Josiah Henson Museum and Park

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Located on the old Isaac Riley Farm where Reverend Josiah Henson lived and worked as a slave from 1795 to 1830. His 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe's landmark novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin." A National Park Service Network to Freedom site.
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11420 Old Georgetown Rd
Rockville, MD
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Rated 5 by Q6184YMak

August 22, 2023


Little museum, big history

In my excitement to visit this museum, I missed the fact that it's only open on the weekends! But we toured the grounds and peeked in windows. The outdoor signage told the story well enough. It's...

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Rated 5 by Ann1989

April 16, 2023


Little known, but important African American History site just outside D.C.

We highly recommend a visit to this site for anyone who is interested in African-American history, the history of slavery in the United States, the history of the D.C. area, and literary history...

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Rated 4 by 846jonip

March 07, 2023


Who knew?

Who knew about this enslaved man who aided many people in escaping slavery? Plus Josiah Henson's autobiography was the inspiration for famous author, Harriet Beecher Stowe's, book, "Uncle Tom's...

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