Field Trips & Education Programs

For detailed information about many of the sites listed below, visit our Heritage Sites page.

Audubon Naturalist Society Headquarters
8740 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase.  301-652-9188
Field trips & classroom activities for all ages; teacher workshops.

Boyds Negro School
19510 White Ground Road, Boyds.  301-943-8771
A one-room schoolhouse, the public school for local African American students from 1895-1936, is open by appointment for individual and school tours.

Button Farm Living History Center
16820 Black Rock Road, Germantown.  301-916-7090
Underground Railroad Immersion Experience and hands-on history programs for grades K-12.

C&O Canal National Historical Park
Great Falls Visitor Center, 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac

  • Ride the Mercer, Elementary and Secondary programs.
  • Mules & Tools on the Canal (STEM), Elementary program.
  • Time in a Tree (STEM), Elementary program.
  • Olmsted Island Nature Scavenger Hunt, Elementary.
  • Olmsted Island Nature Hike, Secondary Program.
  • Field Observation Notebook & Hike, Secondary Program.

The fee for these programs is $5/person.

Contact: or 301-714-2213.

Gaithersburg Community Museum
9 S. Summit Avenue, Gaithersburg.  301-258-6160
Programs & activities on local history in the restored 1884 B&O Railroad Station complex.

Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-634-2222
Glen Echo offers workshops, demonstrations, and programs for students of all ages. Click here for a list of programs for School-Age Groups.

King Barn Dairy MOOseum
18028 Central Park Circle, Boyds.  301-254-6575
Group visits for young students who will learn about the history of dairying and and farm life in Montgomery County.

Montgomery Parks
Field Trips and Group Tours are available at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring, Josiah Henson Park in N. Bethesda, the Underground Railroad Experience Trail in Sandy Spring, and Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park in Olney.

National Capitol Trolley Museum
1313 Bonifant Road, Colesville. 301-384-6088

  • Transportation Past & Present, Grades PreK-2 $
  • Communities and Transportation, Grades 3-5 $


Olney Theatre
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Sandy Spring.  301-924-3400
Student matinee performances at 10am, with discounted tickets; in-school workshops.

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022
Field trip offerings vary seasonally, based on current museum programs
Age/Grade: Varies by topic

Seneca Schoolhouse Museum
16800 River Road, Poolesville. 301-407-0777
1860s One-Room Schoolhouse Experience, Grades 2-5
Contact: Julie Shapiro, SSH Schoolteacher.

Field Trip Planning

MCPS Field Trip Planning