Field Trips

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

Audubon Naturalist Society/Woodend Nature Sanctuary
8740 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase.  301-652-9188
Hands-on, nature-based field trips and classroom activities for all ages (all programs meet Next Generation Science Standards); 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
A variety of on and off-site programs including Underground Railroad  Experience, farm tours, hands-on history programs for grades K-12, and a Speakers Bureau.

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 the Woodlawn Museum and Underground Railroad Experience Trail at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring, Josiah Henson Park in N. Bethesda, and Oakley Cabin African American Museum & Park in Olney.

Harper Cabin at Brookside Nature Center
1400 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton. 301-962-1480
Experiential field trips focusing on emancipation communities and living with the environment.

National Capital 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
The museum has an extensive archives with primary source documents available for teachers and students conducting research.  Information on topics such as emancipation, agriculture, women’s rights, education, historic properties, and much more can be researched in the museum’s research library.

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