Things To Do

Montgomery County Visitor Information Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, Suite 1400
Germantown, MD 20874
301-916-0698 • 800-925-0880

Arts & Culture:
Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard • Glen Echo, MD 20813
301-320-5331 • Fax: 301-320-3108
Adventure Theatre, the Washington areas longest-running childrens theater, presents fully staged live productions of fables, fairy tales, popular stories, musicals, and childrens musicals. The 193-seat theater is climate-controlled with stadium-style seating. Performances average 60 minutes and are recommended for ages 4 and up.

American Film Institutes Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road • Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-495-6743 • Fax: 301495-6777
Three state-of-the-art theatres designed for on-screen digital presentations and video productions. Video and teleconferencing board room available. Perfect for private screenings, parties and receptions.

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Inc.
801 Ellsworth Drive • Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-565-3805 • Fax: 301-565-3809
The Arts and Humanities Council connects communities by providing a voice for the arts and humanities in Montgomery County, providing funding for the arts and humanities organizations and projects and linking individuals and communities with arts and humanities resources via residencies and visits by visual artists, scholars, writers and performing artists.

BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive • Germantown, MD 20874
240-912-1057 • Fax: 301-528-2266
BlackRocks mission is to provide quality performing, visual, and arts education programs for the benefit of the community.

Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Fund Inc.
P.O. Box 1768 • Silver Spring, MD 20915
301-933-1822 • Fax: 301-933-1151
501(c)3 Non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuate jazz, Americas national treasure, through music and education programs. The major annual event is FMJS 5 day East Coast Jazz Festival held in Rocville, MD every Presidents weekend.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park
603 Edmonston Drive • Rockville, MD 20851
240-314-8690 (tickets) • 240-314-8660 (theater rental)
Named for the celebrated author who often visited Rockville, this 500-seat facility for the performing arts is used by both community theatrical groups and professional touring companies. The theater and its social hall are also available for conferences, seminars and other large meetings.

Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road • Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-258-6394
The Arts Barn is open daily featuring four artists-in-residence, a museum shop, art gallery and 99-seat theater auditorium.

Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard • Glen Echo, MD 20812
301-320-7757 • Fax: 240-465-2288
Glen Echo Park is a National Park that offers year-around activities in dance, theater and the arts for the surrounding communities and visitors from across the country.

Glenview Mansion Art Gallery
603 Edmonston Drive • Rockville, MD 20851
240-314-8660
Glenview Mansion is a pillared, neoclassical, 19th century home nestled in the 153-acre Rockville Civic Center Park. The art gallery showcases local and regional artists.

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue • Bethesda, MD 20814
301-320-2550
Imagination Stage is a theater arts center for young people celebrating innovation, diversity and inclusion. Opening in 2003, our $12 million state-of-the-art theatre at 4908 Auburn Avenue in downtown Bethesda will house many acclaimed programs, year-round professional theater, classes and summer camps for children and inclusion programs for deaf children and people with disabilities.

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Road • Rockville, MD 20852
301-881-0100 • Fax: 301-881-5512
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington serves people from ages 1-101 (including people with special needs) with educational, cultural, recreational, health and “safety-net” programs. Most programs and classes are open to both members and non-members. For more information or to receive a free copy of out Program Guide, please call 301-348-3750 or visit us online.

National Philharmonic
401 Fleet Street • Suite 101 • Rockville, MD 20850
301-762-8580 • Fax: 301-762-8581
The Music Center at Strathmores National Philharmonic is praised for “powerful,” “Impeccable,” and “thrilling” performances (The Washington Post) and free admission to kids ages 7-17.
Olney Theatre Center for the Arts
2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road • Olney, MD 20832
301-924-3400 • Fax: 301-924-2654
Easily accessible from DC and Baltimore, OTC offers award-winning and provocative theatre at affordable ticket prices. Audiences enjoy both a unique country setting and year-round high-quality productions, from the classics to the cutting edge.

Rockville Arts Place
9300 Gaither Road • Rockville, MD 20877
301-869-8623 • Fax: 301-869-9173
Rockville Arts Place serves residents and artists of the City of Rockville, Montgomery County, metropolitan Washington DC and Baltimore through cultural and educational enrichment opportunities. Three galleries feature regional, national and international arts exhibitions. Gallery talks by well-known curators, critics and artists. Special workshops, performances and seminars for artists and the community. Extensive photography program includes a public darkroom, photo finishing area and exhibition space.

Round House Theatre
7501 Wisconsin Avenue • Bethesda, MD 20814
240-644-1100 • Fax: 240-644-1090
The Round House Theatre is one of the best-loved and most critically-acclaimed professional regional theaters in the nation, continuing a decade long tradition of presenting extraordinary performers in extraordinary plays.

The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum
10001 Old Georgetown Road • Bethesda, MD 20814
301-897-1518
Our vision is to inspire love of the scriptures through art, to revisit the characters of childrens literature, and to provide a show place for changing exhibitions.

Entertainment and Nightlife:

Dave & Busters
White Flint /3rd Level
11301 Rockville Pike • N. Bethesda, MD 20895
301-230-5151 • Fax: 301-230-9232
60,000 square feet of food & fun! Located in White Flint Mall. We have a full bar & menu and all the latest game technology. We also cater to groups ranging in size from 20-2,000 people

Glen Echo Park – Spanish Ballroom Dances

7300 MacArthur Boulevard • Glen Echo, MD 20812
301-492-6282
CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL JUNE 2003

Montgomery County Agricultural Center, Inc.
16 Chestnut Street • Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-926-3100 • Fax: 301-926-1532
Home to the annual Montgomery County Fair. Additional events held year round. Rental facilities available.

RIO Entertainment Center
9811 Washingtonian Boulevard • Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-921-4684 • Fax: 301-921-0054
The RIO Entertainment Center provides family entertainment with 18 movie screens, restaurants, golf equipment/training and a Sport and Health Club.

Shaker Forest Festival
7 Brookes Avenue • Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-972-1244 • Fax: 301-972-6354
The festival, held at Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg, MD the 2nd and 3rd weekend in September offers 18th Century costumed exhibitors, demonstrations, family entertainment and plenty of great food.

Strathmore
The Mansion at Strathmore • The Music Center at Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane • North Bethesda, MD 20852
Ticket Office 301-581-5100 • Administration 301-581-5200 Fax: 301-581-5201

Strathmore is a non-profit multi-disciplinary arts center in North Bethesda, MD that hosts concerts, art exhibitions, afternoon teas, family festivals, summer camps, and arts education classes and events. The Strathmore campus is comprised of the Mansion at Strathmore, an outdoor sculpture garden, an outdoor concert pavilion, and the new Music Center at Strathmore. The Music Center is the home to the acoustically superb 1,978-seat concert hall that welcomes world-class artists for music and dance performances all year long, and also houses an Education Center- home to innovative rehearsal spaces, classrooms and private studios, that has music and drop-in dance classes, master classes, mentoring sessions, workshops, private lessons, and summer camps where students of all ages have a myriad of educational opportunities.

Washington Talent Agency/Washington Video Productions
14670 Rothgeb Drive • Rockville, MD 20850
301-762-1800 • Fax: 301-251-1118

Golf Courses:

Falls Road 18 holes
10800 Falls Road, Potomac
301-299-5156

Hampshire Greens 18 holes
616 Firestone Dr., Ashton / Sandy Spring
301-476-7999

Laytonsville 18 holes
7130 Dorsey Road, Laytonsville
301-948-5288

Little Bennett 18 holes
25900 Prescott Road, Clarksburg
301-253-1515

Montgomery County Revenue Authority (Golf)
101 Monroe Street, Suite 410, Rockville, MD 20850
301-762-9080
Fax: 301-309-0652

Needwood 19 holes / 9 executive holes
6724 Needwood Road, Derwood
301-948-1075

Northwest Park 27 holes
15701 Layhill Road, Silver Spring
301-598-6100

Poolesville 18 holes
16601 West Willard Road, Poolesville
301-428-8143

Redgate Municipal 18 holes
14500 Avery Road, Rockville
301-309-3055

Rattlewood 18 holes
13501 Penn Shop Road, Mt. Airy
301-607-9000

Sligo Creek Park 9 holes
9701 Sligo Creek Parkway, Silver Spring
301-585-6006

Trotters Glen 18 holes
16501 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney
301-570-4951

Historical & Cultural Sites:

Boyds Negro School House
Boyds/Clarksburg Historical Society

19510 White Ground Road • Boyds MD
301-972-0484
Open by appointment only. The B-CHS maintains a restored one-room schoolhouse (1896-1936) complete with furnishings and literature on the school and community.


Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park (1828-1924)

11710 MacArthur Boulevard • Potomac MD 20854
near Falls Road (MD Rt. 189)
301-767-3714
Mule-drawn canal boat rides offered at Georgetown and Great Falls, MD. 185-mile tow path for hiking and biking. Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center offers exhibits of canal history daily 9am-5pm. Located 1/2 mile south of visitor center are the Olmstead Bridges which offer a spectacular view of Great Falls on the Potomac River. Visit Rileys Lock house (1833), the only original lock house open to the public, located in Seneca, MD. Sat.-Sun. 1-4pm. March-November.


Chevy Chase Historical Society

PO Box 15145 • Chevy Chase MD 20825
The Society was founded in 1981 to discover, record, and preserve the history of this unique neighborhood. The Societys collections serve as a resource for historical research and it sponsors activities to promote public interest in the history of the community.


Clara Barton National Historic Site, 1891

5801 Oxford Road at MacArthur Blvd • Glen Echo MD 20812
301-492-6245
Home of the founder of the American Red Cross and headquarters of the American Red Cross from 1897-1904. Open daily, free admission. Tours every hour on the half hour 10:30am-4:30pm. Operated by the National Park Service. Located next to Glen Echo Park.


The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum

10001 Old Georgetown Road • Bethesda MD 20814
301-897-1518
The museum features a permanent collection of Phillip Ratners art works of Bible stories. View the Treasury of Childrens Literature & Art and changing exhibitions of Biblical art by outstanding selected artists. Free groups tours by reservation (Sunday-Thursday). Self-guided tour with guide book. Childrens tour features Biblical lecture and a hands-on art project for teachers and classes. Open to the public on Sundays.10AM- 4:30PM, no reservations needed.


The George Meany Memorial Archives

10000 New Hampshire Avenue • Silver Spring MD 20903
301-431-5451
Preserves the historical records of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations and avails them for research. Museum features permanent and changing exhibits documenting work life and the history of labor. Open Monday – Friday: 9am-4:30pm.

Gudelsky Gallery at the Maryland College of Art and Design

10500 Georgia Avenue • Silver Spring MD 20902
301-649-4454
An intimate gallery hosting fine art illustrations and graphic design by local artists. Artworks are available for sale. The Maryland College of Art offers a range of educational course work for the arts.

Heritage Tours Ltd.
6309 Tilden Lane • Rockville MD 20852
202-822-9542 • Fax: 301-770-5253
Presenting custom-designed convention tours, shuttle service, meet/greet, limousine service, hospitality staffing, multi-lingual guides, receptions, music and flowers, lectures, cruises, pricate and guide service.


Lincoln Park Historical Foundation/Society

PO Box 1884 • Rockville MD 20849
301-251-2747
The society is a volunteer non-profit organization. Its mission is to heighten awareness of the historic presence and contributions made by African Americans and to preserve the history of lost, pocket and historic black communities in Montgomery County, Maryland.


Montgomery County Historical Society

111 West Montgomery Avenue • Rockville MD 20850
301-762-1492
MCHS collects, preserves and interprets the history and heritage of Montgomery County, Maryland for all current and future county residents.


Montgomery County History Consortium, Inc.

PO Box 4182 • Rockville MD 20849
301-340-2825
A network of eight individual historic museums and historical societies. Together their nearly 500,000 artifacts constitute Marylands largest historical and cultural collections.


National Capital Trolley Museum

1313 Bonifant Road • Colesville MD 20905
301-384-6352
between Layhill Road (MD Rt. 182) and New Hampshire Avenue
(MD Rt. 650), north of Wheaton
Museum interprets the heritage of electric street and interurban railways with a demonstration railway, an exhibit hall, and programs for adults and children.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
6900 Georgia Avenue at Elder St.,NW • Washington,DC 20307
202-782-2200 Fax:202-782-3573 The museum is open every day except, December 25, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.


Peerless Rockville

Red Brick Courthouse
29 Courthouse Square, Room 110 • Rockville MD 20850
301-762-0096
Since 1974, Peerless Rockville has worked to preserve the buildings, objects and information important to Rockvilles heritage. It maintains archives, oral histories and objects to document our past.

Reynolds of Derwood Bed & Breakfast
16620 Bethayres Road Derwood, MD 20855
301-963-2216 Located in the Washington, DC area, two minutes from Shady Grove Metro Subway station that has travel into Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia.


Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road • Sandy Spring MD 20860
301-774-0022 • Fax: 301-774-8149
The mission of the Sandy Spring Museum is to preserve, exhibit and maintain the history and heritage of the community. The facility includes exhibit space, working blacksmith shop, and an art gallery.


Seneca Schoolhouse

16800 River Road • Germantown MD
301-977-2340
Established in 1865, the Seneca Schoolhouse is a reminder of the early days of public education, now a museum used as a teaching facility, with scenic picnic area. March-December, Sundays, Noon-4pm, free admission.


Seventh-Day Adventist Church World Headquarters

12501 Old Columbia Pike • Silver Spring MD 20904
301-680-6316
Large religious and educational complex with visitors center, tours, and presentations.


Strathmore Hall Arts Center

10701 Rockville Pike (Rt. 355) • North Bethesda MD 20852
301-530-0540
A beautiful mansion circa 1900. Concerts throughout the year. Also available for private parties. Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-3pm. Call for concert information. Strathmore Hall houses the Art Center for Montgomery County and exhibits works by local artists monthly. Strathmore Tea is served Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1pm, October-May. Call for reservations.


Washington Grove Heritage Committee Archive
McCathran Hall

PO Box 5 • Washington Grove MD 20880
Listed on the National Register as a historic district. The Heritage Committee maintains an archival collection.


Washington Temple Visitors Center

9900 Stoneybrook Drive at Beach Drive • Kensington MD 20895
301-587-0144
Stunning architectural design, beautiful gardens and vivid exhibits. Open daily 10am-9pm.


Weiner Judaic Museum
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Road • Rockville MD 20852
301-881-0100
Vast collection of archaeological artifacts from the Middle East, antique and contemporary Judaica and fine arts. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 9am-10:30pm, Fri. 9am-5pm. Closed all Jewish Holidays.


Whites Ferry, est. 1828

MD Rt. 107 to Whites Ferry Road • Dickerson MD 20842
301-349-5200
Last working ferry on the river. A widely used means of crossing the Potomac River between Maryland and Virginia since its inception. Today, commuters use the ferry daily, where 24 vehicles can be transported at a time. Runs seven days a week, 5am-11pm; nominal fare.


Woodend Mansion, 1928

8940 Jones Mill Road • Chevy Chase MD 20815
301-652-8107
This early 20th century Georgian Revival home was designed by John Russell Pope, the architect of the Jefferson Memorial, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently the headquarters of the Audubon Naturalist Society, Woodend is open weekdays 9am-5pm. Among the attractions are a mounted bird collection and several large Audubon prints. The Audubon Bookshop (301-652-3606) features nature gifts, bird feeders and natural history and environmental books.

Kids Stuff:
Butlers Orchard
22200 Davis Mill Road • Germantown, MD 20876
301-428-0444 • Fax: 301-972-1198

Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard Glen Echo, MD 20812
301-320-7757 Fax: 240-465-2288
Glen Echo Park is a National Park that offers year-round activities in dance, theater, and the arts for the surrounding communities and visitors from across the country.

Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue • Betheseda, MD 20814
301-320-2550
Imagination Stage is a not-for-profit theatre arts organization for children and families. We produces top professional theatre for families and have extensive arts education programs for children ages 1-18.

Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center
18031 Central Park Circle • Boyds, MD 20841
301-528-1480 • Fax: 301-540-4276
World-class, 162-acre recreational faciity with 19 outdoor soccer fields, featuring a 3,200-seat championship stadium and the Discovery Sports Center, a 66,000 sq. ft. facility hosting indoor soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, flag football and more.

Old Country Buffet/Gaithersburg Plaza
240 North Frederick Avenue • Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-947-2346 • Fax: 301-947-2386
Family night every Thursday. Senior Day activities 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10 am. Old Country Buffet has home-style meals in a casual family-oriented atmosphere; beverages and desserts are always included in our low price.

Wheaton Regional Park / Brookside Gardens
2000 Shorefield Road Wheaton, MD 20902
301-946-7033 Fax: 301-949-0571
A family fun park featuring horseback riding, ice skating, ballfields, carousel, tennis, train rides and camping. Also visit Brookside Gardens and the spectacular conservatory. Open daily 9am-5pm. 301-949-8230.

National Capital Trolley Museum
1313 Bonifant Road Colesville, MD 20905
301-384-6352 Fax: 301-384-2865
Outstanding display of operating antique streetcars from the U.S. and Europe, exhibits and interesting slide show. Call for hours the museum is open. Admission charged for trolley ride only.
Gaithersburg Summit Hall Park

Washington Talent Agency/Washington Video Productions
14670 Rothgeb Drive • Rockville, MD 20850
301-762-1800 • Fax: 301-251-1118

Science & Medicine
Fejsa Hair Design & Wellness Spa
3 East Diamond Avenue • Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-330-1104 Fax: 301-330-1607
Fejas Hair Design & Wellness Spa is one of the first in the area to offer beauty from the inside and out. We believe that overall wellness helps us to be happier, healthier, more beautiful beings.

National Naval Medical Center
Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda 301-295-5727
The United States Navys principal center of medical research and education is dominated by a 20-story neo-classical tower, constructed in 1939-1942 per a design suggestion by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who laid the cornerstone.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Cedar Lane, Bethesda 301-496-4000
World-renowned Federal Health Research Complex. Within the complex are:
Visitors Information Center (VIC) 301-496-1776
Building 10, Room BIC-218
Features working lab, slide show, exhibits and a theatre which hosts many cultural programs throughout the year.
National Library of Medicine 301-496-6308
Free tours M-F at 1pm. Meet in building 38A, lower lobby. Open: M, T, W, F, 8:30am-5pm; Thurs., 8:30am-9pm; Sat. 8:30am-12:30pm.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
I-270 and Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg 301-975-3585
Federal science and engineering laboratory for productivity and quality control. Thurs. morning tours. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

National Museum of Health and Medicine
6900 Georgia Avenue at Elder St.,NW • Washington,DC 20307
202-782-2200 Fax:202-782-3573 The museum is open every day except, December 25, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Corner of MD Rts. 410 & 29, Silver Spring 301-413-0100

Naval Surface Warfare Center
Carderock Division Headquarters
Clara Barton Parkway, Bethesda 301-227-1142
The U.S. Navys principal center for ship and submarine research. The Carderock Division operates the worlds largest array of hydrodynamic and hydroacoustic test facilities, some unique in the world. TOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT.

American Film Institute Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road • Silver Spring, MD
Phone: 301.495.6720 • Recorded Program Information: 301.495.6700

See contemporary and classic films in the magnificently restored 32,0000 square foot, 1938 Silver Theatre, featuring two stadium theatres, office and meeting space, and reception and exhibit areas. Image courtesy of AFI.

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Inc.
801 Ellsworth Drive • Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-565-3805 • Fax: 301-565-3809

The Arts and Humanities Council connects communities by providing a voice for the arts and humanities in Montgomery County, providing funding for the arts and humanities organizations and projects and linking individuals and communities with arts and humanities resources via residencies and visits by visual artists, scholars, writers and performing artists.

NMAI on the National Mall
Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W. • Washington, DC 20560
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; closed Dec. 25 • Phone: 202-633-1000

The National Museum of the American Indian is the first national museum in the country to be dedicated exclusively to Native Americans. The five-story curvilinear building is made of rough limestone and houses thousands of priceless objects. Image courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.

National World War II Memorial
National Mall • Washington, DC

The World War II Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S. and is a monument to the spirit, sacrifice, and commitment of the American people. Image courtesy of National World War II Memorial.

Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Now – Indefinately

Renwick Gallery
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W., Washington, D.C.
Open Daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m • 202.633.2850

Several hundred of the museums greatest treasures by such artists as John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Childe Hassam. Drawn primarily from the museums large collection of 19th-century paintings, the works feature light and color that are hallmarks of the American impressionist style, as well as the Gilded Age. Image courtesy of Smithsonian Institution.

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Galleries
The Corcoran
Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
The Gaithersburg Arts Barn
Glenview Mansion Art Gallery

Hillwood Museum and Gardens
Hirshorn Museum
The Nationial Gallery of Art
The Phillips Collection
Rockville Arts Place
Strathmore Hall Arts Center

Museums
Clara Barton National Historic Site
Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum
Library of Congress
National Capital Trolley Museum
National Building Museum
Sandy Spring Museum
Smithsonian Institution
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Theater
Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park
American Film Institute Silver Theatre
Arena Stage
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park
Imagination Stage
The Kennedy Center
National Theatre
Olney Theatre Center for the Arts

Round House Theatre
Signature Theatre
Source Theatre
Warner Theater

Gardens, Parks & Animals
Brookside Gardens
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
Glen Echo Park
Dumbarton Oaks
Hillwood Museum & Gardens
National Aquarium
National Arboritum
Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Music
BlackRock Center for the Arts
MCI Center
Meriweather Post Pavilion
Nissan Pavillion
Strathmore Hall Arts Center
Wolf Trap

Sports
Capitals Hockey
DC United Soccer
Frederick Keys

MCI Center
Orioles Baseball

Redskins Football
Wizards Basketball

Washington Freedom Soccer

Wineries
Berrywine Plantations – Linganore Winecellars