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Our Vision
Hands-On History Field Trips in Montgomery County, Maryland offers a variety of educational programs keyed to social studies curriculum and environmental studies for students and groups of all ages...especially elementary grade levels.  The programs are a resource in experiential environmental education (EEE) and are presented both inside the historic academy and outside on the grounds. These venues allow students to participate in authentic learning experiences at WMM and in the great outdoors.  See our Field Trip Program Listings in the menu and schedule your class or grade level for a program keyed to their grade in social studies or science. Local lore suggests that historic Brookeville was a stop on The Underground Railroad!
Historical Teas and Traces of the Underground Railroad are also presented to groups by reservation.  Special event teas and Birthday Party Theme Teas for children are available by reservation only.  Participate in Tea & History!


Joe Howard teaching North Star Challenge Course for Human Relations

  • To provide a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the culture of another time period and to encourage a sense of ownership of public history.
  • To gather historical information by investigative inquiry methods and an engaging hands-on history educational experience.
  • To understand diversity and human interdependence through a multicultural and a historical perspective in a setting evocative of the 19th century.
  • To recognize the dignity and worth of individuals from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds.
  • To understand the importance of ideals and individuals in historical event timelines and to strengthen connections to history and local resources.
  • To listen to Nature and let Nature be your teacher.
  • To give children the freedom to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder.
  • To strengthen community spirit and appreciation of Montgomery County's rich heritage.


Oprah and Donna are pictured together at the close of a reenactment at Harewood and Woodlawn in Sandy Spring.  Oprah wanted to experience the Underground Railroad and Plantation Slave Life for an upcoming movie.

Oprah & Donna

Westward Ho!

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For information or to schedule call: 301.509.8470


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