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Josiah Henson Park

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Address 11420 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852
Phone 301-650-4373
(301) 495-2595
Website www.josiahhensonsite.org
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Description

Discover the remarkable story of Reverend Josiah Henson, whose 1849 autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s abolitionist novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. This internationally significant historic site is the place where Henson lived and worked as a slave from 1795 to 1830 and became the backdrop for his memoir. It is here that the story of slavery in Maryland can be told from Henson’s first-person experience. The parks is open for
special events such as Black History Month (February), Heritage Days (June), and Maryland Emancipation Day (November). Group, school tours and special events throughout the year.
Visit HistoryInTheParks.org to learn more about Montgomery Parks’ historic sites and to see upcoming programs and events.