Josiah Henson Park is the former plantation property where Reverend Josiah Henson was enslaved. This park is a historic resource of local, state, national and international significance because of its association with Reverend Henson, whose 1849 autobiography, The Life of Josiah Henson, Formerly a Slave, inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The park is currently open only during a limited number of dates each season. All events are free and open to the public.
The Josiah Henson Park is part of the National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom program.
After extensive public outreach the master plan for the development of Josiah Henson Park was approved and adopted in December 2010. This project now moves to our Park Development Division which has begun the facility planning for this park. Visit the Montgomery Parks facility planning project web page for information on the progress of this project.
11420 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD 20852
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Parking for Josiah Henson Park,11420 Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, is available around the corner at the Shriver Aquatic Center, 5900 Executive Blvd.
Admission to the park is free and open to the public, but the park is open only during a limited number of dates each season, including Black History Month. In the event of severe weather, call 301-650-4373 to confirm the park will be open.