Uncle Tom's Cabin

Museum Pays Tribute to Montgomery County Abolitionist Josiah Henson

If you haven’t been to the Josiah Henson Museum & Park, you are missing out on an important piece of our history. The Montgomery Parks museum, located on Old Georgetown Road, tells the story about the life and challenges of Reverend Josiah Henson, his enslavement in Maryland, and the legacy of racial inequality and injustice. Mr. Henson not only led 118 enslaved people to freedom along the Underground Railroad, but his story served as the inspiration for the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The museum strives to accurately portray Henson’s life and explore the impacts of Harriett Beecher Stowe’s novel.

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