Museums

 

The Beall-Dawson House and Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine
103 W. Montgomery Avenue, Rockville MD, 20850
301-762-1492

 

Hours and Tour Information
Open Wednesday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00.
Both docent-led and self-guided tours are available.
Closed major holidays. 

 

In the case of inclement weather, we follow the public school system on weekdays, and the county Recreation Department on weekends.  If the county schools are closed, or the Recreation Department cancels weekend activities, the museums and library are closed.  (County Recreation Inclement Weather Line: 240-777-6889)

 

Admission
Adults: $5
Students, seniors, and active US military: $3
Children under 6: free
MCHS members: free

 

What You’ll Find
A visit to the Rockville campus of the Historical Society includes a tour of both the Beall-Dawson House (including any special exhibits) and the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine. Both docent-led and self-guided tours are available Wednesday through Sunday during open hours (no tours start after 3:30). Our guided tours led by volunteer docents, and generally last 45 minutes to an hour. For groups of 8 or more people, please schedule tours in advance by calling our administrative offices at 301-340-2825.

 

Summer visitors please note: the Beall-Dawson House is not air-conditioned.

 

The Rockville campus is also home to the Jane C. Sween Research Library, our main research facility.

 

Access
The main part of the Beall-Dawson House first floor is reached by several steps. Non-motorized wheelchairs can be conveyed into one of the first floor rooms, and the museum shop. The second floor is not handicapped accessible, but notebooks explaining the second floor tour and any special exhibits are available for anyone who cannot make it up the stairs.
The Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine has three steps leading up to the door; most of the one-room museum is visible from the entrance, however.
Handicapped accessible restrooms are available in the research library.

 

Directions
Click here for directions to the Beall-Dawson Historical Park.