Guided History Walks, Tours, & Visits



Looking for a walking tour for your group? Contact Matt Gagle at to book one of our walking tours. We can also find something special and unique for your group. 






C&O Canal: History and Nature

Speaker: Ralph Buglass

An ambitious project in our nation’s early days, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal was built alongside the unnavigable Potomac River as a commercial waterway to reach the west. But doomed almost from the start by the railroad, then put out of business altogether by the river flooding–not to mention almost being turned into a parkway–it is now a treasured recreational spot by cyclists, hikers, canoeists and others with technological wonders of its time and natural beauty to behold.




The Country Doctor in the 1800s: The Life & times of Dr. Edward Stonestreet of Rockville – A Visit to the Doctor’s Office, now the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine

Speaker & Tour Leader: Clarence Hickey

This first person portrayal reflects the life and historic times of Dr. Stonestreet when he practiced medicine in Montgomery County from 1852-1903. It is based on the speaker’s 2009 book Send for the Doctor, which chronicles Dr. Stonestreet’s: medical education; 51-year medical practice of house calls and office visits as local physician and surgeon; responding to accidents and injuries; a brief look at the doctor’s service as Civil War surgeon with the Union Army; and the historic times during which he lived and practiced. This presentation also is available as a PowerPoint slide show. A field trip option can be included to visit the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine in Rockville, Maryland. Book sales and signings can be included, with all of the sales proceeds going to Montgomery History.