The Montgomery History campus is currently closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We will provide updates about reopening when they become available. In the meantime, you can visit our events calendar and Montgomery History Connected page to learn about virtual events and online offerings.


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


Hours and Tour Information
Open Saturday – Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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)


$7 adults
$5 seniors, students, and active US military
Children under 6 free
MCHS members free


What You’ll Find
A visit to the Rockville campus of Montgomery History includes a tour of both the Beall-Dawson Museum(including any special exhibits) and the Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine. Both docent-led and self-guided tours are available Thursday through Sunday during open hours. 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 Museum has limited air-conditioning.


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


The main part of the Beall-Dawson Museum 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.


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