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Sites & Museums

The Natural and Historical Resources Division has historic sites and museums to interest anyone that is looking for information and experiences in archaeology; African American history; aviation; preservation; the Civil War; War of 1812; county and national politics; early political figures; agriculture; early plantation life; pre-history; dinosaurs; early churches, cemeteries and schools; and the Lincoln assassination.

Sites listed below are open to the public for tours and programs. The Division also operates a county history library where visitors can research early land records, famous Prince Georgians, themes in county history, and historic sites and districts in the county. The Library is housed in the Marietta Museum in Glenn Dale and is open to researchers by appointment by calling the historic site at 301-464-5291.

For programs, events and tours at the Division’s many operating and “visit on your own” historic properties, more information, fees and hours are provided.

The Natural and Historical Resources Division also produces publications that interpret and market our county’s diverse history. These may be accessed through the links below; limited printed copies are available by calling 301-627-2270.

  • A Guide to African American Heritage Sites
  • Historic Sites & Museums of Prince George’s County
  • Passport to the War of 1812