May 17, 2023

Peerless Rockville to Host History Tour and Scavenger Hunt from May 25-29 on How Railroad Changed Rockville

Peerless Rockville, the city’s historic preservation organization, will be hosting a family friendly history tour and scavenger hunt that will explore how the coming of the railroad changed Rockville forever. Those wanting a fun way to learn about the area’s evolution can participate between Thursday, May 25, and Monday, May 29.

In the summer of 1873, the Metropolitan Branch of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad opened its station in Rockville. The arrival of the railroad brought enormous change to Rockville, then a small agricultural town.

The self-guided outdoor tour and scavenger hunt will walk participants through the sites and stories of how the exciting new transportation system of its era led Rockville to grow by leaps and bounds.

Tour stops are a surprise. The stops will reveal details of Rockville’s unique sites, stories and artworks located across the city. Even those who think they are familiar with the city are likely to learn more about places they have never particularly noticed or never thought about much. The tour includes some highlights from Peerless Rockville’s previous Explore Rockville events plus a few new stops.

To register for the event, go to the historic tour. Registration is $17.85 (including fees) per family.

After registration, every household will receive by May 25 a link to a printable program with site details and scavenger hunt instructions for each stop.