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Kensington/Wheaton


Kensington, another historic community listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was founded in 1890. Wheaton is a new downtown revitalization area with ethnically diverse dining and is one of Montgomery County’s three designated Arts and Entertainment districts.


Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County’s incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park.


The National Museum of Health and Medicine, founded during the Civil War as the Army Medical Museum, tells the story of military medicine. Artifacts include the bullet that killed President Abraham Lincoln, skeletal remains and wet tissue specimens, surgical kits and other medical tools.


The role of the trolley in American culture is showcased at the National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville, and features a wonderful display of historic cars and a variety of educational exhibits. From the late 1800s until the mid-1960s, trolley cars served as an important means of inner- city transportation in the United States and Europe.


10 Montgomery County, MD Visitor Guide • www.visitmontgomery.com


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