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Rockville


Settled in the 1750s and incorporated in 1801, Rockville served as an important crossroads community, offering train and transportation lines. Rockville is the county seat of Montgomery County.


Rockville Town Square is a pedestrian oriented, mixed-use community with a beautiful town square inspired by Italy’s famous piazzas. Enjoy exciting shops, restaurants, cultural and holiday celebrations in a picturesque setting complete with mature trees, a centerpiece fountain and benches for people watching.


Located in Rockville Town Square, VisArts is a nonprofit arts center dedicated to engaging the community in the arts. Enjoy an art exhibition after dinner or take a “Cocktails & Canvas” or “Mud & Merlot” class. The Rooftop has spring/summer parties with a view overlooking downtown Rockville.


The Montgomery County Historical Society, located in Rockville, operates two museums and a research library. The Beall-Dawson House, an elegant circa 1815 Federal-style townhome, displays the history and heritage of Montgomery County. The Stonestreet Museum of 19th Century Medicine investigates the changes in medical practice from 1852- 1903, the years Dr. Edward Stonestreet practiced medicine in this one-room, freestanding doctor’s office.


Important to both these locations is Peerless Rockville, an award-winning, nonprofit, community-based organization founded in 1974 to preserve buildings,


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


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