Rockville, Maryland: Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Not

For years the cabin was believed to be the iconic former home of the slave who inspired the title character of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel -- but it turned out to be just an old kitchen. It's still an attraction.
11420 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD
Northwest of Washington, DC. Take the eastern extension of I-270, just north of the I-495 Capital Beltway. Exit north onto Hwy 187/Old Georgetown Rd. The cabin is about a mile north, on the southbound side, just south of Tilden Lane. Look for the street number.
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Uncle Tom's Cabin / Josiah Henson Site

This site, the Josiah Henson Special Park (Uncle Tom's Cabin), should be open for at least one day for the 2011 Montgomery County Heritage Days weekend ... June 25-26. Otherwise, it is only open for special events currently. Hopefully, it will be open on weekends but that remains to be seen.

[Hugh, 05/18/2011]
Uncle Tom's Cabin, or Not

Saw a little of half cabin/half house. Sign outside said, "No trespassing. Cabin not yet open to public." Which means that the place is famous for something.

[Karen and Matt, 05/07/2011]
Uncle Tom's Cabin

The Washington Post reports that the purported cabin was actually a kitchen, and was never the home of Josiah Henson. However, it was part of the Riley Plantation, where he was enslaved.

[Julie Mangin, 10/05/2010]
Uncle Tom's Cabin Still Standing

Uncle Tom's Cabin has been saved from gentrification and/or the wrecking ball, but you can't go in it just yet.

... [04/14/2006] Complete News Story

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