This article is sponsored by Maryland Injury Guys, the dog bite attorneys of North Bethesda. Learn about the history of North Bethesda and visit the many attractions featured in this community.
North Bethesda is a census-designated place (CDP) in the county of Montgomery, Maryland. This unincorporated community is located just northwest of Washington, D.C. The establishment of North Bethesda dates back to the 17th century when settlements started forming along Rock Creek and the Seneca Trail, with the "Dan" and "Leeke Forest" land grants. In the early 1800s, most of this land was part of the 3,700 acre tobacco plantation owned by the Riley family. One of the slaves on the plantation, Josiah Henson, is suspected by historians to be the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. In 1806, the Washington Turnpike Company was tasked to improve the Seneca Trail, or Georgetown-Frederick Rd. By 1828, the road was opened. By the late 1800s and early 1900s, train stops and trolley tracks were added to the town. During this time, wealthy families like Captain James Frederick Oyster and Charles I.
Corby lived and summered in the area. The town slowly grew into a commuter suburb of Washington, D.C., with the creation of automobiles. By the 1950s, new developer-conceived neighborhoods were seen popping up in the community. These neighborhoods consisted of tract houses made for the middle-class. As of today, new developments to North Bethesda has started causing suburban sprawl issues. The White Flint Master Plan was created by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) to help with negative aspects of future high-density development in the area. Continue reading about Rollins Park, a local community.
Many corporate headquarters, government agencies and nonprofit organizations are based in North Bethesda, Maryland. Some of these headquarters are:
The Josiah Henson Museum & Park was opened on April 23, 2021. It is located on Old Georgetown Rd. in North Bethesda, at the Isaac Riley property, where Reverend Josiah Henson was enslaved from 1895 to 1830. The museum and park tell the story of the challenging and inspirational life of Reverand Josiah Henson, the history of African American enslavement in Maryland, and the ongoing struggles of racial quality and justice in America through interactive audio and visual presentations.
There are indoor and outdoor exhibits throughout the park that educate visitors on African American History in Montgomery County. Also located in the park is an 80-person multipurpose theater that features the 12-minute My Name is Josiah Henson film. The Josiah Henson Museum & Park is open from dawn to dusk and museum hours are Friday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for timed entry cost around $5.
Pike & Rose is a shopping center located near the Josiah Henson Museum & Park, on Old Georgetown Rd. The shopping center features GAP, H&M, Sur La Table, Sephora, L.L. Bean and UNIQLO. Restaurants included here are City Perch Kitchen + Bar, BIBIBOP Asian Grill, Summer House Santa Monica, sweetgreen, BurgerFi, Nada, The Block Foodhall & Bar, JINYA Ramen Bar - North Bethesda, and many more.
The Pike & Rose shopping center is also a recreational space for residents of North Bethesda. There's Rose Park, Pinstripes, Bark Social, IPIC Theaters and AMP. Rose Park is a children's park. Pinstripes is a dining and bowling alley. Bark Social is the first dog bar on the east coast. IPIC Theaters is a dine-in movie theater with plush chairs, pillows and blankets. Lastly, AMP is a live music venue. A wide variety of venues are also available for guests to book out for private dining and events.
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