Summit Hall Farm

506 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20877

Summit Hall Farm

History: In the last Confederate invasion in 1864, General Jubal A. Early's army camped here the night before attacking Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C. on July 11-12. Early commandeered John T. DeSellum's house for his headquarters, and DeSellum lost his remaining livestock, crops, and fencing. However, soldiers searching the house for weapons missed $3,000 hurriedly concealed under his sister Sarah's voluminous skirts.

More to Explore: Don't miss the Stonestreet Museum of 19th-Century Medicine where you can investigate medical practices of the 1800s in a freestanding doctor's office, circa 1852. Then explore the Beall-Dawson House, an 1815 historic house museum with a beautiful 19th-century heirloom garden. Then, stretch your legs and enjoy the outdoors at Rockville's Monument Park where you will find picnicking areas, softball/baseball fields, basketball courts, and outdoor grills for barbequing. Rockville also offers a wide variety of shopping and dining venues in the town center.

Photo Credits:

  1. "Jubal Early." Courtesy of Library of Congress.