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Montpelier Mansion

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Address: 9650 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708-2605
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This former plantation is an interesting place to visit. The mansion and grounds are used for festivals, concerts, and the year Shakespeare in the Park. I love visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 February 2017
maggieaynne
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Laurel, Maryland
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Laurel, Maryland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This former plantation is an interesting place to visit. The mansion and grounds are used for festivals, concerts, and the year Shakespeare in the Park. I love visiting Montpelier. You can also take arts classes at the Arts Center here. I go here often

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Bowie, Maryland
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We did a self tour of the Mansion and the grounds on a cold frosty day. It was pretty empty and so we had the whole place practically to ourselves, not considering the staff, who were really nice and friendly. The entrance fee is $5 per person, which is nothing for a place like this. It has several acres of... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have visited for both types of experiences. It is a superb venue, whether for an art exhibit or recital. Many outreach educational programs as well.

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Thank Dave M
Columbia, Maryland
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

An excellently preserved historical location. Look at the Declaration of Independence. It is on loan from our family an is an original!

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Thank chinthe53
Kampala, Uganda
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

most people dont know about this place but you get a feel of another era when you go there. The architecture is interesting and expansive gardens relaxing.

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Laurel, Maryland
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The playground is a great way to introduce young children to history. They can wind up a bucket at the well, give a Punch & Judy puppet show, visit the town square, play house in the historic Summer House at the end of the historic boxwood maze, try their hand at tavern games, build with life-sized Lincoln logs and much... More 

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east coast
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We went on a day when there wasn't a docent, just a self-guided tour-but the pamphlet we got had a lot of information. Admission is $5. We learned what life was like in pre-revolutionary war times for the wealthy and for slaves and indentured servants, and why homes like this were designed the way they were. .

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Vienna, Virginia
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368 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

For only $5, you get full access to the mansion, grounds and the large barn that houses artist studios. I picked up the written tour brochure at the front desk and followed it through the house. The brochure tells you which room to enter next and includes a nice description of the room's original use and furnishings. It's a beautiful... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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199 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The Montpelier Mansion is managed by the Park Service, and is a free attraction. Ample parking. The adjacent barn is an arts center, for exhibition and classes. The House was built for the Snowden family, from England, using locally produced brick. The Snowdens were Quakers, and slave holders. They produced iron from the local ores, and made a lot of... More 

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2 Thank Patrick S
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My daughter (19) and I just happen to stumble on this little treasure (thank you Trip Advisor) when we were in Columbia, MD. Well kept, friendly staff, and rich in history. They have a self paced walking tour complete with a booklet to guide you through each room describing each room in detail. Definitely worth the stop.

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