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About meMontpelier Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, is operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) as a house museum and rental facility.

A fine example of Georgian architecture popular in Maryland in the late 1700s, Montpelier sits on approximately 70 acres of beautiful parkland. Architectural and building construction details, as well as historical research, suggest that the house was constructed between 1781 and 1785. Major Thomas Snowden and his wife, Anne, the original owners of the property, welcomed many distinguished guests into their home, including George Washington and Abigail Adams. In total, 141 enslaved people also worked on the property, which totaled about 9,000 acres in Snowden's time. Inventories list their names, ages, some descriptions, and assigned monetary value. Select rooms have been researched and furnished as they would have appeared from the end of the 18th century until 1830. A boxwood-lined pathway runs through the garden to the original 18th century summer house.

In conjunction with the Friends of Montpelier, a volunteer organization, staff offer public tours, educational programs for schools, home-schooled and Girl Scout/Boy Scout groups, concerts, festivals, reenactments, exhibits, lectures and seminars. In addition, teas are offered periodically. Montpelier Historic Site is available for weddings, receptions, luncheons and meetings.

Visitor Information: Open to the public for tours, programs, and shopping. The site is open to the public Thursday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Self-guided tours are available Thursday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Our office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors, $2.00 for children ages 6-18, and free for children ages 5 & under. Additional information can be found at http://history.pgparks.com/3044/Montpelier-Mansion-Historic-Site or please give us a call with any questions at 301-377-7817. We look forward to hearing from you!

Direct link to program offerings: http://history.pgparks.com/3066/Calendar-of-Events

About my libraryThe Reference Library is composed of over 1,000 works, many of which were donated to the Library by the Friends of Montpelier as part of their docent library and by private donors such as Ms. Elizabeth “Betty” Jackson.

Materials within the Library Collection include topics on Colonial Life, Local History, Museum Studies, Herb Lore, Slavery, Antiques, Women's History, Architecture, Crafts, Genealogy, and many more. Our entire collection is cataloged in LibraryThing. It can be accessed by clicking the link that says "Reference Library" at the top of the page next to the word "Collections."

For researchers, our collection is non-circulating, but we encourage all interested parties to contact us to make an appointment to view these works in person. To make an appointment, please contact the collections manager directly at (301)377-7836 or our main phone line at (301) 377-7817. Please note that most of our staff works part-time so please allow a few days for a response. Thank you for your understanding.

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Homepagehttp://history.pgparks.com/

Real nameMontpelier Mansion Historic Site

Location9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708

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Member sinceFeb 26, 2011

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