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About My Library

The 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 to support ongoing research efforts.

Materials within the Library Collection include topics on Colonial Life, Local History, Museum Studies, Herb Lore, Enslavement, 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 to contact us to make an appointment to view these materials 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.

About Me

Montpelier House Museum, a National Historic Landmark, is operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) as a house museum.

Montpelier Mansion was built in the 1780s as a plantation for agriculture and iron production. Now a historic landmark, it preserves the histories of the free and enslaved residents who lived and worked there. The plantation house was home to four generations of Snowdens as well as enslaved individuals documented to have lived here. Individuals like Nance, Catte Creek, and Ben, a blacksmith.


Learn more about the site and the daily life of the residents as they are reflected through the architecture, archaeology, and stories of this national historic landmark.

Visitor Information:

  • The museum is open for self-guided tours Thursday- Monday: 10am to 4pm. Our office hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9am to 5pm.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, we are closed.
  • The Fourth (4th) Thursday of each month, we have special extended hours and are open until 8pm (May- October).
  • Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $4 for children ages 6- 18, and free for children ages 5 & under.


To explore the program offerings at Montpelier House Museum, visit our Calendar of Events.

Subscribe to the Montpelier House Museum E-Newsletter to receive monthly updates about programming, exhibitions, and special events!

Location
9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708
Homepage
https://history.pgparks.com/3044/Montpelier-House-Museum