Prince George's County Sights

Montpelier Mansion

  • Rte. 197 and Muirkirk Rd. Map It
  • Laurel
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

On 70 acres of parkland, Montpelier Mansion is a masterpiece of Georgian architecture that George Washington used as a guesthouse on the way to and from the Constitutional Convention. It was built and owned by the Snowdens, who earned their wealth through farming and an iron foundry. Interesting features include a 35- by 16-foot reproduction of a hand-painted canvas floor cloth and an offset central hall staircase. Also on the property is an 18th-century summerhouse where ladies took their tea, boxwood gardens, an herb-and-flower garden with plants grown in the 1800s, and a cultural arts center with three galleries and artists' studios.

Sight Information


Rte. 197 and Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, Maryland, 20708, United States

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301-953–1376; 301-953–1993-arts center

Sight Details:

  • $3
  • Dec.–Feb., Mon.–Thurs. 11–3 self-guided tours, Sun. tours at 1 and 2; Mar.–Nov., Mon.–Thurs. 11–3 self-guided tours, Sun. noon–3 guided tours on the hr. Art center weekdays 8:30–5, weekends 10–5

Published 10/21/2013


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