Educational & School Programs

2018 HOMESCHOOL DAYS

Tuesday, November 13, 1-3 pm
18th Century Architecture, 21st Century Restoration
Learn why Montpelier is considered one of the best examples of Georgian style architecture in Maryland, and the work that goes into preserving it for generations to come.  
Ages 7 and up.
Reservations and advance payment required. Space is limited.  
Fee: $7/residents; $8/non-residents

IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS AND HOME SCHOOL TOURS

We offer Maryland history-based educational programs on a variety of topics, from architecture to social history, for different ages and skill levels. Our programs support the Common Core curriculum with hands-on learning and include STEM and STEAM components, primary source research and reading comprehension exercises.

Reservations required for all programs. Please contact:
Holly Burnham                                                                                                 Edna Graham          
301-377-7817                                                                                                  301-377-7817
holly.burnham@pgparks.com                                                                          edna.graham@pgparks.com

Hands-On Architecture and Historic Preservation Tour (Grades K-8)

Students will tour the mansion to discover design elements of 18th-century architecture like symmetry, geometry, structural climate control (before modern technology), and more. They will also learn about historic preservation by doing experiments and seeing some of the techniques used to preserve Montpelier for generations to come. Activities will be appropriate for grade level.  
Programs can be 1 or 2 hours long and must be done at Montpelier.

For Students: For Adults:
1-Hour Program: $3.50/student Teachers: Free
2-Hour Program: $7.00/student Chaperones: $3 (for 1 hour or 2 hours programs)

Hands-On History Tour (Grades K-12)

On these tours, students engage in several hands-on activities to learn about life in 17th and 18th century Maryland. Activities will be appropriate for grade level.
Programs can be 1 or 2 hours long and must be done at Montpelier.

For Students: For Adults:
1-Hour Program: $3.50/student Teachers: Free
2-Hour Program: $7.00/student Chaperones: $3 (for 1 hour or 2 hours programs)

Metal Heads: The Iron Industry in Laurel, Before and After Emancipation
Grades 4-7

Learn more about the iron industry that employed generations of African-Americans in Laurel, both during slavery and after emancipation.  Students will do science experiments to learn about the properties of iron, examine primary documents to learn about the work and workers, and learn about the communities that formed around the industry.
Program is 2-hours long.

Fees: For Adults:
Prince George’s and Montgomery Co. students: $6; Teachers: Free
All others: $7 Chaperones: $3

2018 Scout & Family  Days

Saturday, March 10, 10 am-Noon

Men of the 25th United States Colored troops exhibit
Do activities related to our current exhibit.

All ages.  
Drop in.
Fee: $3.50/person

Beyond Needleart Exhibit

Saturday, November 17, 10 am-Noon

Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and families will do fiber art activities. They can also tour our current exhibit, Beyond Needleart, and visit the Artists’ Boutique.

All ages.  
Drop in.
Fee: $3.50/person