9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7817; TTY 301-446-3302; Fax 301-377-7818
Please Note: Due to major restoration projects, Montpelier Mansion/Historic site will be closed much of 2013. Please call ahead before visiting: 301-377-7817, TTY 301-699-2544. Programming will continue at other locations. See Programs & Events for more information.
A fine example of Georgian architecture, popular in Maryland in the late 1700's, Montpelier Mansion 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, original owners of Montpelier Mansion, welcomed many distinguished guests into their home including George Washington and Abigail Adams.
Montpelier Mansion, a National Historic Landmark, is operated as a house museum and rental facility. 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.
The staff, in conjunction with the Friends of Montpelier volunteer organization, offers tours, concerts, festivals, re-enactments, exhibits, lectures, and seminars. In addition, teas are offered periodically. Montpelier Mansion is available for weddings, receptions, luncheons, and meetings.