Montpelier, built in the 1780s, was home to the Snowdens, plantation and ironworks owners, and the 169 people they enslaved, like Catte Creek, and Ben, a blacksmith. Now a historic landmark, the museum preserves the histories of all who lived there through tours and a variety of public programs.
- 18th century Georgian architecture
- One of only two 18th century summer houses or “belvedere,” on its original foundations.
- Flower and herb garden
- Indoor and outdoor exhibits
- Seniors: $4
- Adults: $5
- Children (5-18): $2
- Children (4 and under): Free
- Self-guided tours available year-round.
- Group tours available for 10 or more people.
- Reservations required for groups only. Call 301-377-7817.
- Explore the grounds any time, dawn ’til dusk. Picnics encouraged!
- Grounds open daily, dawn to dusk.
- Picnics encouraged but please carry out trash.
- Dogs welcome on a leash, and please clean up after them.
- Montpelier House Museum is partially handicap accessible. Please call for more information.
- Parking in main lot adjacent to Montpelier Arts Center and Carriage House. Three handicap accessible spots in small lot near house museum. Follow the drive past the Carriage House to the small lot.
- Self-guided tour booklets offered in English and Spanish.
Open Thursdays-Mondays from 10am-4pm, the gift shop features tea and teapots, Fair Trade items, books for adults and children, decorative items, and old-fashioned toys. Click the button visit the online shop for Montpelier and Snowden books and memorabilia: