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Beautiful place and lots of history
Aug 18, 2014 by: SummerLove11 from Baltimore, Maryland
My father grew up in a historic Howard County mansion originally built for one of the daughters that grew up in Montpelier. Going and visiting Montpelier was like taking a walk back in time for my father, but also a wonderful experience for the rest of us as well. The house is beautiful and interesting and the grounds are gorgeous and a great place to explore for a few hours. We also really enjoyed the gift shop and got some really nice blankets with the mansions on them. I wanted to have my wedding here but they did not hold the number of guests I invited. It is a beautiful location and such a big difference from the busy street just steps away. It is a great day trip and a nice trip away from the hustle and bustle of things. I really enjoyed how beautifully the bedrooms were decorated!
Aug 14, 2014 by: adrianaenvy from Laurel, Maryland
Lovely mansion with tons of history. They have a ton of free activities and movie nights, a small quiet garden area.
Fun Trip to learn about the history of MD plantations
Jul 30, 2014 by: John P from Fairfax, Virginia
We enjoyed visiting one of the few remaining plantation homes in this part of Maryland. The docent guided tour was very god and quite informative.
lots of free events
Jul 10, 2014 by: Elias David B from
This mansion has art shows and lots of events for little or no cost. You can find prettier plantations but I don't know any one with more activities per year. If there is an admission fee it is never high.
Interesting attraction - (cheap but) deceptive fees.
Jan 10, 2014 by: marcyNewYork from new york
The grounds were peaceful and well kept and it was interesting to see how people lived and entertained in bygone eras. While the mansion is listed as the attraction, you are not told that about 30% of the “attraction” is the (exquisite) needlework art on display. When you enter the mansion you are told of two separate prices: one to see the mansion and another to see the needlework however, at the end you are told that you cannot see the mansion without seeing the needlework, located in a few areas of the mansion. Why mention two prices when the needlework is a mandatory part of the tour, which doubles the price? The needlework art is beautiful however, it should be told up front that the needlework is a mandatory part of the attraction, which doubles the price of admission. The admission for both attractions is only $6 but I think employees should be honest because some people are on a strict budget and there may be several family/friends visiting together. With that said, I would definitely recommend this attraction – just be honest and people won’t mind paying.
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