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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.
Aug 27, 2013 by: Terpreb from Huntsville, Alabama
This is one of the great mansions of PG county. The Architecture and the grounds make you feel like you are back in colonial times. A hidden treasure in the congested Washington Baltimore area. Make sure you take a tour of all the out buildings.
Great free concerts
Aug 04, 2013 by: Bruce L from Laurel, Maryland
In the summer the have great free concerts every other Friday evening. The have a semi trailer which unfolds into a full stage which is set up at the bottom of a natural slope of meadow. Bring your own chairs or blankets and coolers and set on the hill side for the concert. We recently attended a Tribute to Motown music. It was a two hour concert by a group from Washington. Very nice way to spend an evening with your family or your sweetie.
Jul 29, 2013 by: sage97 from owings mills maryland
Its not a bad place to stroll and have a picnic. The gounds are maintained. You feel like you are back in time. You can smell the old bricks and actually unwind.
Dec 09, 2012 by: Kim B from Arlington, Virginia
The drive out was very scenic and I did some vineyards tours the same day. Enjoy the beautiful Virginia countryside while en-route to Montpelier Mansion.
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