In-School Programs, School Field Trips, Home School ToursPrograms and tours are offered on a variety of topics, from architecture to social history, for different ages and skill levels. Many of our tours meet Maryland State Curriculum Standards in areas such as mathematics, geometry, literature, reading and writing. All meet standards in social studies. Our offerings can be customized to fit the needs of the homeschooler’s curriculum and for multi-age groups.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for all programs listed below.
Holly Burnham 301-377-7817 or email@example.com
Edna Graham 301-377- 7817 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hands-On History Tour: for grades pre-K –12On these tours, students engage in several hands-on activities to learn about life in 17th and 18th century Maryland.
Listening to the Past: for grades 3-5Students will hear stories of children living in 18th and 19th century America, examine primary documents, do hands-on activities as they were done in the past, and write about their experiences.
Barriers & Gateways Tours: for grades 7 and 8Barriers & Gateways is an exhibit that examines three major immigrant and forced migrant groups in Maryland, their daily struggles, how each group integrated into the American culture, and their lasting legacies. The tour includes reading, discussion, and hands-on activities.
Hands-On Architectural Tour: for grades pre-K—8Students will tour the mansion to discover the practical design elements of 18th century Georgian architecture, get an introduction to the profession of architecture, and do hands-on activities and experiments.
Policies for School Tours
Chaperone PolicyWe require one chaperone for every 5 students
Students1 Hour, Non-Hands-On History Tour $1 per student
1 Hour, Hands-On History Tour $3.50 per student
2 Hour, Hands-On History Tour $7 per student
Scout Badge Programs
BROWNIE—LISTENING TO THE PASTStep into the past on this tour of Montpelier Mansion! Scouts will don colonial garb, play with 18th century toys and games, listen to a story and do a craft.
JUNIOR —ARCHITECTURETour Montpelier Mansion, a beautiful Georgian style home and learn about architectural drawings and details of the style. Scouts will draw a floor plan of their own, construct a structure, design a garden or maze, and learn about careers in architecture.
JUNIOR—FOLK ARTScouts will do a variety of activities, including making silhouettes, studying 18th century portraits, learning an English country dance, make a craft, play with old-fashion toys, and tour Montpelier Mansion.
JUNIOR—TOYMAKEREnter a world of fun, 18th century style! Scouts will play with toys from times past, and learn games from around the world. While using found items from around the home, as it was done in the past, scouts will create toys and an outdoor game. A tour of the mansion is included.
TIGER CUBS— OLD FASHION FAMILY FUNSpend some family time, 18th century style. Scouts will tour Montpelier Mansion, while discovering the clothes and pastimes of children in colonial times. Families will make a scrapbook to take home.
WOLF—OUTDOOR FUN, 18th CENTURY STYLETake a walk and play some outdoors games on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion, then come inside where scouts will tour this 18th century home while experiencing the fashion and fun of the times. Before heading home, scouts will make and fly a paper bag kite.
BEAR—HISTORY INVESTIGATORSExperience history by investigating this 18th century Georgian mansion, including the clothes, and the fun and games of the colonial times. Scouts will discover ways to uncover their own family’s past and make a journal to record their own history - with ink and quill, of course!
Scout Program Policies
Chaperone PolicyWe require one chaperone for every 5 scouts. If more than one chaperone per 5 scouts attends, they will be charged the “additional chaperone” fee (see below).
AdultsChaperones - One free for every five scouts
PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY for School and Scout groupsWe request payment in advance if possible. We accept cash, Visa and Master Card. If you would like to pay by check, payment must be received three weeks in advance of your tour or program. No checks will be accepted at the door. Credit cards or cash at the door will be accepted at the time of your visit. If you must cancel a program, please call (301) 377-7817 as soon as possible. Montpelier Mansion will refund any fees paid, however we request that you make every effort to attend the program you have scheduled.
ETIQUETTE TEA PROGRAMIt includes instruction in table etiquette and conversation, a traditional cream tea served in the East Wing, and a tour of this stately 18th century home. Brownies will earn their Manners Try-It!
Etiquette Tea Policies
MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM GROUP SIZETo make reservations for a tea, a group must have no less than 10 and no more than 35 people, including chaperones and other adults. Small groups can be combined.
CHAPERONE POLICYWe require one adult chaperone for every 5 children. If more than one chaperone per 5 children attends, they will be charged the regular program fee (see below for more information).
FEEThe fee for the Etiquette Teas is $15 per person. A reduced admission of $10 will be charged to one adult chaperone per 5 children. If more than one chaperone per 5 children attends, each additional adult will be charged $15. If a sibling of a scout attends, they will be charged the $15.00 fee.
ETIQUETTE TEA PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICYPayment is requested at least three weeks in advance. Payment can be made by check, at least 3 weeks in advance, or by credit card (Visa or Master Card only). Please make checks payable to Montpelier Mansion. If a group must cancel, a full refund will be given with one week’s notice. A 50% refund will be given with 48 hours notice. If a group must cancel with less than 48 hours notice, no refund will be given.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITYMontpelier Mansion does have some, but not total, accessibility for wheelchairs. For details, please call 301-377-7817.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICYIf a program must be cancelled due to inclement weather, Montpelier Mansion will contact you to reschedule the program. If a suitable date cannot be found, any paid fees will be refunded.