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Visitor Information

9650 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7817; TTY 301-699-2544
Fax 301-377-7818 

Office Hours

Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri.: 9 am-5 pm 

Tours of the Mansion   

Montpelier Mansion is open to the public for tours, programs and shopping.


Seniors: $2 
Adults: $3 
Children (6-18):  $1 
Children (Under 5):  Free 

Self-Guided Tours

Tour booklet gives history of house and Snowden family, and directs you through the house. 

Year around, Thursday through Tuesday, any time between 11 am and 3 pm. Closed Wednesdays.

Docent Guided Tours*

Sundays, March through November, 12 noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm*
Trained docents lead tours through the house, highlighting original Snowden artifacts, social history of 18th and 19th century Maryland, architectural details, and other information.

*Please note that sometimes our volunteer docents may have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. If there is no docent available for the Sunday guided tours, visitors can take a self-guided tour at no cost.

Docent Guided Group Tours

Same as our docent lead tours, with advance reservation, for groups of 8 or more people. For reservations call 301-377-7817

School Group Tours

Please see our Educational Programs.

Evening Holiday Candlelight Tours

See Montpelier decorated and lit by candlelight.  Docents in the rooms tell you about the house and Christmas traditions of old.  Musical entertainmnet provided by area performers.  Light refreshments served.

Daytime Holiday Tours

Don't like to drive at night? You can still see Montpelier dressed up for the holidays on these daytime, self-guided tours.  Rooms decorated in traditional greens by local garden clubs.

Montpelier Gift Shop

Thursdays-Tuesdays, 11 am–4 pm. Closed Wednesdays.

The Gift Shop is located in the mansion tour entrance. Montpelier memorabilia, tea, books including children’s books, music, unique handmade jewelry and decorative items, and old-fashioned toys are for sale.

New! Shop online for Montpelier and Snowden books and memorbilia! 
Click here for details.   


Located in Laurel, Maryland, near the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

From the D.C. or Baltimore area, take the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Route 295) to Route 197 (Laurel-Bowie Road). Turn west onto Route 197. Turn left onto Muirkirk Road. Turn right into Montpelier grounds.

From Route 29, turn East onto Route 198. Cross I-95 & Route 1, turn right at the next intersection onto Route 197 (Laurel-Bowie Road). Proceed to Muirkirk Road and turn right. Turn right into the Montpelier Mansion grounds.

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Other Interesting Places to Visit In and Around Laurel

The Laurel Museum

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Greenbelt Museum

Sandy Spring Museum

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