Day Trip Adventure: Montpelier Mansion, Maryland
I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend. Our warm weather streak in Michigan has continued! It has been a glorious fall and the trees are putting on quite a show! We had a quiet weekend as I tried to catch some extra rest and recover from a cold.
Recently, we traveled to Maryland to visit our oldest at college. Typically, she likes to get away from campus and have some time and space to work on her homework and catch up on sleep. In order to give her some space, we usually try to find something local to do. We were close to DC but we didn’t feel like fighting traffic, so I researched things to do near our hotel. We found a great place for a day trip.
A Little Gem!
Thankfully, I found this little gem and we had a marvelous time! Montpelier Mansion gave us a look at what life in the 18th and 19th century was like. We were the only ones touring the property and had the house to ourselves! The only option when we arrived, was a self-guided tour and our youngest had a blast playing “tour guide”! The house and grounds were beautiful. The owners, the Snowden Family entertained famous visitors including George Washington and Abigail Adams.
It was reasonably priced at $5.00 for an adult, $2.00 for children (5-18), and under 4 free. Docent-guided tours are available on certain days. Check here for more details.
Here are some of my favorite photos from our tour.
Doesn’t this setting just make you want to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and chat!
This clock reminds me of Beauty and The Beast!
Such beautiful gardens!
Usually, I love to take longer vacations, but sometimes little day trips can be just as enjoyable and an inexpensive way to have some family fun!
So, if you are ever near Greenbelt, Maryland, I would highly recommend checking out Montpelier Mansion.
Wishing you many blessings!