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“lots of free events”
Review of Montpelier Mansion

Montpelier Mansion
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Laurel
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Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“lots of free events”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

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.

Visited July 2014
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new york
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting attraction - (cheap but) deceptive fees.”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

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.

Visited November 2013
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Huntsville, Alabama
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great History”
Reviewed 27 August 2013

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.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Terpreb
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Laurel, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
247 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great free concerts”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

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.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Bruce L
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owings mills maryland
Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“LOVELY GROUNDS”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

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.

Visited September 2012
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