Built in the 1780s and now a national historic landmark, Montpelier was one of several Snowden homes on what was once a vast land holding. This Georgian plantation house was home to four generations of Snowdens, as well as enslaved individuals like Nance and Catte Creek, and Ben, a blacksmith. Thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Montpelier, who advocated to restore Montpelier in the 1970s, visitors have explored this house for decades. Major Thomas Snowden and his wife Ann Ridgley, first occupants of Montpelier, welcomed distinguished guests like George Washington and Abigail Adams.
Come inside and learn what life was like in 18th-and-19th-century Maryland. Stroll the grounds with over 70 acres of fields and wooded paths - an oasis of tranquility in a bustling world. Inside and out, Montpelier is a fascinating place to be!