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Explore a history playground at Montpelier Mansion

Spend the day living a bit of history this summer in a kid-sized colonial village at Montpelier Mansion in Laurel.

Hands on history farm station WIn the Blast-in-the-Past: Hands on History Playground, Montpelier’s grounds will once again be transformed into a history playground for five weeks in July and August. Explore trades, a town square, a farm and a wilderness area. Young visitors can camp out in the frontier, design a hat at the milliners, harvest crops at the farm and more.

Built in the 1780s, Montpelier is a stately Georgian-style house open for tours. It sits on over 70 acres of land with fields and wooded paths.

Plan to stay an hour or the whole day at the drop-in program. The event runs July 6 to Aug. 5, Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $2.50 for Montgomery and Prince George’s county residents Thursday-Friday and $3 for nonresidents. Saturdays are All-County Day with admission $2.50 for everyone. Win a free pass by registering for “Summer @ YourLibrary” at any Prince George’s County library.

For details visit the Montpelier Mansion webpage, pgparks.com.

For more fun things to do visit our calenar of events.

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