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Woodlawn Manor House reopens to the public

Home / Woodlawn Manor House reopens to the public

Historic home open for public tours after four-year closure.

WHEATON, Md. —  Montgomery Parks is now offering public tours of the historic Woodlawn Manor House at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park in Sandy Spring, following the completion of much-needed repairs. The historic manor dates to the early 1800s and served as the home of the Palmer family who owned and managed the farm for over 100 years.

Woodlawn Manor House

“Visitors will learn about Montgomery County’s agricultural history through the lives of the Palmer family, as well as the complex story of slavery intertwined with the family’s personal faith and connection to the community,” said Jennifer Legates, historic site manager, and senior history specialist.

Guided tours of the manor house take approximately 45 minutes and are offered from April through November, on Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center on the day of the visit.

Groups of 15 or more may schedule private guided tours Tuesday – Saturday with at least two weeks advance reservation. Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park offers several guided group tour options that include the Woodlawn Manor House, the Woodlawn Museum, located inside the historic stone barn, and the popular Underground Railroad Experience Trail. 

For more information visit WoodlawnManor.org or contact us at 301-929-5989 or MCP-Woodlawnprograms@MontgomeryParks.org

About Woodlawn Manor House and Cultural Park
The Federal style brick home was constructed in the early 1800s and was once home to Dr. William Palmer, a prominent local Quaker physician, whose family owned the property for nearly one hundred years until 1919. In the late 1970s, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the property from the McKeever family establishing Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Today the Woodlawn Manor House and historic outbuildings reflect its previous owners and provide a glimpse of Montgomery County’s agricultural and complex 19th century history.

About Montgomery Parks        
Montgomery Parks manages more than 37,000 acres of parkland, consisting of 419 parks. Montgomery Parks is focused on promoting physical activity, social connectivity, and environmental stewardship, especially in diverse and urbanizing areas, with an emphasis on teens, working-age adults, and seniors. Montgomery Parks is a department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency established in 1927 to steward public land. M-NCPPC has been nationally recognized for its high-quality parks and recreation services and is regarded as a national model by other parks systems. MontgomeryParks.org  

Montgomery Parks, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Program Access Office at 301-495-2581 (Voice/TTY), MD Relay 7-1-1 or 800-552-7724 or ProgramAccess@MontgomeryParks.org to request a disability modification. Visit Montgomery Parks Program Access for more information.