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The Belair Mansion was home to Governor Ogle in the 1700s, and was owned by the Ogle family until 1871. Later it changed hands and was passed onto James Woodward, who added more wings to it. Finally purchased by the City of Bowie, the mansion underwent restoration to regain its original splendor. Presently this pretty edifice is embellished with period furniture and paintings. Most of its rooms are available to hold meetings and private functions.
This museum is steeped in history and it is ready to tell tales whenever you want to listen. It was built by Samuel Ogle in the early 18th century. Later, it underwent expansion and was inherited by the Woodward family. The Woodwards further converted it into a major racing and breeding ground. Presently, it enjoys its status as a museum and boasts of an interesting collection of racing memorabilia, carriages and so on. Call for more information.
A small-scale urban winery, The Winery at Olney is known for its contemporary wine varietals. Gradually having made it as one of the most reputed wineries in the state, this winery strives to get better with every passing year. Stop by this site for a shot at one of their signature wines, or take the brief tour of the winery and learn about their journey so far and their methods of crafting the finest wine possible.
Constructed in the mid-1700s, this Georgian manor was owned by George Mason, a statesman and one of the authors of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Guided tours of the house feature the elaborate interior woodcarvings and period furniture. Outside the house, visitors can walk through formal boxwood gardens, with a view of the Potomac River. Various outbuildings, the kitchen, schoolhouse and laundry room can be seen as well. Visitors can try their hand at archaeological excavation and have a chance to discover original artifacts.
Comprising of woodlands, meadows and wetlands, its landscape is a natural habitat for wildlife and birds. Explore its trails to get a peek into its beauty. A secluded paradise for birders and nature lovers, this park also features a playground, equestrian rings, tennis courts, a cricket field and baseball fields.
The Savage Mill stands as one among the most monumental complexes in Maryland. It is a historic cotton mill site and is more accurately situated at Savage in Maryland. The site was brilliantly constructed in 1816 by an unknown architect. The site has tremendous monumental value and more, due to the reputed status of the mill that was started in 1820. Even today, it ably stands as a vital early-19th century landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.