Woodlawn Manor House was constructed in the early 1800s. Dr. William Palmer and his son Benjamin were the longest property owners from the early 1800s to early 1900s. Francis Scott Key was a visitor when the home also served as a boarding school. In the late 1970s Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the property from the McKeever family establishing Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park.
Today the Manor House and it’s outbuildings illustrate Montgomery County’s agricultural history. The outbuildings consist of a 19th century stone barn (today home to the Woodlawn Museum), stone springhouse/meathouse, board and batten tenant house and a 19th century log building that may have served as slave living quarters.
WOODLAWN MANOR HOUSE Open by guided tour only. Paid admission required.
OPEN April – November Friday & Saturday 11 am & 2 pm, Sunday 1 pm
CLOSED December – March, Easter, Independence Day
Additional dates not open for touring: Check here throughout the year for updated closings
(Fri) May 15th; (Fri) June 12th – (Sun) June 14th
FEE: $3.00 per person. Tickets sold at the Visitor Center day of the tour.
Admission sold separately for the Woodlawn Museum and guided trail hikes.
For more information contact Email or 301-929-5989.
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS: Private group tours are available at other times for groups with 15 paid admissions with minimum 2 weeks advance reservation. During peak spring and fall tour seasons, 3 weeks minimum is highly recommended. Visit the Group Tours page for options and pricing.
For more information or to make a private group tour reservation contact Email or 301-929-5989 (Push 5 for Group Tours).
Woodlawn Manor House provides an affordable and relaxed setting for a business meeting, team building experience or corporate retreat.
Availability: The first floor is available for rental use Tuesday – Thursday 9 am – 5 pm; 3 hour minimum required. Other requests reviewed on a case by case basis. Subject to availability.
Capacity: The Thomas Parlor accommodates seated meetings up to 23 classroom/conference-style or up to 30 for a lecture/presentation. Please note: Room set-up plans are limited and are dictated by the layout of the historic house.
Amenities: Free onsite parking, free wi-fi, warming kitchen and handicap accessible parking/building entrance. Optional add-on’s include AV equipment, linens, easels/pads and guided tours of the Woodlawn Manor House, Woodlawn Museum or Underground Railroad Experience Trail.
Woodlawn is not available for private social occasion rental events at this time.
In November 2017 Woodlawn Manor House and grounds transitioned from an Event Center to a historic museum facility. A feasibility study is being conducted to evaluate providing regular public access as a museum, hosting private event rentals while protecting the historic buildings at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Updates will be posted here.
Step back in time and become a Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park volunteer! Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. SSL hours are eligible. For more information contact Email or call 301-929-5989.
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