Wooodlawn Manor House was constructed in the early 1800s. Francis Scott Key was a visitor when the home also served as a private school. Dr. William Palmer and his son Benjamin owned the property from 1822-1919. In 1975-77 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the property from the McKeever family and established a cultural park.
Today the Manor House and it’s outbuildings illustrate Montgomery County’s agricultural history. The outbuildings consist of a three-story stone barn built in 1832, 19th century stone springhouse/meat house, log building which may have served as slave living quarters, and the board-and-batten tenant house.
In June 2016 the Woodlawn Museum opened in the stone barn featuring interactive exhibits. Tickets to the museum, restrooms and a gift shop are available at the Visitor Center in the historic carriage house. Starting March 2018 the Woodlawn Manor House will be open for touring.
STARTING MARCH 2018- Woodlawn Manor House Guided Tours
Woodlawn Manor House will be open by guided tour only- paid admission required.
March – December Friday & Saturday 11:00 am
April – mid-November Friday & Saturday 11:00 am, 2:00 pm; Sunday 1:00 pm
Fee: $3.00 per person Tickets available the day of your tour at the Visitor Center. Guided trail hikes and Woodlawn Museum (stone barn) admission sold separately. Group tour pricing available.
For more information contact Woodlawn Programs or 301-929-5989.
BUSINESS EVENT RENTALS
Woodlawn Manor House is currently available for weekday business rental events- inside the manor house only. Add-on a private tour of the Woodlawn Museum or guided hike on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail.
For more information contact Woodlawn Rentals or 301-563-7505.
SOCIAL OCCASION PRIVATE EVENT RENTALS
As of November 1, 2017, Woodlawn Manor House and grounds are transitioning from an Event Center to a public museum facility. At this time we are unable to host private social occasion rental events. Montgomery Parks operates several Event Center locations that may be the perfect fit for your needs. Consider hosting your event at Brookside Gardens, Rockwood Manor or Seneca Lodge.
Will Woodlawn Manor be available for social occasion rentals in the future?
Currently a feasibility study is underway to evaluate providing regular public access as a museum, hosting private event rentals and protecting the historic buildings at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. Check our website for updates.
To avoid conflicts with scheduled Park tours, events and programs, all photography conducted onsite is subject to approval by Park Staff. Visitors are welcome to take personal-use photos of the historic buildings and beautiful landscapes at Woodlawn.
Professional Photography Sessions: Montgomery Parks requires a paid permit in advance of any photo shoots held at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park. For current permit and fee requirements see Park Permits
Site specific photography permits and process are being developed to better serve our visitors. Check our website for updates.
|ADDRESS||16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 Map
|CONTACT||Call 301-929-5989 or Email|
|CAPACITY||Manor House (year round): 32 seated with tables & chairs (largest room), 40 seated (theater-style), 60 standing (cocktail-style)|
|BUSINESS M-F||For Business Rental Information call 301-563-7505 or email|