Early Mansions Tour Prince George's County, MD

Bladensburg, Maryland

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Maryland has often been described as America in miniature. Our nation’s history has been carved in the state’s shoreline, flatlands, and mountains. Prince George’s County might well be called Maryland in miniature. Similarities between the development of the county and state, and the development of the country, reveal much about our political history. These similarities are seen through historical documents and surviving public buildings. The early mansion homes, however, provide a more personal view of life in Prince George’s County and America. In these residences, an elegant domestic and social lifestyle is reflected in the beautiful settings and achievements in architecture. The dichotomy in the values of many prominent Americans is also revealed here. Early owners, for the most part, believed their wealth and high position were either the will of God or the natural order of things, despite the fact that they also believed in America’s commitment to universal freedom and human dignity. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Baltimore. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
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Day Trips from Baltimore

by Gwyn Walcoff & Bob Willis (The Globe Pequot Press)

Maryland has often been described as America in miniature. Our nation’s history has been carved in the state’s shoreline, flatlands, and mountains. Prince George’s County might well be called Maryland in miniature. Similarities between the development of the county and state, and the development of the country, reveal much about our political history. These similarities are seen through historical documents and surviving public buildings. The early mansion homes, however, provide a more personal view of life in Prince George’s County and America. In these residences, an elegant domestic and social lifestyle is reflected in the beautiful settings and achievements in architecture.

The dichotomy in the values of many prominent Americans is also revealed here. Early owners, for the most part, believed their wealth and high position were either the will of God or the natural order of things, despite the fact that they also believed in America’s commitment to universal freedom and human dignity. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Baltimore. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

©  Gwyn Walcoff & Bob Willis/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Bladensburg
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Early Mansions Tour: Prince George's County, MD

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