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Laurel Museum
817 Main Street

The Laurel Museum is located in a 1840's mill workers' home. The museum houses collections of books, photographs, tools, personal artifacts, textiles and oral histories.

Museum hours are:
Wednesday & Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.

Montpelier Mansion
Route 197 & Muirkirk Road

Patuxent Research Refuge

Established in 1936 by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Patuxent Research Refuge is the Nation's only National Wildlife Refuge established to support wildlife research. The refuge includes two educational facilities.

National Wildlife
Visitor Center

Located on Powdermill Rd between Rte 197 and Balt-Wash Parkway.

The Center has exhibits on wildlife habitats, environmental concerns, life cycles, an observation area and more. There are also movies, tram tours, a trail system and school programs

Open Daily
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

(Closed Federal Holidays)

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North Tract Visitor
Contact Station

Located on Rte 198 between
Rte 32 & Balt-Wash Parkway.

There are approximately 20 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. A wetland and Wildlife Viewing Area allows visitors to see waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds in an area that was formerly an artillery testing range.

The Contact Station is open every day 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Closed federal holidays and retricted during Maryland hunting season

301 / 776-3090
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Fort George G Mead

Established in 1917, in now home to the National Security Agency. NSA gathers intelligence thoughout the world and works to keep federal computers secure.
Ft Mead is the home to two museums.

Army Museum
4674 Griffin Ave.

The Army Museum has a fascinating variety of exhibits for your enjoyment and education. Inside the Museum or out, visitors can view original artwork, authentic uniforms, real battle tanks, photographs, war memorabilia, and period displays.

Wednesday - Saturday
Sunday 1:00-4:00
Closed Federal Holidays

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Visitor's Pass Required

National Cryptologic Museum
Colony 7 Road (off Rte 32)

The National Cryptologic Museum is the National Security Agency’s principal gateway to the public. The museum collection contains thousands of artifacts that collectively serve to sustain the history of the cryptologic profession.

Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00
1st and 3rd Saturdays 10:00-2:00
Closed Federal Holidays

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