Built in 1745 for Provincial Governor Samuel Ogle, Belair, like most
Chesapeake plantations, depended on the labor of enslaved Africans. A
permanent exhibit, “Put to Work in Making Tobacco”, interprets the
contrasting lives of the gentry and the slave population who called Belair
home. An exhibit at the Belair Stables honors the significant role of
African-American jockeys in the 1800s and 1900s.