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.
Space NotesAll rooms available for rentals are on the first floor, and are indicated on the floor plans with room names. A parking lot level accessible entrance provides access to both the elevator and a restroom that wheelchair accessible.