Field of Grass and Flowers

Belair Mansion

12207 Tulip Grove Drive
Bowie , MD 20715
(301) 809-3089
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    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.