Bring friends and family to Historic Mountain Lake Park and stroll the neighborhood once visited by President Taft, Mark Twain, and William Jennings Bryant. As Maryland's first Chautauqua resort, founded in 1881 along the B&O Railroad, 61 quaint and grand Victorian structures still line the historic district.
Start your self-guided tour at the original Ticket Office and Historical Association Museum and pick up a free walking or driving map, or use the virtual guided tour phone app. Attendants can help get you connected.
While at the Ticket Office, you can also take a selfie with the vintage-style trolley bus recently acquired by the town, and learn about the new Leo Martin Memorial Park that is steps away and currently under construction. You can also get more information about the renewed Victorian Chautauqua annual event that celebrates the town's history the weekend following The 4th of July with performances, lectures, music, activities, and much more.
Arrive in period costume to enhance your experience and snap plenty of pictures near your favorite destinations.
Hosts will be following CDC guidelines with face coverings and social distancing. Guests are asked to also comply with Maryland guidelines when in close proximity to others. Enjoy a safe day in Mountain Lake Park!