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    Name: The Victorian Chautauqua
    Date: July 10, 2021
    Time: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM EDT
    Trip Builder: View Trip
    Enjoy a variety of presentations under the Big Top!
    Event Description:

    Where History Lives!

    The Victorian Chautauqua is a two-day event celebrating the rich history of Mountain Lake Park with lectures, historical portrayals, musical performances, historic home tours, family-friendly activities, artisans, food, and more.


    Mountain Lake Park was founded as the second Chautauqua resort in the United States in 1881. It quickly grew to be a widely recognized summer escape along the B&O Railroad line. Over the course of a few decades, the planned community was developed with Victorian cottages, boarding homes, and grand hotels that would welcome summer residents by the thousands. Besides the cool, fresh, mountain air, travelers enjoyed weeks of cultural, spiritual, and recreational activities. Over 60 original structures have been maintained, reminding residents and visitors of the town's distinctive past.

    This tradition has been revived during the first weekend following each 4th of July. A full program and activities are available on the Victorian Chautauqua website. This is one summer event you won't want to miss.

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Victorian Chautauqua will be strictly compliant with all CDC and state health guidelines at the time of the event.
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    Location:
    Mountain Lake Park Historical Association
    301 G Street
    Mountain Lake Park, MD 21550
    Date/Time Information:

    Saturday, July 10th – 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM
    Sunday, July 11th – 12:30 AM to 6:30 PM

    Contact Information:
    Direct questions or comments to the Victorian Chautauqua Planning Committee.
    Fees/Admission:
    Free Admission | Donations Accepted
    This is an outdoor event under tents. (Indoor space is available nearby in event of severe weather)

    Victorian attire is encouraged for anyone who wants to be part of the visitor experience.

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