Comfort Inn Conference Center
4500 Crain Hwy.
Bowie, MD 20716
Phone: (301) 464-0089
Fax: (301) 805-5563
Comprehensive library and research center.
The Belair Mansion was home to Governor Ogle in the 1700s, and was owned by the Ogle family until 1871. Later it changed hands and was passed onto James Woodward, who added more wings to it. Finally purchased by the City of Bowie, the mansion underwent restoration to regain its original splendor. Presently this pretty edifice is embellished with period furniture and paintings. Most of its rooms are available to hold meetings and private functions.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Federal-style brick Marietta was the home of Gabriel Duvall, an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Situated on 25 acres of lawn and wooded areas, Marietta's property contains two County Champion trees, old boxwood and Justice Duvall's law office and root cellar. Open year round except November.
Six Flags America in Baltimore is an excellent place for families to have fun without worrying about boring the parents or the kids. There are family-friendly rides along with the typical rides for the adventurer or daredevil. It also saves the need to plain an entire day as Six Flags is sure to keep you occupied with fun rides and events all day. For special events and operating hours, refer to the website for more details.
Bowie City, a small railroad stop of yesteryear, was originally christened Huntington City. The station, which was the focus of the town, was named after Governor Oden Bowie. Presently a museum, this venue houses an interesting collection of edifices. You will find restored railroad buildings like the waiting shed for passengers, the interlocking tower, the freight building, and the Norfolk and Western caboose from the '20s. Get a glimpse of railroad history in a unique setting.
Situated on 586 acres that includes Enterprise Golf Course, this Neo-Georgian-style, two-story brick mansion built for Captain and Mrs. Newton H. White features finely appointed architectural details, wood floors, crystal chandeliers, six large rooms, an outdoor brick patio with waterfall fountain and a contemporary, glass-enclosed atrium. "The mansion and surrounding grounds offer an elegant setting" that is perfect for any special occasion.
Don S. S. Goodloe House was used as a residence for school children of African-American origin. It was built in 1915 in a Colonial Revival style of architecture. It is currently named the Goodloe Alumnihouse at Bowie State University. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 1988.
One of the few surviving one-room schoolhouses in Prince George's County, the restored Seabrook Schoolhouse provided education for grades one through eight until the early 1950's. Open for tours by appointment, the Seabrook Schoolhouse features a program that includes interpretive exhibits and artifacts and programs. Open first Friday of every month and by appointment.
Comprising a strength of approximately 40,000 students, Prince George's Community College is one of the largest community colleges serving the Prince George's County and the nearby city of Washington DC. Offering undergraduate courses in the fields of Arts, Business Management, Economic, Science and several others which also includes distance-learning programs, the college is well-equipped with latest infrastructure facilities to provide the best education for its students. For the overall-development of students, the college has more than 40 clubs/ organizations with interests in Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Governance Board, Honors Society, Performing Arts and many more. If you are keen on applying for admissions here, you can schedule a tour of its campus and get the feel of the life at Prince George's Community College.
Richland was built in 1893 for a local farmer named Robert Murray Cheston by the Virginia-based architecture firm, Noland and de Saussure. Drawing inspiration from both Colonial Revival as well as Queen Anne styles of architecture, the house came under the ownership of the Heimbuch family in 1996 who used its expansive land as a winery with vineyards. Now known as the Thanksgiving Farm Winery, the site was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Prince George's County is home to NASA's space research lab, the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Andrews Air Force Base. This county that takes its name after Prince George of Denmark has loads to offer. The visitor's bureau is a good place to call before you start with the discovery of this region. It is a non-profit organization and is affiliated to several important associations. Get handy information on several attractions like museums, parks, historic sites, golf courses, amusement parks, theatres, cinema, transportation, tours, hospitals, lodging, educational institutions, meeting facilities, sports events, cultural shows, art events and so on. You can sign up for a membership for added benefits. Check the website for further information.
Spread over 200 acres (80 hectares) of verdant fields, featuring five barns, two indoor areas, as well as riding rings, the Obligation Farm is a historic property. The two-and-a-half story home surrounded by beautiful flora is a landmark on the streetscape. It is an ideal place for summer youth camps or simple relaxation and recreation.