Sandy Spring Museum

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Address 17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Miles 28 mi
Wheelchair Access wheelchair access
Phone 301-774-0022
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Sandy Spring has an important history to share with you – from stories of agricultural innovation, women’s suffrage, and progressive education to one of the largest land-owning African American communities in Maryland. The permanent exhibit illustrates local history through photographs, documents and objects that were collected from the families of the neighborhood’s earliest residents.
Explore how early settlers built a community, adapted to changing times, and built institutions that impacted the entire state of Maryland.

Venue Information

  • Admission Fee: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids
  • Closest Metro Stop: Glenmont
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Handicap Accessible Facility
  • Hours of Operation: Wednesday - Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
  • BWI Airport: 28 mi
  • Dulles DCA Airport: 38 mi
  • Dulles IAD Airport: 42 mi
  • Non-Smoking
  • Type of Attraction: Arts & Culture

Space Information

Courtyard Garden

Dimensions:53’ × 56’
Area:2,970 ft2
Banquet Seating:125
Classroom Seating:125
Reception Seating:200
Theater Seating:150

Dr Bird Room

Dimensions:36’ × 36’ × 40’
Area:1,300 ft2
Banquet Seating:88
Classroom Seating:88
Reception Seating:125
Theater Seating:125

Farquhar Gallery

Dimensions:9’ × 55’ × 10’
Area:500 ft2
Banquet Seating:55
Classroom Seating:55
Reception Seating:75

Program Room

Dimensions:20’ × 24’ × 12’
Area:480 ft2
Banquet Seating:24
Classroom Seating:24
Reception Seating:50
Theater Seating:24

Research Library

Dimensions:26’ × 25’ × 40’
Area:1,250 ft2
Banquet Seating:25
Classroom Seating:25
Reception Seating:50