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Location:

​Prince George's County

Rosaryville State Park
Fred Eskew Recreation Area
7805 West Marlton Avenue
Upper Marlboro, MD 20735


Contact:

​301-856-9656​


Driving Directions:

​The entrance to Rosaryville State Park is on Route 301/Crain Highway​.


Hours of Operation:

​Sunrise to Sunset

Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.


Pet Policy:

​Pets are allowed in Rosaryville State Park except in the mansion area.


Hunting Policy:

  • Archery-only hunting for deer permitted in 460 acre designated hunting area (free WHS permit / daily sign-in required)
  • Hunt from Vehicle provisions for disabled hunters

Rosaryville State Park

Mount Airy Mansion located in RosaryvilleRosaryville is a 982 acre day-use park and the location of the historic Mount Airy Mansion. Miles of trails for hiking, biking and equestrians are available for day use. To gain access to Rosaryville State Park, make a right turn into the entrance just south of Osborne Road while traveling south on U.S. 301.

Two pavilions, each accommodating 200 guests, are available for rent. A bathroom is a short distance from the pavilion area. For pavilion reservations at Rosaryville State Park please call 1-888-432-2267 or online at parkreservations.maryland.gov.

Rosaryville State Park Trail Map

A new map of the trails at Rosaryville State Park can be downloaded for free from this website. Please make sure to read the printing instructions and information for how to download the file to cell phones. The map is in a PDF format that requires Adobe Reader. To get the free Adobe Reader go to Adobe.com.

Reserving Rosaryville State Park

Pavilion Rentals - Available April through October, $200 per pavilion

Entrance Service Charge

Day use service charges are valid for park use from sunrise to sunset. (Maryland Passport, Universal Disability Pass and Golden Age Passes are valid during this time period. Active Military with identification are exempt. Children in car seats are free.)

Weekends and Holidays

  • November through March -- $3.00 per vehicle for Maryland resident -- $5.00 per vehicle for non-Maryland resident
  • April through October-- $3.00 per person for Maryland resident -- $5.00 per person for non-Maryland resident

Weekdays

  • Year round -- $3.00 per vehicle for Maryland residents -- $5.00 per vehicle for non-Maryland residents

The entrance to Rosaryville State Park is on Route 301/Crain Highway.

Rosaryville State Park
Fred Eskew Recreation Area
7805 West Marlton Avenue
Upper Marlboro, MD 20735

Hunting

The park offers deer bow hunting only. Be sure to consult your Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping for season dates and bag limits.

Hunters may enter / remain on park property outside of the regular posted hours provided that they are engaged in legitimate, authorized hunting activity.

Mount Airy Mansion

Mount Airy Mansion diner roomBeautiful Mount Airy Mansion is located in the heart of Upper Marlboro's hunt country and is one of the oldest Maryland mansions connected to the Calvert family, the Lords Proprietor of colonial Maryland. Some historians speculate that parts of the building may date from the 1670s and served as a hunting lodge for the Lords Baltimore. However, a 1752 edition of the Maryland Gazette makes clear that whatever was there burned to the ground in that year. Benedict Swingate Calvert, the property owner at the time, probably built the east wing of the present structure shortly thereafter to replace the lost structure. Over the years, as the property descended through the Calvert family, the structure was enlarged to its modern proportions. The west wing is a fine example of the Greek Revival style of architecture that was popular in the early 19th century.

George Washington attended the 1774 marriage of his adopted son, John Park Custis, to Eleanor Calvert at Mount Airy.

In 1902, the property left the Calvert family, being purchased by Matilda ("Tilly") Duvall, who renamed it Dower House and operated a country inn here. Another fire in 1931 left only the masonry walls standing. Eleanor Medill ("Cissy") Patterson, publisher of the Washington Times-Herald and a prominent hostess of the era, purchased the ruins and restored them to their former glory. Ms. Patterson entertained presidents, ambassadors, authors and other prominent guests at Mt. Airy.

"Cissy" Patterson bequeathed the property to Ann Bowie Smith in 1948. In 1973, the State of Maryland purchased Mt. Airy, with state and federal funds, from the Smith family and made it part of Rosaryville State Park. It now serves again as a site for gracious entertainment.

Parties, great and small, weddings, births, deaths and visits from seven Presidents have left their marks, leaving a wonderful feeling of expectancy to the lovely old home. Visitors can experience the history and atmosphere of Mount Airy. Your own celebrations and special memories will enrich and secure Mount Airy for the enjoyment of future generations.

The entrance to Mount Airy Mansion is on Rosaryville Road.

Mount Airy Mansion
9640 Rosaryville Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20735

Online Services


Contact the Park Service

  • To Report Violations of Park Rules: 1-800-825-7275 (Park Watch) or 1-410-260-8888 (Communications Center)
  • General Information: 1-800-830-3974 (Annapolis Office)
  • Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
  • Email Us
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