Glenview Mansion

A popular venue for special events, the Glenview Mansion sits at heart of the Civic Center overlooking 28 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with ornamental gardens. Built in 1926, the elegant, Neo-Classical Revival home is on the National Registry for Historic Places and considered a local historic landmark.

The grounds were originally part of the Bowie farm when Heiress Irene Moore Smith bought the land in 1917. After she married James Alexander Lyon, they build the two-story home and became a popular destination for Washington's socialites. The estate touted formal boxwood gardens, exotic marble floored, holding fountains and Mrs. Lyon's collection of exotic birds. In 1936, Dr. Lyon had a small playhouse built for their daughter, Betsy. Referred to as the dollhouse, the 1-story structure was inspired by a movie and features a stone fireplace and wooden gables.

 The Glenview Mansion is free and open to the public during visiting hours. 
 Interested in renting? Contact: 

Glenview Mansion
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville, MD 20851
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

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The Interior

The large foyer opens up into the spacious rooms including a library, marble floored living room, walnut paneled dining room and a grand staircase. Upstairs you can see period specific rooms with their original decor.

The Art Gallery

A four-room art gallery takes up much of the second floor with rotating exhibitions. Spacious rooms open into a pristine gallery space with artworks of all medium. 

The Gardens

A well-manicured garden opens into a spectacular view of the grounds. The intimate fountain and archways reflects an oasis of old world charm.

The Dollhouse Cottage

The charming cottage features large windows with breathtaking views of the gardens. The stunning craftsmanship is highlighted by the wooden interior and detailed gables.