This is kind of an impromptu notice, rather than a formal meet-up hike. At the Manassas hike, Lori from the nature lovers meet-up suggested that December would be a good time for a holiday lights tour. Coincidentally, last Friday's Post Weekend section last week, had a long list of open houses and house tours. Being the compulsive sort, I'm sticking to my rotation of counties and posting this open house in Prince George's County first. Then planning for a holiday lights hike in Montgomery County.
Laurel was established as a mill town along the Patuxent River. The old part of town is not very big - old stores along Main Street, and old houses along Montgomery Street. There's also a path along the Patuxent River.
The museum is normally not open on Saturday. Their two exhibits at the moment are "True Life: I Am A Laurel Mill Worker", and "Fields of Carnage and Personal Sorrow" commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Antietam and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Afterwards we can have lunch at the old Tastee Diner on US Route 1.