Laurel | Zip Trip: History and Culture in Prince George's County

Our second FOX 5 ZIP TRIP of the year takes us to LAUREL! Located midway between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Laurel began as a 19th century mill town and grew to become a major presence in the metro area.

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There are so many fun things to do when visiting LAUREL it's hard to keep count! Here are THE 5 MUST STOPS that you just can't miss when taking your own ZIP TRIP!

WHITES BARBER COMPANY: This barber shop is the go to place to get your hair laid and slayed in Laurel! From straight razor shaves to haircuts of any kind, Whites Barber Company has been making men, women and kids look good for 20 years!

LAUREL LIBRARY: This is not your average library! This state of the art facility opened in 2016 and it is truly a place for everyone. There are beautiful open reading spaces, conference rooms for quiet study time, lots of computers, a live plant wall and even a children's discovery island featuring a life size dinosaur right in the ground! Laurel Library is open every day of the week!

LAUREL MUSEUM: From preservation to integration, this museum is the place to learn all about how the town of laurel came to be. It's housed in a former mill worker's home dating back to the 1840's. Visit now to see the changing exhibit of We The People focusing on how civic engagement shaped Laurel and hosts artifacts from the late 1800's through present day.

SPORTS CARD HEROES: This family owned business has been around for 30 years. It's your one stop shop for all kinds sports memorabilia featuring everything from signed footballs, baseballs, cards, jerseys, helmets and more. stop by one of their monthly signing events where guests range from local stars to nationally recognized hall-of-famers.

THE DUTCH COUNTRY MARKET: If you're looking to buy fresh - this is the place to be! Open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this market is full of the best foods and goods from Pennsylvania Dutch Country - but without the trip up there! Baked goods, dairy products, BBQ, candies, organic meats, and more! All just a short drive away in Laurel.

Check out our 2018 FOX 5 ZIP TRIP schedule to see where we're heading and where we've been!


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