Darnall's Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro

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Darnall's Chance, also known as Buck House, Buck-Wardrop House, or James Wardrop House, is a historic home located at 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. It is named after Colonel Henry Darnall, a wealthy Roman Catholic planter, who was the Proprietary Agent of Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore and who served for a time as Deputy Governor of the Province. The house itself was built c. 1742 by a merchant named James Wardrop, after he bought some of the land from Eleanor Darnall Carroll and her husband. Today, Darnall's Chance houses the Darnall's Chance House Museum, an historic house museum which opened to the public in 1988.
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  • Nicely done with lots of historical information. The guide was very accommodating and a wealth of information. Well worth the stop. There is also a nice park with a lake next store.  more »
  • In sight of the county offices of Prince George's County, this house museum provides a good glimpse of life in the 18th century. By 21st century standards, the rooms are medium-sized,but this was...  more »
  • A wonderfully restored historic home from the 1700s. The docent had an amazing knowledge of the local history of the area from the colonial times. Maryland has such a long history (for America). Great to see historic homes preserved like this.
  • iSpy is always a fun time. They have lots of great community events.

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