Darnall's Chance House Museum

Historic Site
11/28 - 12/14

15th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show

Visitors can view (not eat) a display of gingerbread houses and vote for favorite entries in the Viewer's Choice Award Competition.

Free Mother's Day Tours

The museum is offering complimentary tours to mothers when accompanied by a paying child or grandchild.

Editorial Review

This was the home of Col. Henry Darnall, a wealthy Catholic planter and politician who was a friend and relative of Lord Baltimore. It was the birthplace of two of Darnall's great-grandsons: Archbishop John Carroll and Daniel Carroll II, a framer of the U.S. Constitution. The oldest home in the Prince George's County seat, the house was radically remodeled to Victorian Italianate style, then was rescued from demolition and restored to its original 1704 Georgian appearance.

-- Hank Burchard