14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
301-952-8010; TTY 301-446-3302; Fax 301-952-1773
Opened to the public as a historic house museum in 1988, Darnall's Chance House Museum is dedicated to the interpretation and study of the history and culture of 18th century Prince George's County, Maryland with special emphasis on the lives of mid-18th century women. The Museum will seek to interpret the story of the widow Lettice Wardrop Thomson Sim, who lived at Darnall's Chance in the decades just prior to the American Revolution. The house and grounds will reflect 1760, the year Lettice Wardrop's first husband died and a room by room inventory was taken of the contents of the house. Darnall's Chance will also strive to accurately reflect the African-American community on the site and town life in mid-18th century Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Portrait of Lettice Lee on loan from the Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, VA.