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Summer Fun Day #60: Visit Darnall’s Chance House Museum

Explore the culture of 18th century Maryland and learn about the spy techniques used by George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

darnallschanceLocated in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the museum is dedicated to the study of the history and culture of 18th century Prince George’s County, with special emphasis on the lives of mid-18th century women. The house and grounds reflect how the site would have looked in the year 1760.

The museum conducts walk-in house tours on Fridays and Sundays and additional tours Tuesdays-Thursdays by appointment. In addition, the museum offers educational programs, exhibits and special events throughout the year.

The current program, I Spy, runs Thursdays and Fridays in July and August, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids ages 6-13 get the chance to discover what kinds of spying techniques Washington’s Continental Army used to send secret messages. Participants will also learn, through hands-on activities, how the Americans fooled the British Army with ruses and other tricks. The program is free, and no reservation is required. For more information, visit the Darnall’s Chance website.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer list of family activities, or see our daily calendar of events.

Today’s post was sponsored by Darnall’s Chance House Museum in Upper Marlboro.

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