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“Learn the real story of this Chief Justice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Roger Brooke Taney House

Roger Brooke Taney House
121 South Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701
301-663-1188
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Ranked #29 of 45 things to do in Frederick
Frederick, Maryland
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“Learn the real story of this Chief Justice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Misrepresented, misunderstood, more or less a victim of hindsight. Worth the short visit to get the facts.

Visited October 2013
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Ashburn, Virginia
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“Good history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I had no knowledge of Roger Taney, but got free admission from our walking tour. Very good guide showed us through this moderate house that dates back to the early 1820's. Disappointing that Taney never lived there. But since we're from Loudoun County VA, we enjoyed knowing that the Luckett's family lived there and liked hearing their history.

Visited July 2013
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“An Important, Local Piece of Frederick History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We visited here twice within two years and got the same small (just us), personal tour by a costumed docent. The house itself is as near original as could be maintained and there is furniture in it of the period. Roger Brooke Taney was a judge and later a Supreme Court Justice who occupied it for some years with his family. The upper floor (living quarters) up a tiny, curving stairway has a display of his life and career, and visitors are allowed to look around as long as they like. The tour continues outside to the kitchen and grounds, which also housed slaves originally. There is a kitchen garden (herbs) and I think an ornamental garden as well. It is very interesting to see this original structure in the midst of what was all country land circa 1700-1800.

Visited May 2011
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