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Roger Brooke Taney House

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This historic home sits on the outskirts of Historic Frederick and there is plenty of street and... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Good history

I had no knowledge of Roger Taney, but got free admission from our walking tour. Very good guide... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2013
Jill Y
Ashburn, Virginia
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May 20, 2017
Sep 7, 2016
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121 S Bentz St, Frederick, MD 21701-5507
+1 301-663-1188
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

This historic home sits on the outskirts of Historic Frederick and there is plenty of street and dedicated parking for this house. I lucked out that the house was free to visit as they were doing walking tours that day. Most of the house had...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

This is the residence of Justice Taney, the Supreme Court Justice who led the decision that plunged the country into decades more vicious racism. The framers of the Constitution, Taney famously wrote, believed that blacks "had no rights which the white man was bound to...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

This house is open for tours only on Saturday and Sunday. But the outside structure looks well kept it is a beautiful old home.

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

It is an old house. I love old homes, but I think the way the interior is set up could have been done better.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed November 26, 2013

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

Date of experience: October 2013
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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...More

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank Jill Y
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...More

Date of experience: May 2011
5  Thank travelkitty50
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