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Address: 121 S Bentz St, Frederick, MD 21701-5507
Phone Number: +1 301-663-1188
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 31, 2013
Jill Y
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Ashburn, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

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

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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... More 

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