Marietta House Museum is set on 25-acres that include park-like grounds and wooded natural areas in Glenn Dale, MD. Built between 1812 and 1816, Marietta is a late-Federal style brick house and past tobacco plantation for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall and his family as well as the Ducketts, Jackson, Butlers, and other free and enslaved families.
Marietta House Museum offers guided tours and other opportunities to explore the site’s rich and fascinating history. From the Duckett family’s ties to the Underground Railroad, the Jackson’s liberation ventures, to James and Dolley Madison’s friendship with the Duvalls at Marietta, the accurately restored historic architecture and beautifully maintained landscapes provide numerous opportunities for capturing stunning images. The museum offers public programs throughout the year and recommends that visitors check the event calendar when planning photography sessions.
The historic site is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers ideal settings for photography sessions. It is critical that visitors respect the landscape and structures and leave the site just as they found it. To help maintain Marietta House, the museum’s staff respectfully asks that visitors and photography clients donate any amount that will go towards the upkeep and preservation of the site. Your donation can make a real difference in ensuring that future generations can enjoy this lovely location and learn its fascinating history.
Marietta House Museum is in a suburban area off Rt 450 and Rt 193, which are both major access roads. It is one of the most serene and scenic venues of its kind in the surrounding areas of Bowie.