Plan Your Visit at Marietta
The one-hour guided tour includes the main house, outbuildings, and grounds. The tour focuses on the lives of the free and enslaved 19th century families who sought independence and identity despite the slave codes, law, and societal limitations.
Visitors in small groups start their guided tour in the historical law office of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall, located just within a few yards of Marietta House. Visitors then experience the main house visiting the private and behind-the-scenes workspaces of the enslaved in the basement kitchen, scullery, and servant stairs, and Duvall family bedrooms. Visitors explore the formal dining room and parlor where stories of early Federal America build upon stories through the Civil War era at Marietta.
Tour Times: Tuesday - Friday, 11 am to 4 pm
Tour Times: 11 am; 1 pm; 3 pm
Reservations for individuals and small groups may be made through Parks Direct or by calling (301) 464-5291.
Admission Fee for Tours: $5 per person
Ages 12 and Younger: FREE
Groups as large as 30 persons may schedule guided tours of the Marietta House Museum. One-hour tours include the main house, outbuildings, and grounds. Please call (301) 464-5291.
Accessibility: Parking and bathrooms are ADA accessible. The Main house basement level and first floor are ADA accessible. The second floor of the main house is only accessible by stairs. The Law Office building has five stairs at the front porch to enter. Visitors with special needs are encouraged to call in advance of their visit, (301) 464-5291.
Location and Directions
Located in Glenn Dale between New Carrollton and Bowie, off Route 193
From the Capital Beltway (I-495) north, take Exit 20A, Lanham (Route 450 East). From the Beltway South, take Exit 20 A-B, Lanham/New Carrollton (Route 450). Turn left onto Route 450 East at the end of the ramp. Follow Route 450 East (Annapolis Road) for about 4 miles to Route 193 West and turn left.
Proceed 1 per 4 miles and turn left onto Bell Station Road. Marietta is the first driveway on the left. From Route 301 South, turn right onto Route 450 (Annapolis Road) West and follow for about 6 miles. From Route 450 West proceed to Route 193. Turn right onto Route 193.