Marietta (Glenn Dale, Maryland)

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Marietta (Glenn Dale, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Marietta (Glenn Dale, Maryland)
Marietta (Glenn Dale, Maryland) is located in the United States
Marietta (Glenn Dale, Maryland)
Nearest city5626 Bell Station Rd., Glenn Dale, Maryland
Coordinates38°57′56″N 76°47′57″W / 38.96556°N 76.79917°W / 38.96556; -76.79917Coordinates: 38°57′56″N 76°47′57″W / 38.96556°N 76.79917°W / 38.96556; -76.79917
Area24 acres (9.7 ha)
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #94000729[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 25, 1994

Marietta, is a historic home located in Glenn Dale, Prince George's County, Maryland.


Marietta is a ​2 12-story brick Federal house, begun c. 1812, in a traditional I-house plan. It is an important example of a late Federal style brick house. The main block is five bays by two, and entrance is through the central bay of the south facade. Attached to the north of the main block at right angles is a two-story rear wing, built c. 1832, and attached to the west gable end is an L-shaped wing added in 1968. Marietta stands on terraced, landscaped grounds with two contemporary outbuildings: a brick law office and a stone and brick root cellar/harness storage room.[2]

Marietta was built for Gabriel Duvall, one of Prince George's County's most prominent slave-owners.[3] The number of slaves at Marietta fluctuated between thirty-five and fifty.[3] Duvall died in 1844 at Marietta. Marietta remained the residence of his heirs until 1902.[2]

Marietta House Museum[edit]

The site is operated as the Marietta House Museum of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. It also formerly served as the headquarters of the Prince George's County Historical Society. The house is operated as a historic house museum, and is furnished to reflect three generations of Duvalls from 1815 to 1902.



  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Susan G. Pearl and Susan Wolfe (June 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Marietta" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2015-08-01.
  3. ^ a b "Benjamin Duckett MSA SC 5496-8398". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved 1 September 2017.

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