Darnall’s Chance was built between 1741-1742 for James Wardrop, a Scottish
immigrant, who amassed a fortune as a merchant and entrepreneur in the
bustling port-town of Upper Marlborough, Maryland. In 1748, he married
Lettice Lee, daughter of Phillip Lee, the progenitor of the Maryland branch
of the illustrious Lee family of Virginia.
DescriptionDarnall's Chance House Museum offers a lighted patio tent that provides a beautiful setting for elegant parties, corporate functions and other special events. The 30 feet and 60 feet tent seats 125 people comfortably and is large enough to accommodate a dance floor, buffet tables, bar and a band. The tent also comes equipped with sidewalls in the case of inclement weather.