Darnall's Chance House Museum

Revolutionize Your Day!

Come to Darnall's Chance House Museum and travel back in time to the 18th century. Step inside and take a tour of Lettice Lee's home to learn about what life was like for the colonial women who lived here. Discover how Darnall's Chance keeps history alive through innovative, interactive, and engaging programs and special events. Darnall's Chance House Museum is open year around and offers visitors a variety of things to do.

DCH front view

Visit Darnall's Chance House Museum for Experiences Like:

I SPY Program

Young visitors have the opportunity to take part in America's fight for Independence during our hands-on program, I SPY, where they can participate in a spy mission for General George Washington to help the colonists win the American Revolution.

Tasty Programs

This might be more your taste. Come dine with us 18th century-style at our Colonial Tavern Dinner, or for a sweet treat, visit our Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show. 

Entertain Your Mind!

  • Participate in educational programs and special events
  • View interesting and informative exhibits
  • Schedule a classroom or scout program

Other Things to Do:

  • Browse our history-themed gift shop!
  • Rent our Patio tent for a special event!

Woman's History at Darnall's Chance

Who was Lettice Lee and why was her life unique in the 18th Century? What were the lives like for the other woman inhabitants, free and enslaved?

Gingerbread Contest and Show

Check out the creative creations of our 2020 Gingerbread House Contest and Show!