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Learn about Chocolate’s Place in Colonial America

What did Colonial Americans think of chocolate? Find out this weekend at Darnell’s Chance Museum!

The museum will host “Savor the Flavor: Tour & Tasting” on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum, which is located at 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive in Upper Marlboro.

Take a guided tour of the 18th century home with costumed interpreters and learn some interesting facts about why chocolate was so popular in Colonial America. Visitors will also get to taste hot chocolate and chocolate tea made using authentic 1750s recipes.

Cost is $8 per person and includes a house tour, cup of hot chocolate and chocolate tea, and other sweets. Advance registration is recommended, but walk-ins will be welcome.

For more information, visit http://history.pgparks.com/sites_and_museums/Darnall_s_Chance_House_Museum.htm or call 301-952-8010.