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Marshall Hall

National Park Service Site

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Now a part of Piscataway Park, Marshall Hall is the site of an abandoned amusement park built on an estate granted to William Marshall in 1690. The family was related to the famous Chief Justice of the U.S., John Marshall. The amusement park was the site of hundreds of slot machines during the period from 1949 to 1968, when Southern Maryland was the only location outside of Nevada that permitted slot machine gambling. More than 20 percent of the revenue of Charles County was derived from the "slots," as they were called, but the state outlawed them beginning in 1969. Many of the luxurious hotels and motels that grew up in Southern Maryland to accommodate the gambling trade have now been sold or converted to other uses.

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National Park Service
13551 Fort Washington Road
Accokeek MD 20607