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Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco
(3.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Thomas Stone National Historic Site is closed for the Winter season. Starting on Thursday, March 3, 2016 the regular hours of operation will be Thursday-Sunday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm.

The National Park Service maintains Thomas Stone National Historic Site and available resources include:

• Guided tours of the historic mansion.

• Two miles of hiking trails.

• A historic cemetery and several historic structures.

• Junior Ranger activities.

• A short film in the Visitor Center on the life of Thomas Stone.

• Exhibits relating to the Stone family and the natural history of Southern Maryland.

• Special events.
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  • Thomas Stone is one of the least known of America's founding fathers. Wealthy and very respected, Stone chose not to seek attention but serve his nation quietly in the shadows of Washington and Frankl...  more »
  • We decided to give this a go once we read that Thomas Stone NHS was one of the least visited national park sites in the US (less than 6,000 visitors last year). There's a beautiful walking trail, and ...  more »
  • I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner (npplan.com) and I visited Thomas Stone National Historic Site in April 2016. The park is located in Port Tobacco, Maryland, and was created in...  more »
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  • I am a writer and photographer for National Park Planner and I visited Thomas Stone National Historic Site in April 2016. The park is located in Port Tobacco, Maryland, and was created in 1978 to preserve the home and estate of one of Maryland’s four signers of the Declaration of Independence. Stone was a conservative politician who was in favor of working out a compromise with England, but once that outcome was deemed hopeless, he was a full supporter of independence and backed whatever actions were necessary to secure it, including war. He was later elected to the Second Continental Congress and helped draft the Articles of Confederation, the new nation’s first constitution. He is little remembered today, but you can learn his story while visiting the park. Stone’s Haber de Venture home and grounds are open to the public. The house can be visited on a Ranger-guided tour and the grounds are open for self-exploration. A few outbuildings still exist and a 2-mile trail leads around the property. The Stone Family cemetery is also open for visitation. The National Park Service uses the spelling Haberdeventure despite the fact that when the property was registered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, the form submitted to the Department of Interior used the spelling Habre de Venture. The earliest document bearing the name comes from 1685 and uses the spelling Habberdoventure. The deed from Stone’s purchase of the property calls it Habber Adventure. However, Habre de Venture is the spelling used in nearly all references to the estate. The only place you will find the spelling Haberdeventure is at the Thomas Stone National Historic Site. For more photos and complete information on visiting the Thomas Stone National Historic Site, please visit National Park Planner (npplan).
  • A fascinating "forefather," well-documented history of the house, & park-like grounds make this a great spot to spend an afternoon learning about early American culture or simply taking in nature.
  • The ranger tour of this home is not to be missed. We learned more fascinating historical facts in a 30 minute tour with this knowledgeable and charming ranger than we did from reading 50 history books. No dry facts here; he makes history comes to life.