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Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

6655 Rosehill Rd
Port Tobacco, MD 20677


Explore Thomas Stone National Historic Site

When Thomas Stone signed the Declaration of Independence he literally wrote himself into American history.
Immerse yourself in revolutionary history. Visit the restored house and stroll the 322 acres of Haberdeventure, a �dwelling place in the winds�. Purchased in 1770 by Thomas Stone, this restored plantation home has been open to the public as a National Historic Site since 1997.


Located in Charles County, Maryland, Thomas Stone National Historic Site is 30 miles south of Washington D.C.
The site is located 5 miles west of HWY 301 (La Plata, MD) on Rose Hill Road between Maryland Routes 6 and 225 near Port Tobacco, Maryland.

The story of Thomas Stone National Historic Site is not just the story of one of Maryland's signers of the Declaration of Independence. The telling of this story incorporates an almost two thousand year history.

From American Indians, to European colonization, to the struggles of the enslaved African-Americans, the story of Thomas Stone National Historic Site is not just one story, but many stories, told by the participants themselves.

Days and Hours of Operation:

  • Winter: 9-5 Wednesday-Sunday (Labor Day - Memorial Day)
  • Summer: Open 9-5 Daily (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
  • Closed: Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1

Interpretive Programs: Ranger-Led tours of Haberdeventure, Thomas Stone's home, are available until 4 pm. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

Visitors are also welcome to experience the park at their own pace to stroll across the park grounds amidst the farm buildings or travel old farm trace roads and imagine the past.

Amenities: The park contains the restored home of Thomas Stone, outbuildings and family cemetery. A Visitor Center features exhibits, an orientation film, sales area and restrooms. Admission to the park is free. Parking is available at the Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center and Haberdeventure are accessible.

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