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Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco

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The Thomas Stone National Historic Site, also known as Haberdeventure or the Thomas Stone House, is a United States National Historic Site located about 25 miles (40 km) south of Washington D.C. in Charles County, Maryland. The site was established to protect the home and property of Founding Father Thomas Stone, one of the 56 signers of the United States Declaration of Independence. His home and estate were owned by the Stone family until 1936.

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  • Nice displays in visitor's center. A very tour guide in the park ranger. We learned a lot about Thomas Stone and his home and family. 
    Nice displays in visitor's center. A very tour guide in the park ranger. We learned a lot about Thomas Stone and his home and family.  more »
  • My partner is related to the Stones. The park ranger was helpful and seemed passionate about Thomas and the house. We didn't have time to do a tour but enjoyed walking the grounds. Everybody actually....  more
    My partner is related to the Stones. The park ranger was helpful and seemed passionate about Thomas and the house. We didn't have time to do a tour but enjoyed walking the grounds. Everybody actually....  more »
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  • So much history I didn't know about Thomas Stone and his family. He signed the Declaration of Independence and played a major role in Maryland's political history. Most don't know about him because he wasn't a military leader but rather a quiet lawyer during the American Revolution. Maryland soldiers heading into battle had the uniforms, food and ammo they needed because Thomas and his family insured they were all equipped to fight. Maryland's militia were the only ones during the war that were so well supplied. If you're into history, you'll find the tour enlightening!
  • This is a historical site of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. I'm not much into learning about the history of a historical slave "owner," but there are tours of the house if you're just interested in going in and looking around. I was more interested in hiking around seeing the beautiful fall colors and the scenery here did not disappoint. The hike is fairly easy, leashed dogs are allowed, and even horses are allowed on the trails as well. There's a visitor's center with an attendant that will let you know the tour times for the house and tell you which way to go for that or the hiking trail. Everyone there was very kind and helpful. The gate doesn't open until 10 am and closes at 4 pm. So, plan on finding alternate parking if you decide to go before opening or after closing time. If you go during open hours, there's plenty of parking and there are picnic tables if you choose to have lunch there. There's no entry fee and the trail is easy to follow even without paint markers asking the way.

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