Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco

The National Park Service maintains Thomas Stone National Historic Site and the 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.

• Educational programs and off site lectures available. (Call 301-392-1776, extension 301 or email
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  • One of the properties under the national park system, it pays homage to one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Much of the original building burned down about 50 years ago. There is a ...  more »
  • Thomas Stone isn't exactly someone that made his way into the history books like some of his other contempoaries at the time. Others certainly gained more celebrity while Thomas quietly did his part a...  more »
  • This place used to be great. I took my little brother here because he was learning about Maryland history in school. The employees did not make any effort to engage patrons. They no longer show the movie or give tours of the mansion. It was quite disappointing.
  • This is a neglected gem. Go to the visitor's center and watch a short film about Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence who is almost forgotten today. (He really seemed like a good man.) Then walk over to the house for a tour, stopping at the family graveyard along the way. After touring the lovely old home, go for a hike on of the hiking trails around there, and enjoy a picnic lunch. This is a great excursion; you learn a little history and enjoy the natural scenery in a quiet oasis not too far from DC. I went in the summer and want to see what it's like in the fall. Good to combine this with another of the area's many historic sites.

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