Thomas Stone National Historic Site. Basic information for visitors to the Thomas Stone
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Thomas Stone National Historic Site In southern Maryland, near Port Tobacco
Haberdeventure plantation was the home of Thomas Stone, one of Maryland's four signers of the Declaration of Independence. Stone was a delegate to the Continental Congress between 1775 and 1777 and again between 1783 and 1784. As a member of the Continental Congress, he served on the 13-member committee that drafted the country's first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. Today, the 322-acre site contains Stone's five-part tidewater plantation house and several outbuildings typical of an 18th- and 19th-century Maryland plantation. The site was authorized on November 10, 1978.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Taking guided tour, viewing exhibits. Facilities: Visitor center, guided tours, movie. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Ranger-led tours (10-4), audiovisual programs. Seasonal activities and special events available.
Tips & Hints: Plan to spend an hour visiting site, 20 minutes on tour. Busiest June and July, least crowded Dec. and Jan.
FOOD & LODGING
Hotels: None at site. In La Plata: Best Western (6900 Crain Hwy. S [U.S. 301], tel. 301/934-4900; 65 rooms, 8 suites; $78-$92, $110-$130 suites). X Restaurants: None at site. In La Plata: Casey Jones Pub (417 Charles St., tel. 301/932-6226; $7-$15; closed Sun.).
FEES & HOURS
Free. Site open mid-June-Aug., daily 9-5; Sept.-mid-June, Wed.-Sun. 9-5.
HOW TO GET THERE
30 mi south of Washington, DC, via U.S. 301 to Rte. 6, or via Rte. 225 to Rose Hill Rd., near Port Tobacco. Closest airport: Washington, DC (Reagan, 30 mi).
Thomas Stone National Historic Site (6655 Rosehill Rd., Port Tobacco, MD 20677, tel. 301/392-1776, fax 301/934-8793,). Charles County Chamber of Commerce (6360 Crane Hwy., La Plata, MD 20646, tel. 301/932-6500).
Thomas Stone National Historic Site. Basic information for visitors to the Thomas Stone National Historic Site In southern Maryland, near Port Tobacco