Maryland Thomas Stone Historic Site map and highlights

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Maryland Thomas Stone Historic Site map and highlights

Map of Thomas Stone National Historic Site
Thomas Stone National  Historic Site.  Basic information for visitors to the Thomas Stone  National Historic Site in southern Maryland, near Port Tobacco.    
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).    
CONTACTS    
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
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