This 1706 house was the home of Charles Carroll III of Carrollton, the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence, the last to survive, and the longest to live. As one of the wealthiest men in America, Carroll risked everything he had to join the Revolutionaries. He persistently argued for the concept of religious tolerance and helped develop it into the laws of Maryland and the United States. Today, his manor is open to the public thanks in part to a $200,000 Save America’s Treasures grant to repair the building’s structure.
Photo: Charles Carroll House