• Thomas Stone

    National Historic Site Maryland

Frequently Asked Questions

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Map of Park Trails

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Do you have any trails in the Park?

Yes. The park has several trails and old trace roads for walking and hiking on its 322 acres.

 

What started the fire?

January 1, 1977 is when the house caught on fire. The fire department never did make a conclusive finding for the start of the fire; although it was ruled to be an accidental ignition.

We do know from conversations with docents working at Haberdeventure Thanksgiving 1976, that the furnace was not working properly and that the fireplaces were being used to heat the home. The fire could have started from a fire in the fireplace or a candle, but we can not know for sure.

 
Haberdeventure, "a home in the winds"

Haberdeventure

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Significant dates for Haberdeventure....

Purchased by Thomas Stone -1770

Sold by the Stone Family -1936

Listed as a National Historic Landmark-1972

Designation as a National Historic Site - 1978

Purchased by the National Park Service in -1981

Opened to the public in -1997

 
Haberdeventure

Haberdeventure, Thomas Stone's plantation home

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Haberdeventure. Where did this name come from?

Haberdeventure the name of Thomas Stone's home and plantation was originally written as three separate words, Haber de Venture.

The plantation was named by its first owner John Barefoot almost a century before it was purchased by Thomas Stone.

Haberdeventure translates loosely from Latin into English as a dwelling place in or of the winds.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Haberdeventure has been rebuilt? In 1977 there was a fire that left behind the wings, brick and foundation. The park opened to the public in 1997 after an extensive restoration project was completed.