Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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. 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?
Thomas Stone's brothers John Hoskins Stone and Michael Jenifer Stone both fought in the Revolutionary War. Both brothers survived the war. John Hoskins Stone later became governor of Maryland; Michael Jenifer Stone served as a United States Congressman.