Plan Your Visit
While many Americans associate the National Park Service with preservation of pristine natural areas, few realize that almost two-thirds of National Park Service sites, such as Gettysburg, San Antonio Missions, Golden Spike, etc. were designated specifically to preserve an important aspect of, or an event in, our nation's history. Thomas Stone National Historic Site brings visitors together at Haberdeventure, home of an American Revolutionary and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
While few people know who Thomas Stone was, almost every American understands the importance of his legacy. Although Stone was a reluctant Revolutionary who favored diplomacy over war, he ultimately preferred war to surrendering the freedoms he felt the Colonists deserved. Because men like Stone were willing to take a stand, they changed the course of history and laid the groundwork for the liberties we enjoy today.
Here, at Thomas Stone National Historic Site, visitors have an opportunity to connect with our nation's history in a peaceful, rural setting that's a world away from the hustle of nearby towns and cities. Take a tour of Stone's mansion, then stroll one of the park's trails, and immerse yourself in the quiet beauty of nature. There are many opportunities here for learning, having fun or just relaxing. Whatever you choose to do, we're glad to have you here and wish you a safe, enjoyable visit.
*For information to aid in your visit, please consult the "Things to Know Before You Come" link*
Did You Know?
Thomas Stone NHS is one of only four parks in the National Park System that have homes of signers of the Declaration of Independence still standing; Adams NHP in Massachusetts, William Floyd estate on Fire Island NS, and the Thomas Nelson House at the Yorktown unit of Colonial NHP are the others.