Port Tobacco Historic District
Historic Port Tobacco Court House is located on Chapel Point Road near the intersection of Route 6 and Chapel Point Road. In 1685 a naval port of entry for the British crown, the town remained a major port through the end of the Revolutionary War. Once the county seat for Charles County, the site is also the original village location of the Potopaco natives. The 1819 Courthouse, 1876 one-room schoolhouse, and museum are open for tours April through October, and other times by appointment. Tour admission fee: $2 per adult, $1 per child.
Thomas Stone National Historic Site
The site preserves the homestead of Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and among those framing the Articles of Confederation. Exhibits chronicle archeological information and plantation life in the colonial and federal periods. The facility also contains a bookstore with material focusing on colonial life, the Declaration of Independence, and the Revolutionary War. Footpaths provide the primary access through the estate. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Monday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call for off-season hours.
Afro-American Heritage Society Museum
Chronicling African American History in Southern Maryland from 1658 onward, this museum is open by appointment only. Call for more details or to make an appointment.
Doncaster Demonstration Forest
Managed by the State of Maryland, this 1,447 acre demonstration forest offers 13 miles of trails and access roads open to equestrians, hikers, and cross-country skiers, as well as hunters, September through January. Forested picnic areas make a nice stopping point for lunch. Park at the Forest Rd. entrance and pick up a trail map at the trailer. Call 301-934-2543 for more information.