Do you have any National Park Passport Stamps?
Yes, Thomas Stone National Historic Site has several because it is part of several trails and networks. The following are the names of the different stamps:
Do you have any trails in the Park?
Yes. The park has several trails and old trace roads for walking and hiking on its 3328 acres.
What started the fire?
On January 1, 1977 at 9:43 pm, the La Plata Fire Department received an alarm that the Thomas Stone House was on fire. The fire department chief, Gary Echols, said, "If we had arrived five minutes later the whole thing would have gone." They 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.
What are significants dates related to the park?
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 loosely translates from Latin into English as a dwelling place in or of the winds.
Last updated: March 19, 2021