Thomas Stone and a World Changing Declaration

In 1776, Thomas Stone and 55 others signed the Declaration of Independence. In doing so, Stone risked his home, his family's security, and even his life. Stone supported the Declaration of Independence's promise of freedom. Yet he was also an enslaver, holding many people in bondage at Haberdeventure.

The porch and terraces of the Thomas Stone House.
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Historic Resource Study

Download a historic resource study, offering new perspectives on those who lived at Haberdeventure from 1770–1787.

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Things to Do

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Inside the tobacco barn looking at wooden rafters
Photos & Multimedia

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Who was Thomas Stone?
Who was Thomas Stone?

Discover more about the life and work of Maryland's youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence.

During Thomas Stone's time, the property was known as Haberdeventure. Read on to uncover the origins behind the unique name.

Mansion at Haverdeventure
Architecture of the Thomas Stone House

Learn the details behind the unusual design of the Thomas Stone House.

Last updated: May 13, 2024

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