Difficult Choices

Marylanders like Thomas Stone had a difficult choice; stay at peace or risk everything they held dear: lives, fortunes, and sacred honor, to protect American rights. Thomas Stone made that choice, and established his legacy when he became one of 56 men to sign the Declaration of Independence, while the powerful words, "All Men Are Created Equal," moved thousands of enslaved to seek their freedom. Read More

Current Conditions

Current Conditions

Learn about alerts, closures, and other relevant information before you arrive.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Operating Hours & Seasons

Know the days and times the park is open.

Junior Ranger with badges and patches

Be a Junior Ranger

Discover the opportunities for kids to become junior rangers and check out the virtual junior ranger activities!

Leaf covered trail with forest on either side

Things to Do

Enjoy recreational opportunities at Thomas Stone National Historic Site.

Inside the tobacco barn looking at wooden rafters

Photos & Multimedia

Explore the park through images.

Who was Thomas Stone?

Who was Thomas Stone?

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



Thomas Stone National Historic Site was commonly referred to as Haberdeventure. Read on to uncover the origins behind the unique name.

Mansion at Haverdeventure

Mansion at Haberdeventure

Learn the details behind the unusual design of the home of signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Stone.

Last updated: December 19, 2020

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Port Tobacco, MD 20677


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