Choice, Paradox, and Legacy

Difficult choices; stay at peace, or risk everything to gain independence from Great Britain. Thomas Stone made his choice, becoming one of 56 men to sign the Declaration of Independence, a document that would leave its legacy through many nations using it to seek their own independence, while the powerful words, "All Men Are Created Equal," moved thousands of enslaved to seek their freedom.

Operating Hours and Seasons

Operating Hours & Seasons

Know the days, times, and seasons that 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 its collection of photographs, audio programs, and videos.

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

The Thomas Stone House

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

Last updated: March 30, 2021

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Port Tobacco, MD 20677


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