"You Know My Heart Wishes For Peace..."

Choosing revolution, as Thomas Stone and many others eventually did, was not an easy or inevitable decision for most American colonists. The outcome of a war with England was far from certain and regardless of who won, the lives of the colonists would never be the same. With safety, security, family and fortune at stake, courage and personal sacrifice were tested no matter what side was chosen.

The porch and terraces of the Thomas Stone House.
Operating Hours & Seasons

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Leaf covered trail with forest on either side
Things to Do

Enjoy recreational opportunities at Thomas Stone National Historic Site.

Junior Ranger with badges and patches
Be a Junior Ranger

Discover the variety of junior ranger opportunities at the park and don't forget to check out the virtual junior ranger activities, too!

Inside the tobacco barn looking at wooden rafters
Photos & Multimedia

Explore the park through its collection of photographs and multimedia presentations.

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
The Thomas Stone House

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

Last updated: August 3, 2023

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6655 Rose Hill Road
Port Tobacco, MD 20677


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