Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Immerse yourself in revolutionary history. Visit the restored house and stroll the 322 acres of Haberdeventure, a "dwelling place in the winds". Purchased in 1770 by Thomas Stone, this restored plantation home has been open to the public as a National Historic Site since 1997. While visiting Thomas Stone National Historic Site, visitors have an opportunity to connect with our nation's history in a peaceful, rural setting that's a world away from the hustle of nearby towns and cities. Take a tour of Stone's mansion, then stroll one of the park's trails, and immerse yourself in the quiet beauty of nature. There are many opportunities here for learning, having fun or just relaxing.

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Hours

Open Thursday-Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm

Closed: Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)

Fees

Park Entrance is Free

Reservations for groups larger than 15 please call the park (301)392 1776 to make reservations.

Activities

  • Go Geocaching: There are four geocaches.
  • Take a Ranger-led tour or a Walking tour: There are over two miles of trails at the site.
  • Go birding and wildlife viewing: There are over two miles of trails at the site.
  • Attend a school program: The site offers multiple school, educational, and Junior Ranger program
  • Volunteer: There are multiple volunteer opportunities, including administrative, interpretation, and resource management.

Christmas at Haberdeventure

The second Saturday in December (Dates will range from the 8th to the 14th of the month)
Come experience a traditional colonial Christmas. The park will be open until 7 pm and will be illuminated by candle light. Special programs from 4-7pm will be held with Rangers and volunteers in authentic colonial costumes.

Facilities

  • Museum gift shop 
  • Historic buildings
  • Parking

Accessibility

The Visitor Center is ADA compliant and completely accessible.

The park film is close-captioned.

Haberdeventure, the restored mansion of Thomas Stone, is completely accessible.

Trails between the visitor center and mansion, including to and through the Stone Family Burial Ground are completely accessible.

Vehicles with appropriate handicapped credentials can drive to the mansion.

Trails through the rest of the park traverse uneven and hilly ground and are not completely accessible.

Events

  • There are currently no scheduled events.

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History

The story of Thomas Stone National Historic Site is not just the story of one of Maryland's signers of the Declaration of Independence. The telling of this story incorporates an almost two thousand year history.

From Native Americans, to European colonization, to the struggles of the enslaved African-Americans, the story of Thomas Stone National Historic Site is not just one story, but many stories, told by the participants themselves.

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Last updated: May 16, 2018
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