Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Despite only being 44 when he died, Thomas Stone left an impact on the United States that is still felt today. After being educated as a lawyer, he spent time working in Thomas Jefferson's law office. Then, he went on to represent the people of Maryland as a politician. Stone proudly signed the Declaration of Independence. He was elected to attend the Constitutional Convention but declined because of his wife's failing health. He never got over the grief he felt at her death in 1787. He died just a few months later. Learn more about him and his life by visiting the Thomas Stone National Historic Site near Port Tobacco, Maryland. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near Thomas Stone National Historic Site

Start your visit to Thomas Stone National Historic Site by following the trail to see the home's exterior that Thomas Stone started to build in 1771. Then, view the tobacco barn and corn silo. Finish your visit by paying respects to the life of Thomas Stone at the Stone Family Cemetery. 

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How To Get To Thomas Stone National Historic Site

It is easy to get from Alexandria, Virginia, and other southern Washington D.C. locations to the Thomas Stone National Historic Site. Start by taking Interstate 95 to Maryland. Get off at Exit 3 and take Maryland 210 to the left. Turn left on Maryland 228 East and right on Maryland 229 South. Veer right to get on Maryland 227 West. Go straight, and this road will become Rose Hill Drive. Your destination will be on your right. 


6655 Rose Hill Road, Port Tobacco, Maryland 20677

Fee: Entry fee $0

See the farmstead that Thomas Stone, who signed the Declaration of Independence, created for himself, his wife, daughter, and siblings by visiting the Thomas Stone National Historic Site. Then, explore this area, including seeing the oldest Jesuit residence and the oldest monastery in the United States. You will want to bring your RV to this area about 50 minutes south of Alexandria, Virginia.