Charles County, Maryland

Port Tobacco Historic Village Times

Port Tobacco Historic Village Times

Port Tobacco Historic Village
Tours begin at Stagg Hall, 8450 Commerce St, Port Tobacco, 20677
Open Thursday to Monday, Tours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (last tour at 3:30 p.m.)
301-392-3418, www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/Tourism
Free admission

Special Engagement - - Port Tobacco River Park Open House

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 a.m. - Noon

Location: Port Tobacco River Park / Tom Roland Natural Resource Area, 7685 Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco

Explore Charles County’s newest park and visit displays provided by our co-sponsors including the Port Tobacco River Conservancy, Southern Maryland Audubon Society, the Charles County Extension Service-Master Gardeners, and Charles County Tourism.
Join us for a guided bird and native plant hike, or come along for our children’s nature craft walk. Both activities begin at 9:30 a.m. Autumn crafts, refreshments, and giveaways will be provided by the Parks and Grounds Division. Come meet Olivia Floyd, Port Tobacco's Civil War spy. Learn how to decipher secret codes, play historic games, and hear the Legend of the Blue Dog. The faithful hound might even make an appearance along the river.  
For more information on this free event, call 301-932-3470


Port Tobacco First Friday Weekend Series 2017

Friday, November 3

The Letters of Sarah and Dr. Samuel Mudd, presented by docents from the Dr. Samuel A. House & Museum.
Located at the 
Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce St, Port Tobacco, 6 p.m. presented by The Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco, 301-752-2354. Free Admission: donations appreciated.

Saturday, November 4

John Hanson Day, Stagg Hall, 8450 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last tour at 3:30 p.m) 301-392-3418, Free Admission

Did you know that George Washington was not the first president? Come learn about this little know man from Port Tobacco who was President under the Articles of Confederation.

Author John J. Cummings will speak inside the Courthouse on Saturday at 11 a.m. “First President John Hanson”

Saturday and Sunday, December 2-3

Charles County Holiday Trail: Photography at Stagg Hall,  8450 Commerce Street, Port Tobacco, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last tour at 3:30 p.m.) 301-392-3418, Free Admission

Step into our Colonial Christmas at Stagg Hall.  Bring your camera and have photos taken in the holiday decorated Merchant Taproom.  We will also have several seasonal crafts to help decorate your home.

Port Tobacco Courthouse, 8430 Commerce Street Port Tobacco, noon - 4 p.m. Fresh greens for sale by the Charles County Garden Club.

Weekly Events:

Charles County Archaeology Society of Maryland (CCASM) Public Archeology Lab
Burch House (Port Tobacco Historic Village)
Mondays (11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) - Join us at the on-going Monday Public Archaeology Laboratory in the Historic Port Tobacco Village and process artifacts recovered from various archaeology initiatives in Charles County. Esther Doyle Read is the archaeologist in charge. 
Sponsor: Charles County Government and Charles County Archaeology Society of Maryland

Port Tobacco Historic Village Activity - The Merchants of Port Tobacco (board game)
Stagg Hall Merchant Office, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 301-392-3418, Free admission

(Reminder: Winter hours: January 1 – March 31; Select First Friday Weekends only and by pre-arranged appointment.