Charles County, Maryland

Historic Port Tobacco Village

Historic Port Tobacco Village

Settled in 1634, Port Tobacco was once Maryland's second largest seaport and was listed on early world maps.  The town served as the seat of Charles County from 1727-1895, but its history extends from the prehistoric Native American inhabitants of Potopaco to the current residents of the town. The story of Port Tobacco is fascinating!  It includes Native Americans, missionaries, colonists, revolutionaries, assassins, spies, slaves, merchants, farmers, an arsonist, and everyone in between!

Visit us and learn more about the facts and legends of Historic Port Tobacco Village, including one of Maryland's oldest ghost stories, The Legend of the Blue Dog.  You may explore on your own, or take one of our tours with our knowledgeable staff.  The tours include the Port Tobacco Courthouse, Stagg Hall, and Burch House.  Bring the whole family for a step back into time as you learn more about the history of this quaint village overlooking the picturesque Port Tobacco River.

Days/Hours of Operation: Winter hours: January 1 - March 31, 2017; open First Friday weekends and by appointment

Seasonal Hours: April 1 - December 31, 2017; Friday through Sunday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); Monday by appointment (Free - donations accepted); 

During normal operating hours we can be reached at (301) 392-3418 (main) or (240) 320-4125 (cell), or you may email HistoricDistrict@charlescountymd.gov.

Port Tobacco Courthouse              Stagg Hall                       Burch House

8430 Commerce Street
Port Tobacco, MD 20677
(301) 392-3418