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Charles County, Maryland

Port Tobacco Historic Village

Port Tobacco Historic Village

Days/Hours of Operation: Regular Hours: April 1 - December 31, 2017; Thursday through Monday (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)/Free. Winter hours: January 1 - April 4, 2018; open for special prearranged events.

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.

During normal operating hours we can be reached at 301-392-3418 (main) or 240-320-4125 (cell), or you may email HistoricDistrict@charlescountymd.govNearby is the Thomas Stone National Historic Site, which tells the unique stories of Charles County's Thomas Stone, who was one of four Maryland signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Port Tobacco Courthouse              Stagg Hall                       Burch House
  

Address: 
8450 Commerce Street
Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Phone: 
301-392-3418
Email: 
historicdistrict@charlescountymd.gov