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Charles County, Maryland

Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway

Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway

Charles County is 30 miles south of Washington, D.C. The Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway links together significant historic buildings, landscapes, & waterways in Charles & St. Mary's Counties to present the story of the first government in Colonial America to introduce the concepts of religious tolerance and separation of church and state. The sites listed below are some of the locations in Charles County. We recommend you contact each location for up to date information about hours of operation.


Byway Anchor Sites:
1) General Smallwood State Park
2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury, 301-743-7613

2) Mallows Bay
Western Shore

3) Chiles Homesite Trail
9699 Riverside Rd, Nanjemoy

4) Christ Episcopal Church
Old Durham Parish, Ironsides Rd, Nanjemoy, 301-743-7099

5) Mount Carmel Monastery
5678 Mount Carmel Rd, La Plata

6) St. Ignatius Catholic Church
8855 Chapel Point Rd, Port Tobacco, 301-934-8245

7) Christ Episcopal Church

Byway Interpretive Site: Thomas Stone National Historic Site, 6655 Rose Hill Rd, Port Tobacco, 301-392-1776,

Local towns: Nanjemoy, Port Tobacco, La Plata, Indian Head, Popes Creek, Cobb Island