Thomas Stone National Historic Site

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the house

Pulling into Thomas Stone National Historic Site, I followed the road to the left which led to the Visitor Center.  A simple display explains the role Thomas Stone played in the events that shaped the beginning of our nation as well as some background on the man's legal career.  A video is also available.  After letting the park rangers know that I was interested in a tour of the house, I headed off along the road, one of two routes to the house.

The house that currently stands has been added on and altered since the time of Thomas Stone but a fire awhile back has actually allowed for it to be rebuilt a bit more in-line with the original design.  The first rooms are unfurnished and more displays provide additional information about the Stone family.  For example, one case holds items found during an archeological dig at the site.  Further in, visitors encounter rooms redecorated with period furniture.  The living room is a very close recreation of how it looked during the time of Thomas Stone; the actual room is in a museum in Baltimore.  I loved the blue walls and the woodwork done by hand here.

The park ranger was extremely friendly and knowledgeable on the house and the Stone family.  He catered to my interests (I was the only person touring the house at the time).  Afterwards, he recommended a different route back to the house that allowed me to walk through the woods a little bit.

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the house
the house
former stable
former stable
artifacts during archeological dig…
artifacts during archeological di…
Thomas Stones traveling desk
Thomas Stone's traveling desk
period piece
period piece
from the trail
from the trail
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