La Plata (Maryland)

Thomas Stone's Habre de Venture

La Plata is a city in Southern Maryland. It is the county seat of Charles County.

Get in

La Plata is located on US Route 301, a major East coast North-South highway. La Plata does not have an airport or a train service. The easiest way to get to La Plata is by car. Driving time to La Plata is about 1 hour from Washington, D.C., about 1.5 hours from Baltimore, and about one hour and forty-five minutes from Richmond (Virginia).


Rose Hill Rd, Port Tobacco,  +1 301 392-1776. 9AM-5PM daily. This is the house of Thomas Stone, one of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. The National Park Service operates a visitor center with information about the Revolutionary leader's life and the Declaration of Independence, and also offers guided tours of the country estate. Free.

Port Tobacco

Just at the western edge of La Plata is Port Tobacco, Maryland's smallest town (15 people), dating back to 1727. Owing in no part to its extremely small size, the village is well preserved and home to much archaeological research. To get here, take MD-6 (Port Tobacco Rd) west from La Plata and then make a left on Chapel Point Rd. Turn right on small Commerce St for the village itself, while St. Thomas Manor is further south along the same road.




Go next

Routes through La Plata

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