The society is dedicated to increasing public interest in the heritage of Port Tobacco and Southern Maryland. This is accomplished through the collection and preservation of related historical documents and artifacts. On-going research is conducted into the customs and skills of town settlers and past residents. Early buildings and sections of the town will be restored or reconstructed for appropriate uses, including exhibiting materials, educational use and appropriate civic events.
Market Day June 5th! Get VAXXED too! The Charles County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccinations from 9:00 am until Noon. It's best to make an appointment - but not necessary. Click here to make one for Market Day or for any clinic the health department has scheduled.
Live entertainment at the Port Tobacco Courthouse. Plays, talks, music. Allow our event team to assist you in planning your special event...weddings, teas, birthdays, memorial, reunions, retirement, showers... use the Contact Form on this page and let us know how we can make your event special. During this time of the COVID-19 your donations are appreciated!
The Colonial port town of Port Tobacco 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. Established in 1948, the Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing public interest in the heritage of Port Tobacco and Southern Maryland through educational and civic programs.
8430 Commerce Street Port Tobacco, MD 20677
Wed-Sun 1000 AM - 0400 PM
Monday: By Appointment