Restoring Port Tobacco


Touch Southern Maryland History!

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 This is accomplished through the collection and preservation of related historical documents and artifacts.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. 


First Fridays and other Events

 Live entertainment at the Port Tobacco Courthouse. Plays, talks, music. Come and see us for a Chili Friday on Feb 7th and meet six local authors.  Fourth Annual Blue Dog Dinner 9 Feb 2020 is SOLD OUT!. 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.  


Take a tour

Tour the Port Tobacco Courthouse, Stagg Hall, Burch House in the Village. Many historic spots are within a few miles: St. Ignatius, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Smallwood's Retreat, Mudd House.


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Stroll into the 18th Century

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.

Society for the Restoration of Port Tobacco

8430 Commerce Street Port Tobacco, MD 20677

(301) 934-4313


Wed-Sun 1000 AM - 0400 PM

Monday: By Appointment

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