La Plata, Maryland

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La Plata, Maryland, USA

Attractions in La Plata, Maryland

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Friendship House
    Mitchell Road, La Plata, MD 20677
    Charles County Community College
    301-259-4279, Tidewater home built by William Dent in the Hall and Parlor manner. Furnished with period pieces.  more info  map

  • Mount Carmel Monastery
    5678 Mt. Carmel Road, La Plata, MD 20646
    301-934-1654, Site of the first monastery of nuns in the original 13 colonies and retains the original foundation. It was founded in 1790 by four Southern Maryland women who went... more info  map

  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site
    6655 Rose Hill Road, Port Tabacco, MD 20677
    Located Four Miles West
    301-392-1776, The youngest of the four Marylanders to sign the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Stone's home, Haberdeventure, has been restored and is a 322-acre National Historic... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • African-American Heritage Society
    7485 Crain Highway, La Plata, MD 20646
    301-843-0371, An historical and cultural collection of artifacts used during the time of slavery exhibited to depict the life and history of African Americans. The collection spans... more info  map

  • Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum
    3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Road, La Plata, MD 20601
    Located 8 Miles North-Northeast in Waldorf
    301-645-6870 or 301-274-9358, This was the home of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, who set the leg of John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. For this deed, Dr. Mudd was sent to Fort Jefferson... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Gilbert Run Park
    208 Route 6, La Plata, MD 20646
    Seven miles east of La Plata
    301-932-1083, 180-acre wooded park featureing a 60-acre fresh water lake and offering a variety of activities including fishing, boating, hiking, nature trails, playground areas and... more info  map

  • Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area
    102 Route 225, La Plata, MD 20646
    Seven miles west of La Plata
    301-743-5161, An exceptional venue for birdwatchers and nature photographers. Enjoy 834-acres of fishing, hiking, and hunting at this park that includes on a 23-acre lake, three... more info  map

  

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