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. The story of Port Tobacco is a fascinating one. It includes Indians, missionaries, colonists, revolutionaries, assassins, spies, slaves, merchants, farmers, and everyone in between. We hope you will take the time to help us discover the history of Port Tobacco and to preserve and restore this once vibrant town so that it may continue to teach us about our past, present, and future.
News from the Society
Saturday, May 15 2010 – Market Day at Port Tobacco. See the blog for more details.
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Reports regarding the archaeology of Port Tobacco are available on the Downloads page. A report on the shovel test survey of the south half of downtown Port Tobacco is here. A report on the second phase of the survey, including northern parts of downtown Port Tobacco and the fields to the south is here. A report on the Burch House survey is here.