Rose HillRose Hill

One of Charles County's finest examples of formal Georgian architecture, Rose Hill is prominently located on high ground with an expansive view of the Port Tobacco valley below. Built in 1784, Rose Hill was the home of Dr. Gustavus Richard Brown (1747-1804) who was a physician and friend of George Washington as well as an avid horticulturalist and landscape architect. Dr. Brown was called to Washington's deathbed at Mt. Vernon, Virginia, to act as one of his medical advisors. Dr. Brown's daughter, Margaret, married Thomas Stone, the Signer of the Declaration of Independence, who owned nearby Haberdeventure. During the Civil War, Olivia Floyd (1826 -1905) lived at Rose Hill. She was a southern sympathizer and served as a courier for secret messages for the Confederate Army.

A portion of a proposed interpetive extends from Thomas Stone National Historic Site southward along the west side of Rose Hill to Maryland Route 6. The trail will be developed in the near future.