The Hermitage (La Plata, Maryland)

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The Hermitage
The Hermitage (La Plata, Maryland) is located in Maryland
The Hermitage (La Plata, Maryland)
The Hermitage (La Plata, Maryland) is located in the US
The Hermitage (La Plata, Maryland)
Location Washington Ave., La Plata, Maryland
Coordinates 38°32′2″N 76°58′52″W / 38.53389°N 76.98111°W / 38.53389; -76.98111Coordinates: 38°32′2″N 76°58′52″W / 38.53389°N 76.98111°W / 38.53389; -76.98111
Area 22.3 acres (9.0 ha)
Architectural style Federal
NRHP reference # 98000886[1]
Added to NRHP July 23, 1998

The Hermitage is a historic home located at La Plata, Charles County, Maryland, United States. It is a two story, three bay frame dwelling with a dormered gable roof. The home was built about 1847 in the Federal style, and has a pair of brick, exterior chimneys at one end and a deep wraparound veranda on Tuscan columns. It was built by Major George W. Matthews, a farmer and attorney, whose descendents, beginning in 1870 and continuing through the 1940s, promoted the founding and development of La Plata and the relocation of the seat of Charles County government there from Port Tobacco.[2]

The Hermitage was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ J. Richard Rivoire (June 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Araby" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

External links[edit]

  • The Hermitage, including photo from 1978, at Maryland Historical Trust