Mt. Carmel Monastery

Mt. Carmel Monastery
Mt. Carmel Monastery and Chapel, September 2009
Mount Carmel Monastery
Location North of Port Tobacco on Mt. Carmel Rd., Port Tobacco, Maryland

38°33′21″N 77°0′1″W / 38.55583°N 77.00028°W / 38.55583; -77.00028Coordinates: 38°33′21″N 77°0′1″W / 38.55583°N 77.00028°W / 38.55583; -77.00028

Built 1790
Architect Frohman, Philip Hubert
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP December 04, 1973

The Mt. Carmel Monastery is a historic monastery located at Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, United States. It is a two-part frame house, the main block of which was built about 1790 and restored in 1936-37, and consists of a two-story structure with a moderately pitched gable roof. The entire house, devoid of any extraneous ornamentation, reflects the austerity of the life of the Carmelite nuns who are believed to have used this house as their residence. The monastery was founded on October 15, 1790, by four Belgian Carmelite nuns, three of them former natives of Charles County. In 1831 the nuns then in residence were ordered to transfer the convent to Baltimore, Maryland, and this property was abandoned. In 1933 an organization called the Restorers of Mt. Carmel in Maryland, formed to aid in the restoration of the site.[2]

The Mt. Carmel Monastery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


External links

  • Mt. Carmel Monastery, including photo from 1969, at Maryland Historical Trust
  • Restorers of Mount Carmel in Maryland
  • Discalced Nuns of the Carmel of Port Tobacco

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