One of the oldest U.S. colleges, St. John's started in 1696 as a prep school but was chartered as a college in 1784. Self-guided tour brochures are available in Room 124, Mellon Hall, to help you find your way around the campus. Two buildings are named for Maryland's signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Chase-Stone House and the Paca-Carroll House, both built in 1857. Don't miss the Carroll Barrister House, built about 1724, which was the home of Charles Carroll the barrister, a member of the prominent Maryland family.
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