Things to do in… Historic St. Mary’s City
History museum in St. Mary’s City, Maryland.
Archaeological museum & a few reproduced buildings including an inn & early print shop.
We’re back and we are so excited to finally be open! Join us this March for the beginning of our Spring season.
Spring into Historic St. Mary’s City
Shake off the last vestiges of winter, and join us this spring as we get ready to dive into 2019 with school tours, special events, and so much more! And remember, Saturday March 23rd is Maryland Day, where admission to the museum is FREE all day for everyone! So come and celebrate with us, visit the animals at the plantation, have lunch at Enso’s Kitchen, and bask in the brisk spring air here!
Don’t forget to take full advantage of your membership! An Individual membership includes free admission for one person, 10% discount at the Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary, subscription to our quarterly newsletter A Briefe Relation, invitations to member-only events, and of course, weekly email updates! And the higher tiers of membership only add to the benefits, so renew today!
Calendar of Events
March 12, Opening Day
We’re finally open! Come and see us! Walk the grounds, visit Enso’s Kitchen and try a sandwich or cookie, visit Bob and Jollyboy at the Plantation, and meet the newest members of our staff out onsite at the Hamlet, Town Center, and the Plantation! It’s a beautiful day to learn the history of our beautiful county!
March 23, Maryland Day
On Saturday, March 23, Historic St. Mary’s City will celebrate the 385th anniversary of the founding of Maryland. As a gift to those attending, the museum will be free of charge, inviting the community to join as we welcome another year of our state! Hours of operation will be 10:00 am-4:00 pm with a formal ceremony beginning at 1:00 pm on the State House lawn. The ceremony will feature keynote speaker Dr. Travis Parno (Director of Research and Collections at HSMC); presentation of the prestigious Cross Bottony award to a faithful volunteer, John McAllister; and ending with the Ceremony of the Flags. This final portion of the program will feature fourth grade students from across Maryland, each carrying the flag of their respective county and Baltimore City. It is an opportunity to remember not only where Maryland began in the past, but where it will be going in the future.
April 18th, Lecture: Recent Research at HSMC
During the summer and fall of 2018, HSMC hosted geophysicist Dr. Timothy J. Horsley to help us search for evidence of the first fort built at St. Mary’s City by the colonists who landed in 1634. Dr. Horsley spent several weeks surveying approximately 16 acres of land in the Mill Field and in an area south of Town Center (near the Print Shop and Smith’s Ordinary). While Dr. Horsley is still processing the survey results, he was able to identify multiple buildings in the Mill Field, and so much more! For more on the survey results, come to the April 18th lecture given by HSMC archaeological staff, 7:00 pm at the Visitor Center Auditorium, free and open to the public.