Calendar

Historic St. Mary’s City,
Southern Maryland Calendar of Events

Looking for fun things to do in Southern Maryland?

You’ve come to the right place. Historic St. Mary’s City has something for everyone.  You’ll find a world of fun, family and even romance here.  Let Historic St. Mary’s City be that adventure the family is still talking about years from now!

Jun
5
Wed
Little Explorers: Bugs and Insects
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Visitor Center.

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included.

Jun
8
Sat
Storytime on the State House Bluff
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for storytime on the State House bluff.  There will be stories, activities, songs, and more, intended for children 1-5 with their adult caregivers.  Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on.  Siblings welcome; no registration required.  Presented by the St. Mary’s County Library.

 

Jun
17
Mon
Camp Discovery Summer Camp
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover the science in the daily lives of early Marylanders.  Join us for a week that combines history, science, and the arts in one exciting adventure.  Campers will participate in a different STEAM activity each day, while exploring  the natural environment around them.

Designed for rising 5th and 6th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

Jun
18
Tue
Camp Discovery Summer Camp
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover the science in the daily lives of early Marylanders.  Join us for a week that combines history, science, and the arts in one exciting adventure.  Campers will participate in a different STEAM activity each day, while exploring  the natural environment around them.

Designed for rising 5th and 6th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

Jun
19
Wed
Camp Discovery Summer Camp
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover the science in the daily lives of early Marylanders.  Join us for a week that combines history, science, and the arts in one exciting adventure.  Campers will participate in a different STEAM activity each day, while exploring  the natural environment around them.

Designed for rising 5th and 6th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

Jun
20
Thu
Camp Discovery Summer Camp
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover the science in the daily lives of early Marylanders.  Join us for a week that combines history, science, and the arts in one exciting adventure.  Campers will participate in a different STEAM activity each day, while exploring  the natural environment around them.

Designed for rising 5th and 6th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

17th-Century Origins of Slavery in Maryland
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Meet at the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Histories of enslavement in the Chesapeake often describe the 17th century as a “society with slaves” and the 18th century as a “slave society.”  While this statement accurately reflects the sharp increase in enslaved Africans brought forcibly into the region beginning at the end of the 17th century, it does little to explain the institution’s roots.  In this lecture, Dr. Travis Parno uses the story of Antonio, an enslaved man who died resisting his enslavement in 1656, to discuss the origins of slavery in Maryland.  He highlights the influence of other English colonies such as Barbados and Virginia, as well as the role of the elite Marylanders who introduced the practice to the colony and ensured its survival through the passage of significant legislation.

Jun
21
Fri
Camp Discovery Summer Camp
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover the science in the daily lives of early Marylanders.  Join us for a week that combines history, science, and the arts in one exciting adventure.  Campers will participate in a different STEAM activity each day, while exploring  the natural environment around them.

Designed for rising 5th and 6th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

Jun
22
Sat
Site Closure: Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation
Jun 22 all-day

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is closed today, so that the Plantation staff can demonstrate apple cider processing at our annual Beer Fest fundraiser.

The Woodland Indian Hamlet, the reconstructed Brick Chapel of 1667, the Mackall Barn, the reconstructed Town Center, and the Maryland Dove are all open normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

BeerFest
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy brew, food, artisans, and music during this annual museum fundraiser.
The day’s activities include music by local bands, the Van Sweringen’s Ordinary exhibit (one of the first taverns in the colony), and the ever popular beer and cider making demonstrations. Visitors can sample local cuisine, taste a variety of regional craft brews, and shop amongst local craft vendors. This is a fun, family friendly event and children under 15 are free. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in this beautiful setting, while supporting further education and research at the HSMC Museum. Chairs are welcome, but please no outside food, beverages or personal shade tents.

Visit the BeerFest website or click here for tickets.

Jun
24
Mon
Time Travelers Summer Camp
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Challenge your imagination with history, and journey back in time and experience life in the 1600s at Historic St. Mary’s City!  Every day is a new adventure exploring Native American and colonial life.  Campers will explore our four living history sites, meet historical interpreters, and participate in engaging activities that are educational and fun.

Designed for rising 3rd and 4th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

Jun
25
Tue
Time Travelers Summer Camp
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Challenge your imagination with history, and journey back in time and experience life in the 1600s at Historic St. Mary’s City!  Every day is a new adventure exploring Native American and colonial life.  Campers will explore our four living history sites, meet historical interpreters, and participate in engaging activities that are educational and fun.

Designed for rising 3rd and 4th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

Jun
26
Wed
Time Travelers Summer Camp
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Challenge your imagination with history, and journey back in time and experience life in the 1600s at Historic St. Mary’s City!  Every day is a new adventure exploring Native American and colonial life.  Campers will explore our four living history sites, meet historical interpreters, and participate in engaging activities that are educational and fun.

Designed for rising 3rd and 4th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

Jun
27
Thu
Time Travelers Summer Camp
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Challenge your imagination with history, and journey back in time and experience life in the 1600s at Historic St. Mary’s City!  Every day is a new adventure exploring Native American and colonial life.  Campers will explore our four living history sites, meet historical interpreters, and participate in engaging activities that are educational and fun.

Designed for rising 3rd and 4th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.

Jun
28
Fri
Time Travelers Summer Camp
Jun 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Challenge your imagination with history, and journey back in time and experience life in the 1600s at Historic St. Mary’s City!  Every day is a new adventure exploring Native American and colonial life.  Campers will explore our four living history sites, meet historical interpreters, and participate in engaging activities that are educational and fun.

Designed for rising 3rd and 4th graders

Payment in full is required at time of registration.  Camps take place rain or shine.