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!

Jul
18
Thu
Li’l Pirates
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ahoy, mateys!  Become a pirate for the day, and storm the Maryland Dove.  There might be hidden treasure along the way!

Designed for children 3-6 years old and an accompanying adult

Registration opens May 20th.  Space is limited.

$10 per child ($8 Friends members); one accompanying adult free.  Payment in full is required at time of registration.

Jul
19
Fri
Early Closure: St. John’s Site Museum
Jul 19 @ 1:00 pm

The St. John’s Site Museum, located on the campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, will close at 1:00 p.m.

Please contact the Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center for more information.

Normal operating hours can be found here.

Jul
20
Sat
Tidewater Archaeology Weekend
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation.  Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory.  More details to come.

11:00 a.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

1:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

2:30 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

4:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

 

Jul
21
Sun
Tidewater Archaeology Weekend
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation.  Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory.  More details to come.

11:00 a.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

1:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

2:30 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

4:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

Jul
24
Wed
Story & Craft Time at the Plantation
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Join the Spray family for story and craft time.  Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old, and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 members) one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included

Jul
27
Sat
Teacher Appreciation Day
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Attention all current teachers:

  • Enjoy free admission to the museum for you and one guest.
  • Explore Maryland’s first capital.
  • Learn about museum educational programs that meet the Maryland standards.
  • Find connections to link your classrooms to ours.
  • Learn more about our hands-on field trips.

Education Department staff will be available to answer questions.

Aug
7
Wed
Story & Craft Time at the Plantation
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Join the Spray family for story and craft time.  Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old, and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 members) one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included

Aug
9
Fri
Shakespeare in the City: Julius Caesar
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of the Roman statesman.

Advance tickets may be purchased by visiting The Newstowne Players website.

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org . There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

 

Aug
10
Sat
Shakespeare in the City: Julius Caesar
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of the Roman statesman.

Advance tickets may be purchased by visiting The Newstowne Players website.

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org . There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

 

Aug
15
Thu
Shakespeare in the City: Julius Caesar
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of the Roman statesman.

Advance tickets may be purchased by visiting The Newstowne Players website.

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org . There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

 

Aug
16
Fri
Shakespeare in the City: Julius Caesar
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of the Roman statesman.

Advance tickets may be purchased by visiting The Newstowne Players website.

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org . There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

 

Aug
17
Sat
Shakespeare in the City: Julius Caesar
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of the Roman statesman.

Advance tickets may be purchased by visiting The Newstowne Players website.

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org . There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

 

Aug
21
Wed
Story & Craft Time at the Plantation
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Join the Spray family for story and craft time.  Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old, and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 members) one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included

Sep
1
Sun
Blue Star Museum Program Ends
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City is one of more than 2,000 Blue Star Museums across America offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer. The program runs from Saturday, May 18, 2019, through Labor Day, September 2, 2019. This collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense includes fine arts museums, science museums, history museums, nature centers, and children’s museums. A list of participating institutions is available at https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/blue-star-museums.

Free admission is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.

Museum operating schedule:

May 18 – June 29: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed June 30, July 1, and July 2

July 3 – September 1: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed September 2 (Labor Day)

 

Last Day of Summer Season
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is the last day of a Wednesday – Sunday operating schedule.  The museum reopens on a Tuesday – Saturday operating schedule on September 3rd.