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!

Feb
24
Sun
A Taste of History Bridal Show
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Newly engaged?  Thinking of getting married?

Please join us on February 24, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., for our annual bridal show at the reconstructed State House of 1676.  There will be lots of vendors showcasing various aspects of a wedding to make your dreams come true!

There is no charge to attend the bridal show for reservations made by February 18.  There is a $5.00 charge at the door for all unregistered attendees.  Call (240) 895-4991 or email MaryB@DigsHistory.org to register, or for more details!

Bridal Show 2019 Attendee Reservation Form

 

Mar
12
Tue
Museum Sites Reopen for the 2019 Season
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am

Historic St. Mary’s City living history sites reopen for 2019!

Join us for an eventful season.
Learn about Maryland’s colonial history while visiting the Woodland Indian Hamlet, the reconstructed Town Center, the Maryland Dove, and the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.
Visit the artifact exhibit and watch a film presentation at the Visitor Center.
Find treasures at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.
Explore the archaeological remains of St. John’s Site Museum.

Mar
23
Sat
Maryland Day
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Maryland’s 385th anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.

 

Apr
17
Wed
Homeschool Day: Old World, Modern World
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend a day with  hands-on, minds-on activities.

$5 per child age 5 and older; one accompanying adult free; $10 each additional adult; reduced rates for Friends members of the museum.

Homeschoolers may also be interested in our Terra Mariae Society youth interpreter program.  The deadline to apply for the 2019 season is Friday, February 15th.

 

May
4
Sat
Site Closure: Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation
May 4 all-day

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is closed today, so that the colonists can attend our May Day celebration.

May Day
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the arrival of spring — colonial-style!  Take part in a Maypole dance, play games, make a craft to take home.

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.

Jun
29
Sat
Last Day of Spring Season
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Jul
3
Wed
First Day of Summer Season
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The museum begins a Wednesday – Sunday operating schedule.  Hours of operation remain the same:  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.