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!

Sep
21
Sat
Militia Muster
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The St. Maries Citty Militia musters for drills, mock battles, and camp life.  Visit an encampment, march along, watch a musket fire demonstration, and more.

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is closed today, while household members participate in Muster activities.

Sep
28
Sat
RiverFest
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the St. Mary’s Watershed Association and Historic St. Mary’s City

Wade-In for Clean Water with Senator Bernie Fowler.  Live music, environmental and children’s activities, kayaking, and more!

Oct
4
Fri
Maryland Dove Away from Port
Oct 4 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on the following dates:

Friday, October 4th – Monday, October 7th

The Maryland Dove is sailing to St. Clement’s Island to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

She will be back on exhibit in St. Mary’s City on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

Oct
5
Sat
Maryland Dove Away from Port
Oct 5 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on the following dates:

Friday, October 4th – Monday, October 7th

The Maryland Dove is sailing to St. Clement’s Island to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

She will be back on exhibit in St. Mary’s City on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

Oct
6
Sun
Maryland Dove Away from Port
Oct 6 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on the following dates:

Friday, October 4th – Monday, October 7th

The Maryland Dove is sailing to St. Clement’s Island to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

She will be back on exhibit in St. Mary’s City on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

Oct
7
Mon
Maryland Dove Away from Port
Oct 7 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on the following dates:

Friday, October 4th – Monday, October 7th

The Maryland Dove is sailing to St. Clement’s Island to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

She will be back on exhibit in St. Mary’s City on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

Oct
19
Sat
Lost City
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On one dark and stormy evening in October, as sailors were readying their berths for the night, the Haunted Ship was severed from its mooring.  Lurching out into the rain-soaked darkness, the massive merchant ship was quickly lost to view, never to be seen or heard from again.  Since that time, one night every October, the lost sailors stumble through the mist, trying to finally make their way back home — cursed to wander, never to find what has now become the Lost City.

Meet some lost sailors, go trick-or-treating, play games, and enjoy a story.  This Halloween event will delight you!

Monetary donations are appreciated.

Park in the State House parking lot.

Nov
29
Fri
Hearth and Home in Early Maryland
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, electric stoves, and grocery stores.

Bring a canned good for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and save $1 on admission.

 

 

 

Nov
30
Sat
Hearth and Home in Early Maryland
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, electric stoves, and grocery stores.

Bring a canned good for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and save $1 on admission.

 

 

 

Dec
6
Fri
Madrigal Dinners
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year, and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs; the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning in October.  Contact Mary Bohanan at MaryB@DigsHistory.org.

Dec
7
Sat
Madrigal Dinners
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year, and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs; the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning in October.  Contact Mary Bohanan at MaryB@DigsHistory.org.

Dec
13
Fri
Madrigal Dinners
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year, and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs; the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning in October.  Contact Mary Bohanan at MaryB@DigsHistory.org.

Dec
14
Sat
Madrigal Dinners
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year, and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs; the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Reservations are required and will be accepted beginning in October.  Contact Mary Bohanan at MaryB@DigsHistory.org.