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
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.

 

May
4
Sat
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sep
14
Sat
Indian Discovery Day
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore and celebrate Indian lifeways and culture.  Learn skills, try crafts, watch demonstrations, and gain a new appreciation for the people that called this land home before Maryland was founded.

 

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.

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.