Experience life in 17th-century Maryland! Step onboard a tall ship, play colonial games, and
wander through an Indian witchott. The plantation household will show you what's growing in
the kitchen garden and introduce you to heirloom livestock. Find out how archaeologists and historians piece together the past to reveal this colony's remarkable legacy of democracy and toleration. Lord Baltimore's capital, in beautiful tidewater Southern Maryland, stands ready to be rediscovered.


Historic St. Mary’s City is now in its fall operating season.  Check here for our hours.
The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation will be closed on September 14.
Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be closed or away from port from September 11 – 18.  She will be transiting to and exhibiting at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.  The Maryland Dove will reopen at Historic St. Mary’s City on September 19.
  Why did the Jesuits stay in Maryland?  The answer lies in small devotional objects like crucifixes, medals, statues, and rosaries found at archaeological sites throughout the region.  Join us on September 19 at 7:00 p.m. for this free presentation by Dr. Laura Masur of Catholic University.     Join us September 14 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for Indigenous Heritage Day.
waterfront wedding at Historic St. Mary's City
Recently engaged?  Looking for a location for the wedding of your dreams?  Look no further than Historic St. Mary’s City, with beautiful sites overlooking the St. Mary’s River.  A wedding at HSMC isn’t just an event, it’s an experience!
Please contact Mary at
MaryB@DigsHistory.org  to schedule a private tour.

 We’re hiring!  Check out our Jobs page.