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.


Due to guidelines set in place by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as our overwhelming concern for public safety, Historic St. Mary’s City will be canceling all May events.  Outdoor exhibits will remain closed. Please check our social media pages for further updates.

The 2020 Field School in Historical Archaeology has been canceled. 

Summer Day Camps at HSMC – Pick Your Own Adventure!

Sign up now for one or more of our camp days. Choose from a week’s worth of programs suitable for ages 6-14. Programs have been rescheduled for the week of August 10—14. Call (240) 895-4980, or e-mail DonnaB@digshistory.org for more information.

Scout Summer Camp at HSMC

Camp days are designed to help scouts fulfill their badge requirements. Choose from archery, archaeology, and Maryland heritage. Programs have been rescheduled for August 20 and 21. Call (240) 895-4980, or e-mail DonnaB@digshistory.org for more information.

June 2020 was to have been the 10th anniversary of BeerFest.  Unfortunately, BeerFest committee members have decided to cancel this year’s event, due to ongoing restrictions laid out by Maryland Governor Hogan.  When the restrictions are lifted, it is the committee’s belief, based on current recommendations from the Maryland Department of Health and the CDC, that it will be a slow process, with continued limitations on large social gatherings.  These limitations will impede the number of guests who would be able to attend this event, which ordinarily sees crowds of up to 1,500 people.  We hope to have BeerFest return on June 19, 2021.


We want to encourage everyone to take some rest and do something fun this weekend. Take a walk with family, call some friends, play a game. If you’re looking for some inspiration, watch the attached video.  It seems some things never change including the need for fun!  For those who may be curious, this video was magically taken in 1667 when the main concern was the seasoning – our staff and volunteers in 2020 are safely in their homes, keeping their distances.


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