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 April events.  Outdoor exhibits will remain closed. Please check our social media pages for further updates.

To stay up to date with the State’s response, visit Statewide Response.

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 run June 22—26. Call (240) 895-4990, or e-mail groups@hsmcdigshistory.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 run July 8—10. Call (240) 895-4990, or e-mail groups@hsmcdigshistory.org for more information.

POSTPONED (date to be determined)—Join us on April 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. for our inaugural Sensory Morning, a thoughtfully designed program for families with children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. An early opening time allows visitors to explore our museum sites and exhibits with their caregivers without the interference of a crowd. Enjoy museum-wide exploration with hands-on activities. For more information, call (240) 895-4990, or e-mail groups@hsmcdigshistory.org.


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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