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 winter operating season.  Check here for hours of operation.
*The museum Visitor Center will be closed on February 11 & 12, 2020.*
2020 Mathias de Sousa Summit         Join us February 8th in historic St. Mary’s City, the colonial capital of Maryland, and home to Mathias de Sousa, the first known person of African descent to participate in colonial governance.  Learn about the tools of grassroots advocacy, political organizing, and voter education.  Sponsored by Maryland NAACP, the Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Historic St. Mary’s City.  More details to come.   Join the Friends of Historic St. Mary’s City for a 10-night Caribbean cruise onboard the Sky Princess, January 5 – 15, 2021.  This cruise follows a route similar to that of the Ark and the Dove in 1634.  Our trip will also celebrate the 2021 launch of HSMC’s new Maryland Dove, now under construction at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.  For more information, contact Cole Travel at (301) 863-9497, or shirley@coletravel.biz.

Join us on February 23 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the reconstructed State House of 1676 for our annual A Taste of History bridal show.  Admission is free for pre-registered guests, or $5 at the door.  Contact our Events Manager at
MaryB@DigsHistory.org or (240) 895-4991 for more information.

Are you between the ages of 11-17?  Would you like to volunteer as a living history interpreter?  Apply to our Terra Mariae Society program.  The deadline is February 21, 2020. 

We’re hiring for museum guides, museum interpreters, and Woodland Indian Hamlet Site Supervisor.  Check out our Jobs page.
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