Historic St. Mary’s City is one of more than 2,000 Blue Star Museums across America offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families this summer. The program runs from Saturday, May 18, 2019, through Labor Day, September 2, 2019. This collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense includes fine arts museums, science museums, history museums, nature centers, and children’s museums. A list of participating institutions is available at https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/blue-star-museums.
Free admission is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members.
Museum operating schedule:
May 18 – June 29: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed June 30, July 1, and July 2
July 3 – September 1: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed September 2 (Labor Day)