Admission & Hours

The Seasons of Southern Maryland….

Historic St. Mary’s City’s hours change by season, and are subject to change, due to COVID-19 concerns.

Watch this page or call 240-895-4990 or 800-762-1634 for advance information.


  • Fall 2020 Hours:  September 8 – November 28
    • Living History Exhibits: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • St. John’s Site Museum: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
    • Visitor Center: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Brome Quarter Exhibit: Open by appointment only.  Please give at least 24 hours notice for a request for appointment. 
  • Museum closed November 25th and 26th
  • Administrative Offices are open Monday – Friday,  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except holidays)

The Maryland Dove, a re-creation of a late 17th-century vessel commemorating the Dove of 1634, occasionally sails the Chesapeake region to bring its story to other parts of Maryland. 

Leashed dogs are welcome. Please clean up after your pet!

Admission Fees
General Admission
Adults $10.00
Seniors (60 plus) $9.00
Student (6-18 years or with college ID) $6.00
Child (5 years and younger) Free
St. John’s Site Museum ONLY
Suggested Donation $5.00
Are you eligible for discounted admission to HSMC?
HSMC offers $1 OFF full-price admission to each cardholder with a:

  • AAA I.D. card
  • Maryland Welcome Passport  printed coupon
  • Military I.D.
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation  membership I.D (adult admissions only)
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland alumni card

HSMC offers free admission to each cardholder with:

  • Historic St. Mary’s City Friends membership
  • American Alliance of Museums members with I.D
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland staff, faculty, students with SMCM I.D.
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Program members with I.D.
  • Employees of other museums with an employee I.D.

Visitor Services

Snacks are available at the museum’s The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary and reasonably priced meals are available within walking distance in the Student Center at St. Mary’s College. Ask museum staff about hours of operation and venues.

Things to do in Southern Maryland.St. Mary’s County Visitor Information

Information provided by St. Mary’s County Tourism makes it easy to plan your trip to Historic St. Mary’s City. Find out about places to stay, restaurants to suit any taste, and things to do.  Call SMC Tourism at 1-800-327-9023 or explore the county’s online visitor guide .