Calendar

Historic St. Mary’s City,
Southern Maryland Calendar of Events

Looking for fun things to do in Southern Maryland?

You’ve come to the right place. Historic St. Mary’s City has something for everyone.  You’ll find a world of fun, family and even romance here.  Let Historic St. Mary’s City be that adventure the family is still talking about years from now!

Feb
25
Sun
A Taste of History Bridal Show
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Newly engaged?  Thinking of getting married?

Please join us on February 25, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., for our annual bridal show at the reconstructed State House of 1676.  There will be lots of vendors showcasing various aspects of a wedding to make your dreams come true!

There is no charge to attend the bridal show for reservations made by February 16.  There is a $5.00 charge at the door for all unregistered attendees.  Call (240) 895-4991 or email MaryB@DigsHistory.org to register, or for more details!

Bridal Show 2018 Attendee Reservation Form

Bridal Show 2018 Vendor Application Form

Mar
13
Tue
Museum Sites Reopen for the 2018 Season
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am

Historic St. Mary’s City living history sites reopen for 2018!

Join us for an incredible, eventful season.
Learn about Maryland’s colonial history while visiting the Woodland Indian Hamlet, the reconstructed Town Center, the Maryland Dove, and the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.
Visit the artifact exhibit and watch a film presentation at the Visitor Center.
Find treasures at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.
Explore the archaeological remains of St. John’s Site Museum.

Mar
24
Sat
Maryland Day
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Maryland’s 384th anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.

Mar
28
Wed
Spring Homeschool Day
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Spend a day with  hands-on, minds-on activities, learning about the Yaocomaco who lived here, and the Europeans who arrived here.

$5 per child age 5 and older; one accompanying adult free; $10 each additional adult; reduced rates for Friends members of the museum.  Register with payment for the program and receive a fast pass to skip the line and start your educational experience!  Registration opens on February 1st.

Spring 2018 Homeschool Day Registration Form

Homeschoolers may also be interested in our Terra Mariae Society youth interpreter program.  The deadline to apply for the 2018 season is Thursday, March 1st.

 

Apr
4
Wed
Little Explorers: Colors
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Visitor Center.

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included

Apr
18
Wed
Little Explorers: P is for Peas
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included

Apr
19
Thu
Lecture – Once the Metropolis of Maryland: Celebrating 50 Years of Archaeology at Historic St. Mary’s City
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

Meet at the Visitor Center Auditorium.

This lecture celebrates 50 years of archaeology conducted at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC).  In 1967, Orin Bullock, and later J. Glenn Little and Stephen Israel, surveyed the 18th-century Captain John Hicks site, initiating the first museum-sponsored archaeological work at St. Mary’s City.  In the decades since these efforts, HSMC staff members have conducted fieldwork around the museum’s property and analyzed the material culture they recovered, pioneering innovative archaeological techniques and revealing new details about life in early Maryland.  This lecture honors this rich legacy of work done over the last 50 years while also sharing recent research conducted by the staff of HSMC’s Department of Research and Collections.

Apr
28
Sat
PING in Concert
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm

Join St. Mary’s College of Maryland Music Department’s vocal ensemble, PING, as they perform a short program of a cappella musical selections, under the direction of Professor Larry Vote.

Park at the Visitor Center.

May
2
Wed
Little Explorers: What’s Growing?
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included

May
5
Sat
Site Closure: Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation
May 5 all-day

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is closed today, so that the colonists can attend our May Day celebration.

May Day
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate the arrival of spring — colonial-style!  Take part in a Maypole dance, play games, see what local vendors have to offer, make a craft to take home.

May
16
Wed
Little Explorers: What’s Bugging You?
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult. $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free. Full-day admission included.

Jun
6
Wed
Little Explorers: Summer Time
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included.

Jun
16
Sat
Pirates: Fact vs. Fiction
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Separate fact from fiction to learn the true and fascinating stories behind the myths and legends that have grown up around pirates. This workshop is filled with hands-on activities that explain pirate life, weapons, and punishments.

Designed for children 11-14 years old

Payment in full is required at time of registration

Jun
23
Sat
Site Closure: Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation
Jun 23 all-day

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is closed today, so that the Plantation staff can demonstrate apple cider processing at our annual Beer Fest fundraiser.

The Woodland Indian Hamlet, the reconstructed Brick Chapel of 1667, the Mackall Barn, and the reconstructed Town Center are all open normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Maryland Dove is open extended hours, until 5:00 p.m., for today only.