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!

Sep
21
Sat
Site Closure: Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation
Sep 21 all-day

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is closed today, while household members participate in Muster activities.

Militia Muster
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The St. Maries Citty Militia musters for drills, mock battles, and camp life.  Visit an encampment, march along, watch a musket fire demonstration, and more.

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is closed today, while household members participate in Muster activities.

Sep
25
Wed
Homeschool Day: Foodways in the New World
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore the many roles of food in early Maryland through its cultures, customs, and traditions.  Come for a day of engaging activities relating to food.

$5 per child age 5 and older; one accompanying adult free; $10 each additional adult; reduced rates for Friends members of the museum.

Sep
28
Sat
Natural Plant Dyeing Workshop: Harvest and Color
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Coloring with natural materials is one of the most enjoyable arts.  It is an ancient craft, rich in history and traditions.  Join us for this informative and fun hands-on workshop.  Participants will learn the basics of extracting color from the plant, to create a beautiful dye.  Materials will be provided.

Ages 12+

$40 per person ($30 Friends members).  Payment in full is required at time of registration.

The workshop is outdoors, so please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear comfortable shoes for light walking.

 

RiverFest
Sep 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by the St. Mary’s Watershed Association and Historic St. Mary’s City

Wade-In for Clean Water with Senator Bernie Fowler.  Live music, environmental and children’s activities, kayaking, and more!

Oct
4
Fri
Maryland Dove Away from Port
Oct 4 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on the following dates:

Friday, October 4th – Monday, October 7th

The Maryland Dove is sailing to St. Clement’s Island to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

She will be back on exhibit in St. Mary’s City on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

Oct
5
Sat
Maryland Dove Away from Port
Oct 5 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on the following dates:

Friday, October 4th – Monday, October 7th

The Maryland Dove is sailing to St. Clement’s Island to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

She will be back on exhibit in St. Mary’s City on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

Oct
6
Sun
Maryland Dove Away from Port
Oct 6 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on the following dates:

Friday, October 4th – Monday, October 7th

The Maryland Dove is sailing to St. Clement’s Island to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

She will be back on exhibit in St. Mary’s City on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

Oct
7
Mon
Maryland Dove Away from Port
Oct 7 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on the following dates:

Friday, October 4th – Monday, October 7th

The Maryland Dove is sailing to St. Clement’s Island to participate in the annual Blessing of the Fleet.

She will be back on exhibit in St. Mary’s City on Tuesday, October 8th.

 

Oct
12
Sat
Early Closure: Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm

The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation will close at 3:00 p.m. today.  All other living history sites remain open until 4:00 p.m.

“Adults Only” Tour of the Town Center: Witchcraft, Murder, and Mayhem
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

This one-hour walking tour is designed to dramatize the darker side of the colony.  Immerse yourself in the world of the newly found colony – filled with superstition and suspicion!

Four tour times are available:

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Designed for ages 18+.  I.D. is required.

Registration opens August 13th.  Space is limited.

$20 per person ($15 Friends members).  Payment in full is required at time of registration.  No refunds will be given for a cancellation made after October 4th.

“Adults Only” Tour of the Town Center: Witchcraft, Murder, and Mayhem
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

This one-hour walking tour is designed to dramatize the darker side of the colony.  Immerse yourself in the world of the newly found colony – filled with superstition and suspicion!

Four tour times are available:

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Designed for ages 18+.  I.D. is required.

Registration opens August 13th.  Space is limited.

$20 per person ($15 Friends members).  Payment in full is required at time of registration.  No refunds will be given for a cancellation made after October 4th.

“Adults Only” Tour of the Town Center: Witchcraft, Murder, and Mayhem
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

This one-hour walking tour is designed to dramatize the darker side of the colony.  Immerse yourself in the world of the newly found colony – filled with superstition and suspicion!

Four tour times are available:

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Designed for ages 18+.  I.D. is required.

Registration opens August 13th.  Space is limited.

$20 per person ($15 Friends members).  Payment in full is required at time of registration.  No refunds will be given for a cancellation made after October 4th.

“Adults Only” Tour of the Town Center: Witchcraft, Murder, and Mayhem
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

This one-hour walking tour is designed to dramatize the darker side of the colony.  Immerse yourself in the world of the newly found colony – filled with superstition and suspicion!

Four tour times are available:

  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Designed for ages 18+.  I.D. is required.

Registration opens August 13th.  Space is limited.

$20 per person ($15 Friends members).  Payment in full is required at time of registration.  No refunds will be given for a cancellation made after October 4th.

Oct
19
Sat
Lost City
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On one dark and stormy evening in October, as sailors were readying their berths for the night, the Haunted Ship was severed from its mooring.  Lurching out into the rain-soaked darkness, the massive merchant ship was quickly lost to view, never to be seen or heard from again.  Since that time, one night every October, the lost sailors stumble through the mist, trying to finally make their way back home — cursed to wander, never to find what has now become the Lost City.

Meet some lost sailors, go trick-or-treating, play games, and enjoy a story.  This Halloween event will delight you!

Monetary donations are appreciated.

Park in the State House parking lot.