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!

Mar
23
Sat
Maryland Day
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Celebrate Maryland’s 385th anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.

 

May
4
Sat
May Day
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Jun
22
Sat
Site Closure: Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation
Jun 22 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, the reconstructed Town Center, and the Maryland Dove are all open normal operating hours, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jul
20
Sat
Tidewater Archaeology Weekend
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation.  Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory.  More details to come.

11:00 a.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

1:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

2:30 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

4:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

 

Jul
21
Sun
Tidewater Archaeology Weekend
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation.  Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory.  More details to come.

11:00 a.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

1:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

2:30 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

4:00 p.m.  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Weekend is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.  Sign up when you purchase your admission.  (approximately 1 hour)

Sep
14
Sat
Indian Discovery Day
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore and celebrate Indian lifeways and culture.  Learn skills, try crafts, watch demonstrations, and gain a new appreciation for the people that called this land home before Maryland was founded.

 

Sep
21
Sat
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.

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
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.

Nov
29
Fri
Hearth and Home in Early Maryland
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, electric stoves, and grocery stores.

Bring a canned good for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and save $1 on admission.

 

 

 

Nov
30
Sat
Hearth and Home in Early Maryland
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, electric stoves, and grocery stores.

Bring a canned good for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and save $1 on admission.