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!

Jul
18
Thu
Li’l Pirates
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Ahoy, mateys!  Become a pirate for the day, and storm the Maryland Dove.  There might be hidden treasure along the way!

Designed for children 3-6 years old and an accompanying adult

Registration opens May 20th.  Space is limited.

$10 per child ($8 Friends members); one accompanying adult free.  Payment in full is required at time of registration.

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)

Jul
24
Wed
Story & Craft Time at the Plantation
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Join the Spray family for story and craft time.  Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old, and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 members) one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included

Aug
7
Wed
Story & Craft Time at the Plantation
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Join the Spray family for story and craft time.  Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old, and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 members) one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included

Aug
21
Wed
Story & Craft Time at the Plantation
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Join the Spray family for story and craft time.  Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old, and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 members) one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included

Sep
1
Sun
Blue Star Museum Program Ends
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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)

 

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.

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.  Register with payment for the program and receive a fast pass to skip the line and start your educational experience.  Registration opens August 12th.

Sep
28
Sat
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.