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!

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.

Beer Fest
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy brew, food, artisans, and music during this annual museum fundraiser.

Maryland Craft Beer:

  • Brewer’s Alley/Monocacy Brewing Company
  • Calvert Brewing Company
  • Flying Dog Brewery
  • Guy Distributing
  • Hysteria Brewing Company
  • Mully’s Brewery
  • Raven Beer
  • Ruddy Duck Brewery
  • Scorpion Brewing, LLC
  • Union Craft Brewing

Live Music:

  • 12:00 noon  John Luskey Duo
  • 2:00 p.m.  Only 4 Tonight
  • 4:00 p.m.  Bye Felicia

Arts & crafts, kids’ tent, food

Jul
14
Sat
“Adults Only” at the Plantation
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Adultery, drunkenness, and thievery are a few of the topics dramatized on this interactive, after-hours tour.

Ages 18+

Two tour times:  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Registration opens May 14th.  Tour size is limited to 20 persons.

$20 per person ($15 Friends members).  Payment in full is required at time of registration.

“Adults Only” at the Plantation
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Adultery, drunkenness, and thievery are a few of the topics dramatized on this interactive, after-hours tour.

Ages 18+

Two tour times:  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Registration opens May 14th.  Tour size is limited to 20 persons.

$20 per person ($15 Friends members).  Payment in full is required at time of registration.

 

Jul
21
Sat
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.

 

Jul
22
Sun
Tidewater Archaeology Weekend
Jul 22 @ 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.

 

Aug
10
Fri
Shakespeare in the City: Romeo and Juliet
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of two star-crossed lovers.

Free parking is available in the State House lot, near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

The Friday and Saturday performances have the following ticket prices:

  • $15 adults
  • $13 Newtowne Players supporting members and Friends of HSMC
  • $13 seniors, military, and students (ages 12 and older)
  • $10 children ages 6 – 11
  • Children ages 5 and younger are free.

There is a special discount price of $10 for the Thursday performance no matter your demographic or affiliation.  (Children ages 5 and younger are still free.)

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org .  There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

Aug
11
Sat
Shakespeare in the City: Romeo and Juliet
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of two star-crossed lovers.

Free parking is available in the State House lot, near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

The Friday and Saturday performances have the following ticket prices:

  • $15 adults
  • $13 Newtowne Players supporting members and Friends of HSMC
  • $13 seniors, military, and students (ages 12 and older)
  • $10 children ages 6 – 11
  • Children ages 5 and younger are free.

There is a special discount price of $10 for the Thursday performance no matter your demographic or affiliation.  (Children ages 5 and younger are still free.)

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org .  There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

Aug
16
Thu
Shakespeare in the City: Romeo and Juliet
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of two star-crossed lovers.

Free parking is available in the State House lot, near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

The Friday and Saturday performances have the following ticket prices:

  • $15 adults
  • $13 Newtowne Players supporting members and Friends of HSMC
  • $13 seniors, military, and students (ages 12 and older)
  • $10 children ages 6 – 11
  • Children ages 5 and younger are free.

There is a special discount price of $10 for the Thursday performance no matter your demographic or affiliation.  (Children ages 5 and younger are still free.)

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org .  There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

Aug
17
Fri
Shakespeare in the City: Romeo and Juliet
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of two star-crossed lovers.

Free parking is available in the State House lot, near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

The Friday and Saturday performances have the following ticket prices:

  • $15 adults
  • $13 Newtowne Players supporting members and Friends of HSMC
  • $13 seniors, military, and students (ages 12 and older)
  • $10 children ages 6 – 11
  • Children ages 5 and younger are free.

There is a special discount price of $10 for the Thursday performance no matter your demographic or affiliation.  (Children ages 5 and younger are still free.)

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org .  There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

Aug
18
Sat
Shakespeare in the City: Romeo and Juliet
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and The Newtowne Players present Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare.  Join us for this unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn. One of The Bard’s most famous tragedies, it tells the story of two star-crossed lovers.

Free parking is available in the State House lot, near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

The Friday and Saturday performances have the following ticket prices:

  • $15 adults
  • $13 Newtowne Players supporting members and Friends of HSMC
  • $13 seniors, military, and students (ages 12 and older)
  • $10 children ages 6 – 11
  • Children ages 5 and younger are free.

There is a special discount price of $10 for the Thursday performance no matter your demographic or affiliation.  (Children ages 5 and younger are still free.)

Shakespeare in the City at HSMC is committed to honoring its performance calendar. Performances take place in all weather—rain or shine.  In the unlikely event that a performance is cancelled due to severe weather conditions, a decision will be made 60 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the show.  We will notify ticket buyers by email, and post an alert on the homepage of HSMC at http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org .  There are no refunds given to ticket holders due to inclement weather.  However, we will do our best to honor the use of ticket(s) for another performance.

Sep
2
Sun
Blue Star Museum Program Ends
Sep 2 @ 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 26, 2018, through Labor Day, September 3, 2018. 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/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 26 – June 30: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed July 1, 2, and 3

July 4 – September 2: Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed September 3 (Labor Day)

 

Sep
8
Sat
Indian Discovery Day
Sep 8 @ 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
22
Sat
Militia Muster
Sep 22 @ 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 St. Maries Citty Militia, our host militia, is a volunteer group of men, women, and children who re-create a colonial Maryland “armed band” at Maryland’s first capital.  This living history encampment features 17th-century reenactors from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.  Please enjoy the camp activities:  cooking, gossiping, trade, games, etc.

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

Enjoy live music all afternoon at RiverFest, located on the State House lawn, where food and beverage vendors are also offering selections for sale.

RiverFest
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Live music, environmental and children’s activities, kayaking and more!