Historic St. Mary's City
St. Mary's City, MD
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Brief Description: Historic St. Mary's City, an outdoor museum, is the site of the fourth permanent settlement in British North America, Maryland's first capital and a birthplace of religious toleration. Come explore the lifeways of Maryland's first citizens through an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology, all set in a beautiful Tidewater landscape along the St. Mary's River, a tributary of the Potomac.
Location / Directions: Historic St. Mary's City is located off Route 5 in Southern Maryland. Travel time is less than two hours from Washington, D.C. and Annapolis and less than three hours from Richmond and Baltimore. For specific directions, visit the Museum website listed below.
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Physical Address: Historic St. Mary's City
18559 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
Mailing Address: Historic St. Mary's City
P.O. Box 39
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
Visitor Phone: (800) 762-1634
Business Phone: (240) 895-4960

Costumed living history interpretation, walking trails, exhibits, on-going archaeological investigations and volunteer opportunities. Special events are scheduled on weekends from March through December; visit the Historic St. Mary's City events listing for details.

Birding and Wildlife Viewing Educational Programs Hiking Picnicking Tours / Walking Tours

Operating Hours: Mid-March through November, days open vary by season please check www.stmaryscity.org, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Fees: $10 adult, $8 seniors (60+), $6 students (13-18 years or college ID), $3.50 ages 6-12, children 5 and under are free. On Sundays, only the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, the Visitor Center and the Exhibit Hall are open. $5.00 adult, $4 seniors and student, $2.50 ages 6-12.
Visitor Facilities: Exhibits include the square-rigged ship, the Maryland Dove, Godiah Spray's fine tobacco plantation, the State House of 1676, marked sites of 17th century buildings, and a Woodland Indian Hamlet. At the Visitor Center you can see an introductory video and exhibits on the history and archaeology of St. Mary's City and visit the Museum Shop.
Accessibility: The Visitor Center and Exhibits are handicapped accessible.
Website: http://www.stmaryscity.org

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