Celebrate Maryland’s 383rd anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Living History Sites & Museum Grounds
Enjoy living history at the Woodland Indian Hamlet, the reconstructed Town Center, the Maryland Dove, and the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.
Make sure to explore the exhibits at the Mackall Barn; Van Sweringen’s Inn; the reconstructed State House of 1676; and the reconstructed Brick Chapel of 1667, which features a crypt that houses the re-interred lead coffins of Philip Calvert and his family.
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. St. John’s Site Museum
Discover how archaeologists and historians pieced together bits of the past to reveal St. John’s legacy of liberty. View some of the 1 million artifacts excavated from the site, and learn what they tell us about the people who once passed through St. John’s doors.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. State House Lawn
Celebrate the 383rd anniversary of Maryland’s founding with keynote speaker, Senator Steve Waugh; Cross Bottony award recipient, Senator Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, Jr.; and the Ceremony of the Flags, featuring students representing each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City.
Lunchtime Fare Paddock area, next to Van Sweringen’s Inn
Satisfy your appetite with a range of vittles from Earth 2 Table Catering Co.: Southern Maryland stuffed ham, crab cake sandwich, Old Bay sausage sub, smokehouse maple burger, wraps, chicken tenders, sides, and beverages