Admission & Hours

The Seasons of Southern Maryland….

 

Historic St. Mary’s City’s hours change by season. Check out our Calendar for upcoming special events.
Watch this page or call 240-895-4990 or 800-762-1634 for advance information..

 

  • Spring Hours: March 14 – July 5
    • Living History Exhibits: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • St. John’s Site Museum: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • The Visitor Center: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

     

  • Museum closed July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
  • Summer Hours: July 5 – September 3
    • Living History Exhibits: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • St. John’s Site Museum: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sunday, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
    • The Visitor Center: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

     

  • Museum closed September 4th
  • Fall Hours: September 5 – November 25
    • Living History Exhibits: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • St. John’s Site Museum: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • The Visitor Center: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m

     

  • Museum closed November 22nd, and 23rd.
  • Holiday Hours: November 26 – December 16
    • Living History Exhibits: Closed for the winter; will reopen March 2018
    • St. John’s Site Museum: Open by appointment only; will reopen March 2018
    • The Visitor Center: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary:
      • Saturday, December 2nd, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Friday, December 8th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Saturday, December 9th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
      • Friday – Saturday, December 15th – 23rd, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Holiday Break: December 17 – January 2
    • Living History SitesClosed; will reopen March 2018
    • St. John’s Site MuseumClosed; will reopen March 2018
    • Visitor Center: Closed; will reopen January 2018
    • The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary: Closed; will reopen January 6, 2018
  • Winter Hours: January 3 – March 13
    • Living History Exhibits: Closed for the winter, except for special programs.
    • St. John’s Site Museum: Closed for the winter; open by appointment only.
    • The Visitor Center: Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary: Saturdays only from January 6th through March 10th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Administrative Offices are open Monday – Friday,  8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except holidays)

 

The Maryland Dove, a replica of the original Dove, occasionally sails the Chesapeake region to bring its story to other parts of Maryland. Please check the Calendar for notice that she is away if touring the ship is an important part of your visit.

 

Leashed dogs are welcome. Please clean up after your pet!

 

Admission Fees
General Admission
Adults $10.00
Seniors (60 plus) $9.00
Student (6-18 years or with college ID) $6.00
Child (5 years and younger) Free
St. John’s Site Museum ONLY
Suggested Donation $5.00
Are you eligible for discounted admission to HSMC?
HSMC offers $1 OFF full-price admission to each cardholder with a:

  • AAA I.D. card
  • Maryland Welcome Passport  printed coupon
  • Military I.D.
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation  membership I.D (adult admissions only)
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland alumni card

HSMC offers free admission to each cardholder with:

  • Historic St. Mary’s City Friends membership
  • American Alliance of Museums members with I.D
  • St. Mary’s College of Maryland staff, faculty, students with SMCM I.D.
  • North American Reciprocal Museum Program members with I.D.
  • Employees of other museums with an employee I.D.

Visitor Services

Snacks are available at the museum’s Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary and reasonably priced meals are available within walking distance in the Student Center at St. Mary’s College. Ask museum staff about hours of operation and venues.

 

 

Things to do in Southern Maryland.St. Mary’s County Visitor Information

Information provided by St. Mary’s County Tourism makes it easy to plan your trip to Historic St. Mary’s City. Find out about places to stay, restaurants to suit any taste, and things to do.  Call SMC Tourism at 1-800-327-9023 or explore the county’s online visitor guide .