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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
29
Sat
Tidewater Archaeology Weekend
Jul 29 @ 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 (sign up at the Visitor Center when you arrive).

Jul
30
Sun
Tidewater Archaeology Weekend
Jul 30 @ 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 (sign up at the Visitor Center when you arrive).

Aug
2
Wed
Breakfast with the Animals
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Breakfast with the Animals.

Enjoy a light breakfast, a story, and an opportunity to help feed the Plantation livestock.

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult. $10 per child ($8 Friends members); one accompanying adult free.
Registration required.

Aug
5
Sat
Exhibit Closure – Maryland Dove
Aug 5 all-day

Our maritime exhibit, the Maryland Dove, will be away from port on Saturday, August 5th. She will be anchored in the St. Mary’s River, serving as the committee boat for the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race. The Maryland Dove will be back on exhibit at Historic St. Mary’s City on Sunday, August 6th.

 

Aug
11
Fri
Shakespeare in the City: Love’s Labour’s Lost
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm

Shakespeare in the City:

Historic St. Mary’s City and Newtowne Players present
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare

 

Join us for Shakespeare in the City!
HSMC and The Newtowne Players present Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare.
Join us for a unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn this August. One of The Bard’s earliest comedies, it tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

The performance will be on the State House Lawn.
Please park near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.
Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Ticket prices vary, according to age. Military discount available. Reservations are required.

To purchase tickets online, choose the date you wish to attend and follow the link:
August 11, 7:30 pm
August 12, 7:30 pm
August 17, 7:30 pm
August 18, 7:30 pm
August 19, 7:30 pm

Funding provided in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council

Aug
12
Sat
Shakespeare in the City: Love’s Labour’s Lost
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm

Shakespeare in the City:

Historic St. Mary’s City and Newtowne Players present
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare

 

Join us for Shakespeare in the City!
HSMC and The Newtowne Players present Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare.
Join us for a unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn this August. One of The Bard’s earliest comedies, it tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

The performance will be on the State House Lawn.
Please park near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.
Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Ticket prices vary, according to age. Military discount available. Reservations are required.

To purchase tickets online, choose the date you wish to attend and follow the link:
August 11, 7:30 pm
August 12, 7:30 pm
August 17, 7:30 pm
August 18, 7:30 pm
August 19, 7:30 pm

Funding provided in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council

Aug
17
Thu
Shakespeare in the City: Love’s Labour’s Lost
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm

Shakespeare in the City:

Historic St. Mary’s City and Newtowne Players present
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare

 

Join us for Shakespeare in the City!
HSMC and The Newtowne Players present Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare.
Join us for a unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn this August. One of The Bard’s earliest comedies, it tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

The performance will be on the State House Lawn.
Please park near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.
Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Ticket prices vary, according to age. Military discount available. Reservations are required.

To purchase tickets online, choose the date you wish to attend and follow the link:
August 11, 7:30 pm
August 12, 7:30 pm
August 17, 7:30 pm
August 18, 7:30 pm
August 19, 7:30 pm

Funding provided in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council

Aug
18
Fri
Shakespeare in the City: Love’s Labour’s Lost
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm

Shakespeare in the City:

Historic St. Mary’s City and Newtowne Players present
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare

 

Join us for Shakespeare in the City!
HSMC and The Newtowne Players present Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare.
Join us for a unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn this August. One of The Bard’s earliest comedies, it tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

The performance will be on the State House Lawn.
Please park near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.
Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Ticket prices vary, according to age. Military discount available. Reservations are required.

To purchase tickets online, choose the date you wish to attend and follow the link:
August 11, 7:30 pm
August 12, 7:30 pm
August 17, 7:30 pm
August 18, 7:30 pm
August 19, 7:30 pm

Funding provided in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council

Aug
19
Sat
Shakespeare in the City: Love’s Labour’s Lost
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm

Shakespeare in the City:

Historic St. Mary’s City and Newtowne Players present
Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare

 

Join us for Shakespeare in the City!
HSMC and The Newtowne Players present Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare.
Join us for a unique outdoor theatrical experience on the State House lawn this August. One of The Bard’s earliest comedies, it tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

The performance will be on the State House Lawn.
Please park near The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.
Food, beverages (including beer and wine), and icy treats will be available for purchase.

Have questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Ticket prices vary, according to age. Military discount available. Reservations are required.

To purchase tickets online, choose the date you wish to attend and follow the link:
August 11, 7:30 pm
August 12, 7:30 pm
August 17, 7:30 pm
August 18, 7:30 pm
August 19, 7:30 pm

Funding provided in part by the St. Mary’s County Arts Council

Sep
3
Sun
Blue Star Museum Program Ends
Sep 3 @ 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 Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, through Labor Day, September 4, 2017.  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 www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

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 30 – July 1:  Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed July 2, 3, and 4

July 5 – September 3:  Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed September 4 (Labor Day)

 

Sep
4
Mon
Museum Closure
Sep 4 all-day
Sep
6
Wed
Little Explorers – Farmer
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Little Explorers – Farmer

Meet at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation!

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included.

Sep
9
Sat
Indian Discovery Day
Sep 9 @ 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
20
Wed
Little Explorers – Sailor
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Little Explorers – Sailor

Meet at the Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Designed for pre-school age children 3-5 years old and an accompanying adult.  $4 per child ($3 Friends members); one accompanying adult free.  Full-day admission included.

Sep
21
Thu
Lecture: TBD
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm

Subject to be determined