June 18

The Shop at Farthings Ordinary will open at noon.

On Wednesday, June 19, the museum will be closed in observance of the state holiday Juneteenth.


If you wish to contribute by mail, please send your donation to
Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 24
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686

  • Annual Fund

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    This ongoing fund provides unrestricted support to Historic St. Mary’s City. By choosing this option you allow us the freedom to use your donation wherever funding is most needed.

  • St. Mary’s Fort Project Fund

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    This fund supports the ongoing archaeological study of St. Mary’s Fort, the fort built by the first colonists who arrived in Maryland in 1634. Donations will be used to fund the acquisition of mission-critical scientific equipment, excavation supplies, and contractual services.

  • The Maryland Dove Fund

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    This fund supports the maintenance & interpretation of the Maryland Dove, a representation of the smaller of the two ships that settled the colony of Maryland in  1634. The ship operates as a shore-side & traveling attraction for visitors as well as a working vessel that helps to preserve the maritime heritage of the 17th century.

  • In Memorial Fund

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    Honor the memory of someone special with a donation in remembrance. We’ll notify their loved ones of your gift, which allows their legacy to live on by making a lasting impact on the museum and its grounds.

Your donation is an invaluable gift to the support and preservation of a National Historic Landmark and of Maryland’s heritage.

To join today, contact Porzia.purves@maryland.gov