Winter operating hours:

Outdoor living history exhibits are closed for the winter, and will reopen March 12.

The Shop at Farthing's Ordinary is open Saturdays only, 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., from January 6—March 9.

The Visitor Center is open Tuesday—Friday, 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., from January 3—March 8.

The St. John's Site Museum will be closed Friday, March 1 and open Saturday, March 2, 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.


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.

  • Chapel Fund

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    This fund supports the reconstructed Chapel (ca. 1667) which represents the founding place of the Roman Catholic faith in British North America & religious liberty for all colonists in Maryland. Donations will be used to furnish, preserve, maintain & interpret the chapel.

  • 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