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.


**Schedule and exhibit availability subject to change**

All daily highlights and demonstrations are included in the cost of general admission (and FREE to members).

Visiting Historic St. Mary’s City? Click on the corresponding day of your visit below to learn what demonstrations or highlights may be taking place.

Demonstrations are 20 – 30 minutes in length.


Saturday, September 30 Demonstrations


Saturday, November 18 Demonstrations



Fall of 2023 at Historic St. Mary’s City also offers daily tours:


Calvert House

11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

Experience a behind-the-scenes archaeology tour at the Calvert House dig site located at the Town Center of HSMC. The archaeological work is only the first step with the ultimate goal of creating a cutting-edge interpretive exhibit to be built on and around the Calvert House site.
A costumed interpreter will give an introduction to the site and then an archaeologist will invite the visitors to see the dig site and what they have discovered.

Changing Landscapes

1:00 p.m., Tuesday—Saturday 

Tour Length: 1 hour 

Changing Landscapes tour will visit the Mill Field, where evidence of both Native occupation and the St. Mary’s Fort has been documented. Through the tour, guests will gain a better understanding of how these two groups interacted with each other over the course of the 1600s

Register at the Visitor Center or The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.