Historic St. Mary’s City’s living history exhibits are closed for the winter, and will reopen March 14, 2023.

The museum Visitor Center is open Tuesday—Friday, from 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., through March 10.

The Shop at Farthing's Ordinary is open Monday—Friday, from 9:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., through March 11.

Gift Shop

Welcome to The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary!

The Shop
Holiday display

The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary offers a wide range of unique gift items. Stop by and explore informative books written by HSMC staff, locally sourced jewelry, toys, home goods, Maryland-themed fashion accessories, and so much more! On your next visit be sure to take home a jar or two of blueberry lavender jam or try another wonderful flavor of jams, jellies, and syrups found here. Admission is not required to shop.


47414 Old State House Road, St. Mary’s City, MD


The Shop hours vary according to the season. See below for details, or contact the Shop.

Winter 2022

December 18 – January 6:  Closed

January 7 – March 11: Saturdays only, 10am-4pm

Spring 2022

March 14 – July 1: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
July 2 – 4: Shop Closed

Summer 2022

July 5 – September 3: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
September 4: Shop Closed

Fall 2022

September 5-November 25: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

If you have any questions please contact the shopkeeper at 240-895-2088 or Giftshop@HSMCdigshistory.org

Shop display
birdhouses on display

Consider becoming a Museum Member! Members enjoy free admission to the museum, a 10% discount at the shop, regular updates featuring behind-the-scenes content, and discounted pricing for events. All proceeds go to support the museum’s education and research programs.