Maryland Dove and dock will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 12 to prepare for the Change of Command

Maryland Dove and the dock will be closed from 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13 during the Change of Command ceremony.

Museum Shop

Welcome to The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary!

The Shop at Farthing's Ordinary is a small wooden building with a steep roof. There is a brick chimney running up the side of the building. There is a paved path leading up to the store, with a ramp going up slightly to the door.

The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary is an emporium of distinctive gift items. Browse through our collection of enlightening books penned by HSMC employees, locally crafted jewelry, toys, household items, Maryland-inspired fashion accessories, and a plethora of other fascinating products. Be sure to take a jar or two of our signature blueberry lavender jam or sample other flavors of jams, jellies, and syrups available here on your next visit.

No admission is necessary to enjoy our shopping experience.


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 2023/4

(until December 16) Tuesday – Saturday 10 am -4 pm

December 17 – January 15:  Closed

January 16 – March 10: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 2 pm; Saturdays, 10 am – 4 pm

Spring 2024

March 12 – July 1: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am-4 pm
June 30 – July 2: Shop Closed

Summer 2024

July 3 – September 1: Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am-4 pm
September 2: Shop Closed

Fall 2024

September 3 – November 23: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am-4 pm

November 21:  Shop closed

If you have any questions please contact the shopkeeper at 301-994-4385 or email the Shop manager at

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.