Outdoor exhibits are closed for the winter. Trails are open.

The Shop at Farthing's Ordinary will be open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m - 4 p.m. until December 18.

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.

Fall 2021

September 7 – December 18: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
November 24-25: Shop Closed
December 19 – January 7: Shop Closed

Winter 2022

January 8 – March 12: Saturdays only, 10am-4pm

Spring 2022

March 15 – June 29: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm
July 3 – 5: Shop Closed

Summer 2022

July 6 – September 4: Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
September 5: Shop Closed

Fall 2022

September 6-November 26: 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.