Plan a Tour

General Tour Information

Interested in visiting? A standard tour typically takes between two and four hours and may include visits to the Visitor Center Exhibit Hall, living history sites, and The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary. Tours can be tailored to meet your group’s needs to include St. John’s Site Museum or The Struggle for Freedom Exhibit. Group rates are also available for special events.

Guests are to expect a walking tour, if there is anyone in your group who may have challenges or need special assistance, please contact the Group Tours office.

Tour Themes

We offer three specific subject tour themes or will work with you to customize a tour toward your group’s specific interests.

State and Church (approximately 2 hours)

Discover some remarkable facts about Maryland’s founding as you explore the re-created colonial settlement. Visit the State House, the Brick Chapel (ca. 1667), Town Center. The tour will conclude with shopping at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Rediscovering the Past (approximately 3.5 hours)

Tour the Visitor Center, St. John’s Archaeology Museum, Town Center, and the Brick Chapel with an eye towards discovering how historians and archaeologists piece together stories of the past. The tour will end at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

Historic Highlights (approximately 3.5 hours)

Explore HSMC’s four living history areas (the Plantation, Maryland Dove, Town Center, and the Woodland Indian Hamlet) and the The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary. Meet costumed interpreters, tour re-created colonial structures, and try activities that were part of the 17th century.

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