Calendar

Historic St. Mary’s City,
Southern Maryland Calendar of Events

Looking for fun things to do in Southern Maryland?

You’ve come to the right place. Historic St. Mary’s City has something for everyone.  You’ll find a world of fun, family and even romance here.  Let Historic St. Mary’s City be that adventure the family is still talking about years from now!

Nov
21
Tue
Museum OPEN
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

OPERATING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING:

CLOSED

Sunday, November 19th

CLOSED

Monday, November 20th

OPEN

Tuesday, November 21st

CLOSED

Wednesday, November 22nd

Thursday, November 23rd

OPEN

Friday, November 24th

Saturday, November 25th

CLOSED

Sunday, November 26th

Nov
22
Wed
Museum CLOSED
Nov 22 all-day

OPERATING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING:

CLOSED

Sunday, November 19th

CLOSED

Monday, November 20th

OPEN

Tuesday, November 21st

CLOSED

Wednesday, November 22nd

Thursday, November 23rd

OPEN

Friday, November 24th

Saturday, November 25th

CLOSED

Sunday, November 26th

Nov
23
Thu
Museum CLOSED
Nov 23 all-day

OPERATING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING:

CLOSED

Sunday, November 19th

CLOSED

Monday, November 20th

OPEN

Tuesday, November 21st

CLOSED

Wednesday, November 22nd

Thursday, November 23rd

OPEN

Friday, November 24th

Saturday, November 25th

CLOSED

Sunday, November 26th

Nov
24
Fri
Hearth & Home
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, electric stoves, and grocery stores.
Bring a canned good for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and save $1 on admission.

 

Museum OPEN
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

OPERATING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING:

CLOSED

Sunday, November 19th

CLOSED

Monday, November 20th

OPEN

Tuesday, November 21st

CLOSED

Wednesday, November 22nd

Thursday, November 23rd

OPEN

Friday, November 24th

Saturday, November 25th

CLOSED

Sunday, November 26th

Nov
25
Sat
Hearth & Home
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore 17th-century foodways, and celebrate the end of the growing season. Discover what it took to weather the winter before refrigerators, electric stoves, and grocery stores.
Bring a canned good for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and save $1 on admission.

 

Last Day of 2017 Season
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The last day in the 2017 season for all of the outdoor living history sites to be open is Saturday, November 25th.

The Town Center will reopen on Saturday, December 2nd only, for our Colonial Christmas program.

All living history sites will reopen for the 2018 season on Tuesday, March 13th.

See our winter hours of operation here.

Museum OPEN
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

OPERATING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING:

CLOSED

Sunday, November 19th

CLOSED

Monday, November 20th

OPEN

Tuesday, November 21st

CLOSED

Wednesday, November 22nd

Thursday, November 23rd

OPEN

Friday, November 24th

Saturday, November 25th

CLOSED

Sunday, November 26th

Nov
26
Sun
Museum CLOSED
Nov 26 all-day

OPERATING SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING:

CLOSED

Sunday, November 19th

CLOSED

Monday, November 20th

OPEN

Tuesday, November 21st

CLOSED

Wednesday, November 22nd

Thursday, November 23rd

OPEN

Friday, November 24th

Saturday, November 25th

CLOSED

Sunday, November 26th

Dec
2
Sat
Colonial Christmas
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meet at The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.

This light-hearted tour of the Town Center follows a newly freed servant (and his fellow colonists) as he tries to employ holiday traditions and the goodwill of the season to win a young lady’s heart.

Tours depart hourly:  11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Dec
8
Fri
Madrigal Dinners
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Begin your holiday season at a colonial Madrigal Dinner as Historic St. Mary’s City hosts the 46th annual series of celebrations in the State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs, the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Reservations required and accepted starting in mid-October.

Dec
9
Sat
Madrigal Dinners
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Begin your holiday season at a colonial Madrigal Dinner as Historic St. Mary’s City hosts the 46th annual series of celebrations in the State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs, the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Reservations required and accepted starting in mid-October.

Dec
15
Fri
Madrigal Dinners
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Begin your holiday season at a colonial Madrigal Dinner as Historic St. Mary’s City hosts the 46th annual series of celebrations in the State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs, the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Reservations required and accepted starting in mid-October.

Dec
16
Sat
Madrigal Dinners
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Begin your holiday season at a colonial Madrigal Dinner as Historic St. Mary’s City hosts the 46th annual series of celebrations in the State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs, the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Reservations required and accepted starting in mid-October.