In 1634, the settlement of St. Mary’s City was the first capital of Maryland. Archeologists have uncovered the remains of that early village and recreated a 17th century village for the education and delight of visitors. Walking through the village, visitors will encounter costumed docents who can explain buildings, crafts, and trades, demonstrate their skills, and give opportunities for hands-on learning.
There is an Indian village, a print shop, a chapel, a tobacco plantation, and a replica square-rigged ship called the Maryland Dove, all of which welcome visitors. An excellent visitor’s center has videos and artifact displays for more information about the village’s history. Special events throughout the year give tourists the opportunity to watch militia drills, work with archeologists, churn butter, or try to shoot with a bow and arrow. Read more
Contact: 18559 Hogaboom Avenue, St. Mary’s City, Maryland 20686, Phone: 240-895-4990
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Photo: Historic St. Mary's City
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