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May Day at Historic St Mary's City (MD)

  • Historic St.Marys City shops area 47414 Old State House Road St. Mary's City, MD 20686 (map)

Celebrate the arrival of spring – at the 17th century open-air museum, Historic St Mary's City in St. Mary's, MD.  Rally ‘round the May Pole, enjoy period entertainment, browsing period artisans, garden crafts, and games.

Silhouettes By Hand will be a special guest artisan vendor, cutting silhouette portraits while in period clothing, talking about this amazing portrait form while creating your historical style profile.

There will be many historic artisans onsite for this special event, helping ring in the new glorious season. The artisans are near the gift shop area, "The Shop at Farthing's Ordinary".

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About Historic St Mary's City:

Step back in time for an unforgettable experience on the site where Maryland began.  Historic St. Mary’s City is a delightful mix of living history encounters, hands-on activities, archaeology, and nature trails.

Costumed interpreters in recreated 17th-century settings encourage you to experience life during Maryland’s first years as they demonstrate 17th century skills and offer you the opportunity for hands-on activities. Listen to their stories of Maryland’s first capital, ca.1660, and the people that immigrated from all parts of the world to make a fresh life for themselves.

Take a tour with the interactive Museum Map and learn about the exciting sites of our outdoor living history museum.  From the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, a working colonial farm, to the Maryland Dove, a replica square-rigged ship, you will find a variety of exciting experiences awaiting you. 

Behind the scenes, researchers and historians are rediscovering the past using information gleaned from the museum’s decades of archaeological and historical research. The museum is a National Historic Landmark recognized as one of America’s best-preserved colonial archaeology sites.