Historic St. Mary's City

Historic St. Mary’s City

Historic St. Mary's City, an outdoor museum, is the site of the fourth permanent settlement in British North America, Maryland's first capital and a birthplace of religious toleration. Come explore the lifeways of Maryland's first citizens through an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology, all set in a beautiful Tidewater landscape along the St. Mary's River, a tributary of the Potomac.

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Last updated: February 14, 2020
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