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Historic St. Mary's City

18751 Hogaboom Lane, Saint Mary's City, MD 20686
+1 240-895-4990
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Hawaii Travellers visit Historic St. Mary's City

I first learned about this place back in the 90's when a friend of mine and his wife moved to work... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AkuByrd
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HONOLULU
Local History

So many interesting historical things to see in addition to the College here. Check the website... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny B
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Callaway, Maryland
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Historic St. Mary's City is a museum of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology on the site of Maryland's first capital. The living history exhibits are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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18751 Hogaboom Lane, Saint Mary's City, MD 20686
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I first learned about this place back in the 90's when a friend of mine and his wife moved to work here. I always wanted to see the historic place for myself. Wifee and I arrived on a cool overcast day which was perfect for...More

Thank AkuByrd
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many interesting historical things to see in addition to the College here. Check the website for activities of the museum, Ark and the Dove, etc. Trinity church has a great history and there are archeological sites all around to visit.More

Thank Penny B
Regina F, General Manager at Historic St. Mary's City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for letting us know you visited St. Mary's City. Historic St. Mary's City museum, Trinity Episcopal Church, and St. Mary's College of Maryland share the National Historic Landmark of Historic St. Mary's City - and we have a lot if history to share!...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

Arrived mid day to ensure enough time to walk and see everything. There are two entrances, park and walk through the grounds at your own leisure. Exhibits are clearly marked and descriptive signage for them are in place. Fascinating trip to learn about my ancestors....More

Thank twhaley
Regina F, General Manager at Historic St. Mary's City, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Thank you for visiting Historic St. Mary's City and letting us know that you enjoyed the experience. Our beautiful grounds are free and open to visitors before the museum opens and after we close. It sounds like you might have been here when the living...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We visited during Riverfest (It was FREE!) and thoroughly enjoyed the live encampment, trying on armor, visiting a teak sailboat and the Dove, learning to tie nautical knots, holding a turtle and painting pumpkins. The interpreters/actors were engaging and entertaining.

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Regina F, General Manager at Historic St. Mary's City, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience at Historic St. Mary's City. Riverfest is one of the many family friendly events that we host on site, and we are so pleased you had a good time!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

A long time ago, colonists from England established the capital of the nascent Maryland colony along the banks of Saint Mary's river near the mouth of Potomac and the Chesapeake Bay. With time, the capital moved to Annapolis, the settlement fell into disrepair, and eventually...More

Thank LostPict
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Saint Mary’s City is without a doubt one of the most historic places in this whole country, but there are a few dogs in that well of which the prospective visitor should be aware. Ben is not a negative sort of character by any means,...More

Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

UnGodly hot (heat index over 100 degrees) decreased our enjoyment somewhat; and because this was a real city (rather than a reconstruction), and not everything has been restored, walking between sites is long distances and really difficult for someone with any kind of mobility impairment....More

Thank drrobinhh
Regina F, General Manager at Historic St. Mary's City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback about your visit. It can be very hot and humid during the summer, making a walking visit challenging. Recently, we were able to acquire two electric golf carts that can carry up to seven visitors and our driver. Please call...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Overall, we were not impressed. Sure, the history is significant and being to see the city as it may have been was interesting, but it wasn't engaging. This was very much an "it is what you make it" destination. Maybe there are other times when...More

Thank Rob C
Regina F, General Manager at Historic St. Mary's City, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. I am not sure when you were at the museum, but we have shifted to our summer hours and are operating Wednesday-Sunday until September. Typically visitors have high praise for our costumed interpreters and the great...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

My wife is the fan of historic sites and the like; me, not so much. So we visited St. Mary's City with very mixed expectations. My wife loved it and I found it far more interesting than I anticipated. What made the visit work for...More

Thank Watsson
Regina F, General Manager at Historic St. Mary's City, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for your comments! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. History museums might not be everyone's first choice for a leisure time activity, but we do our best to offer an experience that everyone can enjoy. Our...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Unfortunately the museum was closed on Monday, but we were able to drive around and see some of the old buildings, would have walked around more as it seemed such a great attraction but it was pouring down rain! So it was a bust, but...More

Thank Dizymaus
Regina F, General Manager at Historic St. Mary's City, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

So sorry you were here when we were closed! We hope you will come back when we're open and enjoy an engaging day of hands-on history in our beautiful landscape. Just so you know, our summer hours begin July 5th and run through September 3rd....More

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Response from Regina F | Property representative |
Yes, we have a ticket price for seniors. The regular adult ticket is $10. For seniors (60 years+) the ticket price is $9.
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