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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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Hidden Treasures

A long time ago, colonists from England established the capital of the nascent Maryland colony... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LostPict
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
A Somewhat Underdone But Educational and Historic Site

Saint Mary’s City is without a doubt one of the most historic places in this whole country, but... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Ben_Theretoo406
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Chevy Chase, 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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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18751 Hogaboom Lane, Saint Mary's City, MD 20686
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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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
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 28 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 23 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

Reviewed 10 March 2017

A small community, encompasses St Mary's College. They host a working colonial farm settlement in the summer months. There is a very interesting gift shop and museum on the premisis with books by local authors on local history. It is located on the banks of...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is almost as old as Plymouth Rock and Jamestown yet few Americans (including Marylanders) are aware of its existence, let alone historical significance. St. Mary's City was the only English location in North America that was settled by English CATHOLICS. It served as...More

2  Thank asiacentury2000
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

We visited with family and enjoyed the historic landmarks, walking path to the water and displays. Highly recommended for large groups or family.

Thank Boxcar37
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I'm rating this a 3 because it was a visit that didn't happen and I want to share why it didn't. The most important thing I didn't know was that Saint Mary's City is a 100% walking tour. It is a "city" established in 1634...More

2  Thank bcm972
HSMC_Museum, Web Information Manager at Historic St. Mary's City, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2016

Thank you for visiting Historic St. Mary's City, we appreciate that you took the time to come see us. Our location is, in many ways, the reason why the archaeology of Maryland's first capital is so well preserved. We are sorry that you didn’t have...More

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29 July 2016|
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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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