America's roots of religious toleration run deep in Southern Maryland, where some of the nation's oldest churches are an indelible part of this peaceful, small-town landscape.
Colorful living history and amazing archaeology reveal the past at Maryland's first capital. Explore a colonial plantation, tall ship, a brick chapel and an Indian hamlet. Visitors can see archaeological excavations and get their hands-on history with a great experience for all ages. Part of Maryland's 2020 Year of the Woman.
Located on an attractive 319 acre water-front campus, St. Mary's College stands on a historic piece of land first settled in 1634. As Maryland's only Public Honors College, students receive the benefits of a small, liberal arts college with the lower cost of state tuition.
Church is built from colonial state house bricks dated 1676. St. Mary's Chapel is located in Ridge, eight miles from St. Mary's City.