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Image Credit: Historic St. Mary's City
Maryland flag socks and red Converse sneakers
Image Credit: Clark Vandergrift

Maryland Day commemorates March 25, 1634, the day settlers disembarked from two small sailing ships - the Ark and the Dove – onto Maryland soil.

Maryland Day 2020  Weekend Celebration (dates to be determined) in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County features more than 40 events that are FREE or just $1. Celebrate Maryland's Birthday at cultural, heritage and enviromental locations in the Four Rivers Heritage Area (Annapolis, Eastport, Edgewater, Deale and Galesville.)

Women in a window dressed in colonial attire Image Credit: Historic St. Mary's City

1 Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary's City

2020 dates TBD
Celebrate Maryland's 385th anniversary with ceremony, pageantry, speeches, and free admission to living history and museum exhibits.

Maryland Day at St. Clements Island

2 Maryland Day at St. Clement's Island

2020 dates TBD

All visitors enjoy free admission to the museum in celebration of English colonists first landing in Maryland at St. Clement's Island in 1634.

Old brick building on the water

3 Maryland Day in Annapolis & Four Rivers Heritage Area

2020 dates TBD

Visit, tour and enjoy over 40 special events at historic homes, museums and cultural sites in Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County all weekend with $1 admission (some are free). A perfect weekend to spend with family and friends.

William Paca and Mary Paca tour the gardens

4 Maryland Day: Experience It!

2020 dates TBD

Visit the William Paca House and Garden and find the house full of excitement and conversation as the Pacas and their friends, portrayed by the Annapolis Living Historians, prepare to welcome visiting dignitaries. Experience the wonder of the Old Line State with Maryland-themed crafts and games for visitors of all ages.

On Sunday, take a guided tour of the William Paca House for a special price of just $1 and explore Mr. Paca’s 2-acre pleasure garden. Then be sure to stop by Hogshead for more hands-on living history fun.

Elkridge Furnace Inn Image Credit: Jackson Photography

5 Maryland Day History Walk and Period Dinner

2020 dates TBD
Walking Tour of the Elkridge Furnace Complex followed by a buffet dinner at our Garden House. The Elkridge Furnace Complex boasts history from European exploration in 1604. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.