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The mission of Historic St. Mary's City is supported through volunteers, members and donations.


Become a Member

Historians at Historic St. Mary’s City use primary source documents, often legal reco  Membership fees directly support museum education, research and building programs.  Members have satisfaction in the knowledge that their contribution helps sustain the museum, and also enjoy special privileges such as invitations to members only events, discounts, and our insiders’ newsletter.rds as the average citizen in the colony could not read or write, and eyewitness accounts from observers of events.



 Donations enable Historic St. Mary’s City to continue to fund the many education, research, and building programs and offer community activities here at the site of Maryland’s first capital.


Our donor program allows you to give directly to a program you feel a personal connection towards or to support the general activities of the museum.

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Street Address

Historic St. Mary's City
P.O. Box 39
St. Mary's City, MD 20686

Phone Number


Trail System at
Historic St. Mary’s City.

We invite you to walk and experience the beauty and history of Historic St. Mary's City

​HSMC is situated on 800 acres of tidewater land which was the site of Maryland’s first capital. Here you will find more than 5 miles of trails ranging in difficultly from easy to moderate. 

The trails are a combination of wooded paths and paved walkways guiding you through Historic St. Mary’s as well as the St. Mary’s College of Maryland campus.

​When on the paved paths that guide you through HSMC Town Center, visitors are required to have an admission ticket (may be purchased either at the Visitor’s Center or The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary).

Trails at Historic St. Mary's City

Eagles Way Trail

Trail through the woods, off of Hogaboom Nature Trail, easy

Hogaboom Nature Trail

Trail through the woods around HSMC, moderate

Path to St. John's Site

Trail to walk from HSMC Town Center to St. John's Site located on St. Mary's College Campus

Daffodil Gulch Trail

Trail to beach with great views of daffodils in spring, easy

Key Swamp Trail

Trail through woods from Visitor's Center to Town Center, easy  

HSMC Museum Trail Path

Paved path through outdoor museum exhibits and buildings 


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