Historic St. Mary's City
Experience life in 17th century Maryland! Step onboard a tall ship, play colonial games and wander through a witchott. The plantation household will show you what's growing in the kitchen garden and introduce you to heirloom livestock. Find out how archaeologists and historians piece together the past to reveal this colony's remarkable legacy of democracy and toleration. Lord Baltimore's capital, in beautiful tidewater Southern Maryland, stands ready to be re-discovered.
Older than Mount Vernon, older than Monticello, older than the nation itself, Sotterley Plantation stands majestically on the banks of the Patuxent River. It is the only remaining Tidewater Plantation in Maryland that is open to the public with a full range of visitor activities and educational programs. Sotterley's significant architecture features the early 18th-century Manor House, a rare slave cabin, and a full array of outbuildings set amidst seventy acres of rolling fields, gardens and riverfront.
St. Clement's Island
Otherwise known as the “birthplace of Maryland”; Maryland’s first colonists arrived on this site in 1634. Currently, it is the site of the Potomac River Museum which is a distinctive destination interpreting the arrival of the concepts of religious toleration and separation of church and state.
POINT LOOKOUT STATE PARK
Recreational opportunities abound on this picturesque peninsula formed by the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. Swimming, fishing, boating and camping are just a few of the activities to be enjoyed in this beautiful bay setting.
Patuxent Air Museum
An historical museum detailing the history of both Naval aviation and the facility at PAX NAS including the history of Apollo astronaut training. Also includes interactive flight simulators.
SHOPPING AND MARKETPLACES
- Cecil's Old Mill Historic District
- The Maryland Antique Center
- Charlotte Hall Farmer's Market and Auction - Wednesday and Saturday.
- North St. Mary's Farmer's Market - Monday- Saturday. Seasonally