St. Mary’s City, MD – Historic St. Mary’s City will host May Day festivities on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 

Celebrate spring with the colonists! Whether it’s enjoying a fairy tale, making a vine leaf garland, blowing bubbles, creating your own fairy garden, playing seventeenth-century games, joining voices for a sea shanty, or taking part in our annual dance around the Maypole at 1:00 p.m., there will be fun for all ages! This year, Historic St. Mary’s City May Day will feature the Foggy Bottom Morris Dancers, a premiere Morris dance group from the Washington D.C. area. They will have two performances, 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. All activities are included with the price of admission.

Bring a picnic and dine at river’s edge, or purchase snack items from The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary.  Admission is $10 for adults, $9 seniors, $6 students, and free for those 5 years and younger and Friends members. 

Historic St.  Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland.  For more information about the museum contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or