About St. Mary's City, Maryland
Historical Places, Historic, Interesting Places, Historic Districts
St. Mary's City is a former colonial town that was Maryland's first colonial settlement and capital. It is now a large, state-run historic area, reconstruction of the original colonial settlement, living history area and museum complex, also known as Historic St. Mary's City.
Half of the area is also the campus of the public honors college, St. Mary's College of Maryland.
St. Mary's City is the historic site of the founding of the Colony of Maryland (then called the Province of Maryland). The original settlement was also the fourth oldest permanent English settlement in the United States.