Maryland’s oldest county, St. Mary’s has been welcoming visitors since 1634! Shaped by the Chesapeake Bay and its mighty tributaries, the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers, the verdant peninsula has fostered a traditional lifestyle anchored in the natural bounty of the Tidewater.
History and nature, traditional lifestyles, great seafood and cozy cottages and inns await the modern day traveler. A state park with mainland museum, St. Clement’s Island marks the first landing of British colonists in Maryland.
Travel back in time at Historic St. Mary’s City, the state’s colonial capital, where you’ll enjoy a welcome from the crew of the Maryland Dove. Travel one century and a few miles up the peninsula to Sotterley Plantation.
Enjoy the panoramic riverfront setting, investigate the rambling Tidewater manor house, and hear stories of slave life at the slave cabin. Stand watch where Union Soldiers stood at Point Lookout at the confluence of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay.
Climb to the top of the Potomac’s Piney Point Lighthouse, then march forward into the future at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum and learn about our nation’s quest for aviation excellence.
With four centuries of experience, we’ve gotten very good at greeting travelers.
Cities in St. Mary’s County, Maryland include: Leonardtown, Lexington Park, California, Wynne