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Plan Your Maryland Day

March 25 is Maryland Day, commemorating the 387th anniversary of the founding of the Maryland colony. The first European settlers journeyed to what would become Maryland on two sailing ships, the Ark and Dove, with the goal of creating the first American colony dedicated to the ideals of religious freedom and tolerance. On Maryland Day, we celebrate the best of our state’s heritage and traditions. For more information and a full slate of events both virtual and in person, visit our website’s Maryland Day page.

Historic St. Mary’s City has announced that Dr. Travis Parno, Director of Research and Collections for Historic St. Mary’s City and his team have located the site of the original St. Mary’s Fort, erected in 1634 by the first wave of European settlers who founded Maryland. The site, which spans an area approximately the size of a football field, is located in Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) in Southern Maryland. A formal online announcement will premiere March 25, Maryland Day, 2021 at 7 p.m. on the museum website.

Maryland Day Celebration Events