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St. Mary's City features breathtaking shorelines, historical sites, museums, and outdoor naval exhibition park. Enjoy the sprawling greens and water trails during your visit with charter bus

St. Mary’s City Historical Sites

Apr 2, 2014

Despite the name of “St. Mary’s City”, this pioneer town is less of a city, and more of a collection of indoor and outdoor historical exhibits. However, because of this, St. Mary’s City has lots of quaint places to visit so you should not miss this chance to take your charter bus to this destination.

This peninsula features a 500-mile shoreline where you can find 5 water-based state parks, water trails, and many places to fish, camp, hike and enjoy seafood. On top of all of nature to see, St. Mary’s City is Maryland’s birthplace, with many colonial sites, maritime heritage and beautiful rural landscapes.

Museums and Historical Sites

This city is brimming with colonial history, especially with Maryland’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island. Take a boat out to the island to visit St. Clement’s Island Museum where you can learn about the story of Maryland. The island is now a state park where you can also enjoy a spot of hiking, picnicking or birdwatching. At the museum at St. Clement’s Island, coach bus visitors can also visit the Blackstone Lighthouse.

Don’t forget to also visit the Sotterley Plantation that overlooks the Patuxent River. This plantation features open fields, gardens and shoreline in its 100 acre land. This is the last surviving fully interpreted Tidewater plantation in Maryland. Outbuildings here include a Customs Warehouse, Smoke House, and an original Slave Cabin dating to the 1830s.

Maritime and Military History

St. Mary’s City has a proud maritime heritage, with 4 lighthouses and most famous one being the Piney Point Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on the Potomac. At the Piney Point Museum, mini bus rental visitors can check out many historical vessels that once sailed upon the Bay.

Do take some time to visit the Patuxent River Naval Museum where many aircraft and flight systems belonging to the Navy are tested ever since WWII. This is the only naval museum specially focused on aviation research, development, testing, and evaluation. There is also an outdoor aircraft park here with many awesome aircrafts on display to public such as 21 different naval aircraft, as well as both the X-32B and X-35C Joint Strike Fighter concept demonstrators tested at Pax River.

Other places of interest at St. Mary’s City:

  • Old Jail Museum
  • Summerseat Farm
  • Tudor Hall
  • Drayden African-American Schoolhouse

Take a party bus to Maryland, and visit St. Mary’s City for some history and scenery. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 443-552-5485 for a quote or to book a bus.