St. Mary’s County Historical Society

 
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFICE & BOOKSTORE
ARE OPEN WEDNESDAYS FROM 9:00 am TO NOON
 
The Research Center will remain closed until further notice
 
For more information, contact us at info@stmaryshistory.org 
To request genealogical or historical research, click RESEARCH REQUEST to the left
 

 
DISCOVER THE PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF ST. MARY'S COUNTY
 
The people of St. Mary's County have been making history since the Ark and Dove arrived from England in 1634. Known as Maryland's Mother County, St Mary's County's rich history connects the present with the past.
 
Its people, beautiful landscapes, and stunning waterways make St. Mary's County truly a special place to visit and to live. Whether you are a long-time resident, a new member to our community, or a visitor eager to explore the past, the St Mary's County Historical Society, opens the door to those who have gone before -- to their idealism, their courage, their struggles, and their successes. Doors to the people and events that shaped the County, Maryland, and  America.
 
History matters because of the people who made it. 
 
Learn more about St Mary's County. Join us to explore its people and history! 
 
Hours
 
Business Office, Bookstore, and Tours
Wednesday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Research Center
Thursday and Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 
 2nd and 4th Saturdays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


 
The Historical Society is Headquartered in historic Tudor Hall 

41680 Tudor Place
Leonardtown, MD 20650
 
Tudor Hall. Home of the SMCHS
Tudor Hall
 Home of the St. Mary's County Historical Society
 
A fine example of Georgian architecture,Tudor Hall is an 18th century manor house and the oldest building in Leonardtown. Built by the Barnes family, Abraham and his son, Richard, were both active in the American Revolution. The name Tudor Hall was given by its 19th century owner, Henry G.S. Key, a cousin of Francis Scott Key the composer of the US National Anthem.
 

 
 

 
 

Events List Begins
Events & Programs
October 30
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Fall Dinner and Meeting - CANCELED
Due to the continuing pandemic, the Fall Dinner and Meeting has been CANCELED.  
Events List Ends