The Dig

The Dig

Historic St. Mary’s City

The original seat of Maryland’s state government, Historic St. Mary’s City is a site where visitors can learn about the lineage of the state, as well as the changes in lifestyle over the last several hundred years.

Historic St. Mary’s City is home to the first state house in Maryland, the first brick building, a colonial marina, and what is thought to be the remains of some of the Calvert family. When the state capital was moved to Annapolis, the area fell into agricultural use. There is a working plantation along with a preserved slave quarter on the premises.

Archeologists Henry Miller and Travis Parno along with interpreter Amanda Brown and site supervisors Donna Bird, Amanda Brown, Joe Greeley, and D.J. Lavery discuss the history and various usages the land has seen throughout the ages in this eight-part series.

St. Mary's City