At St. Mary’s history and nature combine to create an ideal learning environment. The college occupies the site of Maryland’s first capital, founded in 1634. This unique heritage offers history majors with a wealth of research opportunities.
Historic St. Mary’s City
Historic St. Mary’s City, the site of the fourth permanent settlement in British North America, Maryland’s first capital and the birthplace of religious toleration, is an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology, all set in a beautiful tidewater landscape. Historic St. Mary’s City enriches the St. Mary’s experience by providing opportunities for historical excavation, guided tours, internships, and classes.