Escape to Solomons at the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. When commercial oyster canning was big business, the village of Solomons was a bustling place. Now, Solomons is seeing new life as visitors search for a taste of the “old” Chesapeake.
Encounter the famous and infamous around and about Port Tobacco, once Maryland’s second largest seaport and today, a sleepy small town steeped in history.
In 1634, early settlers established St. Mary’s City along the banks of the beautiful St. Mary’s River. By the late 17th century, the colony had grown and outlying plantations thrived along the creeks and rivers which formed the economic lifelines to the Chesapeake Bay and the greater world beyond.
America’s First Freedom: A suggested two day itinerary for the Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway DAY ONE Begin where Maryland began in St. Mary’s County with a visit to Historic St. Mary’s City, the first permanent settlement in Maryland and the first capital of the colony. Tour this historic landmark to see Godiah Spray Plantation, … Continue reading America’s First Freedom
Discover Southern Maryland’s unique past – richly preserved in its numerous historic sites, dynamic museums and rural byways.