St. Mary’s County Historical Society

Welcome to SMCHS

 
The Saint Mary's County Historical Society is located in Tudor Hall in downtown Leonardtown, Maryland.
Street Address: 41680 Tudor Place
 
Tudor Hall is an important 18th century house in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Of the Georgian architecture, it is the oldest building in Leonardtown. Tudor Hall was built by the Barnes family, either Abraham or his son, Richard, both of whom were active in the American Revolution. The name Tudor Hall was given to the house by a 19th century owner, Henry G.S. Key, a cousin of Francis Scott Key.
 
Winter Shutdown Schedule
The St. Mary's County Historical Society
(at Tudor Hall and the Old Jail)
will be closed from
Saturday, December 20, 2014
through
Tuesday, February 11, 2015.
 
In the event of an emergency,
please contact the
Executive Director
at 301-994-2778 or 301-518-1351
or call
201-769-8005.
 
Have a very Merry Christmas
and a Joyous New Year !!!
 
 
Normal Hours of Operation
 
Business Office and Tours
Wednesday thru Friday    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Research Center Open
Thursday, and Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
 2nd and 4th Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
Call 301-475-2467
 
If you are a current member of the
St. Mary's County Historical Society and have an email address, please send us an email to membership@stmaryshistory.org  
 
 
 
Thanks For Visiting Our Website
Saint Mary's County Historical Society, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) 
 

 
 

Maryland Big Tree Program - Award

Our Big Beautiful English Yew is now Maryland's State Co-Champion.
Awarded on April 12, 2014.
 
 
 

Tudor Hall. Home of the SMCHS
Tudor Hall ca. 1746
 Home of the St. Mary's County Historical Society
 
St. Mary's County has been making history since the Ark and Dove arrived here from England in March, 1634. Maryland was the 4th successful English colony in what was to become the United States and St Mary's is known as the Mother County of Maryland.
 
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The St. Mary's County Historical Society, which was established in 1951, strives to identify, collect, and preserve materials of any kind related to the history of this area.
 
Find and follow your roots and history back to 1634.
 
We hope your time here will be enjoyable and fruitful.