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Historic St. Mary’s City

18751 Hogaboom Lane, Visitor Center, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686

38.18070 -76.42963

(240) 895-4990

The Brick Chapel of 1667 This Roman Catholic Chapel, originally built in 1667, served as the focal point of the Catholic faith in Maryland until 1704,…

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All Faith Episcopal Church

38885 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

38.43461 -76.68309

(301) 884-3773

The Parish of All Faith was created in 1692. This church was built in 1767, replacing the original log structure.  Highlights of the church include the…

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All Saints Episcopal Church

21627 Oakley Road, Avenue, MD 20609

38.26589 -76.75472

(240) 538-5338

The present church was built in 1846, but the parish of All Saint's was established in 1642 when Dr. Thomas Gerard, a Roman Catholic, built a…

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Christ Episcopal Church (King and Queen Parish)

23590 Maddox Road, Chaptico, MD 20621

38.36614 -76.78397

(301) 884-3451

Built of brick in a Flemish bond pattern with glazed headers in 1763, significant interior features include a semi-circular chancel, arched ceiling, crowned columns, and boxed…

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Dent Chapel

59666 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

38.49769 -76.77682

(301) 884-8171

This chapel was erected in 1883 on the grounds of the Charlotte Hall Military Academy in memory of Reverend Hatch Dent, the academy's first principal. Built…

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Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene

22730 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.29167 -76.63554

(607) 742-2369

This Gothic-style concrete block building, circa 1915, features six different types of concrete blocks molded on site. Pressed tin was used on the interior walls and…

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

44078 St. Andrews Church Road, California, MD 20619

38.28803 -76.55157

(301) 862-2247

Built in 1767, the church was designed by William Boulton who crafted the woodwork at nearby Sotterley Plantation.  It is an outstanding example of colonial architecture.…

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St. Clement’s Island Museum

38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD 20626

38.22495 -76.75049

(301) 769-2222

In March of 1634, Father Andrew White stepped ashore at St. Clement’s Island with the first Maryland colonists.  It was there that he celebrated the first…

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St. Clement’s Island State Park

38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD 20626

38.21056 -76.74585

(301) 872-5688

In March of 1634, Father Andrew White stepped ashore at St. Clement’s Island with the first Maryland colonists.  It was there that he celebrated the first…

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St. Francis Xavier Church

21370 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.2557 -76.69999

(301) 475-9885

Built in 1766, St. Francis Xavier Church replaced the original Newtown Chapel (1662). Unusual features include the barrel vault ceiling and two octagonal-shaped brick ends. Also…

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St. George’s Episcopal Church

19167 Poplar Hill Lane, Valley Lee, MD 20692

38.19092 -76.52359

(301) 994-0585

The first wooden church was built here between 1638 and 1642. The current church built in 1799, is home to the oldest Episcopal Parish in Maryland…

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St. Ignatius Church

17682 Villa Road, St. Inigoes, MD 20684

38.15229 -76.41703

(301) 862-4600

The first chapel of St. Ignatius was built in 1641 in St. Mary’s City. In 1704, the colony’s early policies of religious toleration were abolished and…

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St. Peter Claver Church & McKenna Hall Museum

16922 St. Peter Claver Church Road, St. Inigoes, MD 20684

38.15069 -76.39317

(301) 872-5460

When the original 1918 church burned in 1934, Philip Frohman, architect of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., designed the new church which was completed in…

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Trinity Episcopal Church

16855 Point Lookout Road, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686

38.18806 -76.43265

(301) 862-4597

Originally established in 1638, the first Trinity Church was a wooden structure located on Smith Creek. In 1642, it was moved to St. Mary’s City and…

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