Local art, handcrafts, antiques. A little of this and a little of that. A shopping safari in St. Mary’s is a whole lot of fun.
Small stores and one-of-a kind finds are what shopping in Leonardtown is all about. Visit the shops along Fenwick Street. Pick up a paella pan at Quality Street and sign up for a cooking class. Fenwick Street Used Books & Music , located in what was once Duke's Bar, retains the original but repurposed backbar where products are more likely to be inscribed rather than imbibed.
Things get a little crazy around the town square with Crazy for Ewe and the Fuzzy Farmers Market which offers articles crafted from felt and fiber. For organics, The Good Earth is the spot. The area’s oldest gallery, North End Gallery features the fine works by local artists. So does Opal Fine Art Gallery & Gifts and the Leonardtown Arts Center. Don’t pass up a foray into the Maryland Antique Center and the Craft Guild Shop at the north edge of town.
Antiques, Collectibles and the Kitchen Sink
When you reach Great Mills, it’s a quick turn to a bygone era. There, you’ll find Cecil’s Old Mill and Cecil’s Country Store featuring antiques, collectibles and handcrafts. Keep'in it Local in Morganza offers both up scale and up-cycled items. Reserve the third weekend of the month for a visit to The Vintage Source. Folks from across the region arrive in search of great deals on antiques and salvaged objects. The Apple Basket in Mechanicsville is your place for giftware, antiques, home decor and more. If it’s a good old flea market you have in mind, we’ve got one that’s been going on in Charlotte Hall for half a century.
Galleries and Studios
Don’t’ think Leonardtown is the only place to find great local art. Our artists have studios throughout the county and most welcome visitors (just call ahead!). You’ll find many of them along the Barnwood to Beach Glass Trail in the Southern Maryland Trails guide.
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