Two Days / One Night
Lighthouses, Landings And Local Fare
Visit lighthouses, maritime museums, and historic landings, plus enjoy local seafood “Where the Potomac Meets the Chesapeake!”
First Stop: St. Mary’s County Welcome Center. Freshen up welcome center housed in a historic building that was once part of the Charlotte Hall Military Academy. Here you can get an overview of the sites and attractions along your trip.
Second Stop: Head south towards the Potomac River and visit St. Clement’s Island Museum. From Memorial Day through September, take a ride on the Water Taxi to the island and tour recently rebuilt Blackistone Lighthouse on St. Clement's Island.
Third Stop — Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a restaurant in historic Leonardtown.
Fourth Stop: Head down the west side of the St. Mary’s peninsula to Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park on the Potomac. The museum offers a collection of historic Chesapeake Bay vessels, a museum, and of course, a lighthouse—the first one built on the Potomac River.
Fifth Stop — Dinner. Enjoy a seafood dinner at a waterside restaurant in the Piney Point-St. George Island area.
Overnight: Stay at one of our finest group-friendly hotels and enjoy the special touches that make you know you are welcome! Enjoy a complimentary breakfast before beginning a second inspiring day!
First Stop: Spend the day at Historic St. Mary’s City. Begin with an orientation at the visitor’s center, and then enjoy a tour of Maryland’s first capital and 17th-century city. Step aboard the Maryland Dove anchored along the beautiful St. Mary’s River with the knowledgeable and entertaining 17th-century sailors.
Second Stop: Lunch. Enjoy lunch on you own in the great hall at adjacent St. Mary’s College, or have a lunch created to suit your group and dine at the historic site. Then continue your exploration of Historic St. Mary’s city into the early afternoon.
Third Stop: Stop and shop at Cecil’s Old Mill Historic District. Located in one of Maryland’s first Industrial Districts, the Mill was originally built as a textile factory in 1812. Today the Mill features a working water wheel and the works of local artisans. Across the street, you can visit Cecil’s Country Store and Post Office. Board your bus for departure
Add A Third Day
St. Mary’s County is known for its fabulous events held throughout the year. Plan a tour around the seasons and the interests of your group! You might want to try summer and enjoy the Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival in July. Or visit us in the fall for the U.S. Oyster Festival, which is home to the National Oyster Shucking Championship and the National Oyster Cook-Off. Whenever you choose to visit there is always something fun to do, see and eat!
Please contact us for more information regarding the dates of our annual events.
Listed are a few events you won’t want to miss!
- June: St. Mary’s County Crab Festival
- July: Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival
- October: Riverside WineFest at Sotterley
- October: Blessing of the Fleet
- October: U.S. Oyster Festival
Change stops to suit the season or the interests of the group. The tour may be shortened to suit day trips or an extra day may be added.