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A Home Away From Home


St. Mary’s County may have a small-town feel but this vibrant community is bustling with excitement! And no need to worry, your favorite retail store from home is probably found here, too.

Sunset on Solomon's Island
A St. Mary's County market

Photo courtesy of Visit St. Mary's

Surrounded by water, St. Mary's County is a peninsula with a 500-mile shoreline. With all the water around, you can expect a number of fun, local maritime activities.

But that’s not all Maryland’s “Mother County” has to offer.

If you’re a history buff, you might just fall in love—and be inspired—by the county’s colonial sites. As the birthplace of Maryland, the county is brimming with them!

If you’re a foodie, you won’t be disappointed. From seafood dives to trendy sidewalk cafés to white-tablecloth establishments, the county has a number of eateries to choose from.

No matter where your vibes—or the waves—may take you while in St. Mary’s County, you’re bound to get scenic views and friendly greetings from the locals.

Learn more more about what St. Mary’s County has to offer!

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"It's a small place to grow big ideas..."

Marian Stokel '79
Major: Social Science