Archeologists Discover Historic St. Mary’s Fort

Photo from Jeffery R. Parno

“Buried underground in the middle of an open field, roughly a half-mile inland from St. Mary’s River, archaeologists have discovered the remains of Maryland’s earliest colonial site, a 387-year-old fort that was erected by European settlers in 1634.

The site, known as St. Mary’s Fort, was the fourth English colony established in the United States and was home to approximately 150 settlers. The recent discovery is the culmination of a decades long search and could reveal intriguing new details about the first wave of European colonists in Maryland and those who were there before them, said archaeologist Travis Parno, director of research and collections for Historic St. Mary‘s City, where the fort is located.”

Remains of a 387 Year Old Colonial Fort in Maryland Unearthed


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