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Stop by the Old Jail Museum & Leonardtown Visitor Center!

The Old Jail Museum, a well-known landmark in the heart of Leonardtown and one of the four museums and historic sites overseen by the St. Mary’s County Government’s Museum Division, will continue to be open to the public for extended hours on Leonardtown First Fridays in addition to regular daily visitation hours. Interested visitors are encouraged to come and take a tour of this unique and fascinating historic site. The museum is open for regular hours daily, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is FREE for all ages. The museum will also be open for special hours during Leonardtown First Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on the first Friday of each month. The only days during the year that the museum is closed are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. Staff will be on-hand to showcase the Old Jail and its interesting story. A special exhibit regarding Benjamin Hance, a young African American man who was held at the Old Jail in 1887 and later killed by a local mob, will be on display. Hance is the only documented lynching victim recorded in St. Mary’s County. The Old Jail Museum is one of three sites in […]

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