Although just a small dot on the map, the town of St. Inigoes is located in an area rich in history. Just a few miles north is St. Mary’s City, Maryland’s first capital and the site of the fourth permanent settlement in British North America. Visitors can enjoy costumed interpreters recreating 17th-century settings, outdoor exhibits and archaeological sites under excavation.
Within the confines of the Webster Field Annex itself is evidence of a time centuries ago. Just outside the front gate is St. Ignatius Catholic Church, which houses one of the oldest cemeteries in America dating back to 1641.
Recreational opportunities abound for those who enjoy a little fun in the sun. Popular activities include fishing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing and, most importantly, eating. The Chesapeake Bay provides a bounty of local favorites, including rockfish, oysters and the ever-popular blue crab.
For those with a more urban mentality, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore are approximately 70 and 95 miles north, respectively.