Skip to main content
Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

Save up to 14% on the price of your tickets!

It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate.

The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region - Southern Maryland

Virtual Weekend Tour

Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Code: 1NV021
$30 - Member
$35 - Non-Member
Reserving your tickets...

View of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland


  • This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.
  • Platform: Zoom
  • Online registration is required.
  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.


Residents of the Mid-Atlantic have an advantage when it comes to closer-to-home travel choices. This geographically and culturally diverse area boasts plenty of appealing destinations that can be reached within a few hours’ drive from wherever you live in the region

Environmental historian Hayden Mathews guides a series of virtual tours to whet your appetite for independent exploration and spark your travel plans. During each, Mathews covers the history and background on each area’s distinctive geographical and environmental profile, and offers stunning images, lots of tips and insights for visitors, and other useful resources.

Even if you know your own region well, these surveys of the Mid-Atlantic offer the chance to discover some great new or overlooked spots to add to your must-see list—or find the perfect reason to finally set off for a place you’ve long wanted to visit.


Southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay

Learn about life in and on the Chesapeake Bay as Mathews introduces sites in two counties rich with history that afford a wide range of experiences for visitors. Highlights include Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Calvert Marine Museum, and Historic St. Mary’s City. Along the way, discover trees with knees, a beach with teeth, a house with legs, a dove with sails, and an albino snapping turtle.


If you are interested in additional Mid-Atlantic virtual tours, view the upcoming schedule:


  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.

This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.