"The best preserved English colonial archaeological site in North America," this National Historic Landmark commemorates the fourth permanent English settlement in North America, Maryland's first city, and for 61 years, its colonial capital. Costumed interpreters bring alive the 17th century way of life in Maryland. Re-created structures in the town center include the Brick Chapel of 1667, State House of 1676, a Woodland Indian hamlet, Maryland Dove, a re-creation of a late 17th century vessel commemorating the Dove of 1634, which accompanied Lord Baltimore's original expedition to Maryland; and the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, a working colonial farm where its structures, fields, livestock, and inhabitants represent life in 1667. "Visitors can work alongside archaeologists, explore the lifeways and culture of the region's Native American peoples, and discover various facets of the colonial experience in tidewater Maryland." The St. John's Site Museum preserves the foundation of the home that stood here throughout the 17th-century. Special events are held throughout the year.