1. Annmarie Sculpture GardenAnnmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
    13470 Dowell Road, P.O. Box 99, Dowell, MD 20629
    Phone: 410-326-4640    Email Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

    Located just outside Solomons, Annmarie Garden features a walking path meandering through woods past works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution along with other artful surprises, a children’s natural play space and native gardens. The center hosts exhibits, a unique gift shop, Nature Nook and the artLAB, a creative re-use space. All ages will enjoy events and festivals, hands-on activities, public art programs and a beautiful setting. Pet friendly (leashed) excluding special events.

  2. Bayside History MuseumBayside History Museum
    4025 4th St., P.O. Box 348, North Beach, MD 20714
    Phone: 410-610-5970  Email Bayside History Museum

    Cultural history museum featuring exhibitions like Day at the Beach, Amusement Park at Chesapeake Beach, Camp Roosevelt (Maryland’s first permanent Boy Scout camp) and The Cottage. Visitors will also find information about Captain John Smith, Twin Beaches history and numerous seasonal exhibits.

  3. Calvert County Historical SocietyCalvert County Historical Society
    70 Church St., P.O. Box 358, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    Phone: 410-535-2452  Email Calvert County Historical Society

    Located in historic Linden (c.1868), the society offers a research library, family papers describing first-person accounts of historical events, wills, family Bibles, original manuscripts, photographs, published histories, maps and recorded interviews.

  4. Calvert Marine MuseumCalvert Marine Museum
    14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-326-2042

    Rich maritime history, local fossils and aquariums of life in the Chesapeake Bay come alive in the only museum on the East Coast that is home to two lighthouses. See skates and rays, hand-crafted model boats, marine engines, wood carvings, aquariums, fossils and Chesapeake work boats. Outdoor exhibits include a boat basin, river otter habitat and a salt marsh.

  5. Chesapeake Beach Railway MuseumChesapeake Beach Railway Museum
    4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 410-257-3892  Email Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

    The museum, the only surviving train depot building from the Chesapeake Beach Railway, shares the story of the Chesapeake Beach Railway and Amusement Park in the early 20th century. The railway was a direct route from Washington, D.C. to Chesapeake Beach and included steamship arrivals from Baltimore establishing the area as the new "Monte Carlo" of the east. Free admission.

  6. Chesapeake Biological LabChesapeake Biological Laboratory Visitor Center
    200 Farren Ave., P.O. Box 38, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-326-4281

    As part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the lab allows visitors to experience the scientific atmosphere of the research facility and learn about the ecology and natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay. Tour information available online.
  7. Cove Point LighthouseCove Point Lighthouse
    3500 Lighthouse Blvd., Lusby, MD 20657

    Experience history at Maryland's oldest continuously working lighthouse. Grounds include the lighthouse tower built in 1828, a 1901 fog signal building and visitor center. The six-bedroom keeper’s home is available as a high-end vacation rental and special events venue. The grounds are open during specific hours and are free to tour. A museum interpreter is on site. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Limited wheelchair access.

  8. Drum Point LighthouseDrum Point Lighthouse
    Located at the Calvert Marine Museum
    14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-326-2042

    Constructed in 1883 at Drum Point to mark the entrance to the Patuxent River, this screwpile cottage-type light is one of only three remaining from 45 that once served the Chesapeake Bay at the beginning of the 20th century. Decommissioned in 1962, the lighthouse has been beautifully restored, complete with furnishings of the early 20th century. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Included in museum admission.
  9. JC Lore and Sons Oyster HouseJ.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House
    14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688

    Visit this restored 1934 seafood packing house to learn about the boom and decline of the region’s commercial seafood industries. The exhibits explore all aspects of oyster processing, from receiving oysters at the dock to storing, shucking, washing, packing and shipping the product to markets across the region. The oyster house is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open free, May through September. Check museum website for schedule
  10. Jefferson Patterson Park and MuseumJefferson Patterson Park & Museum
    10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
    Phone: 410-586-8501  Email Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

    Nearly 70 archaeological sites on the property reflect more than 8,000 years of human occupation. Included are a visitor center, exhibit barn, gift shop, hiking trails, a re-created Indian Village and canoe/kayak launch. Also on the grounds is the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. Call about scheduling a tour of the facility.

  11. Old Wallville SchoolOld Wallville School
    1450 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    Phone: 410-474-3868

  12. One Room SchoolhouseOne-Room Schoolhouse
    3080 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, MD 20676

    Port Republic School No. 7 has been in this shady grove for more than 100 years and is filled with authentic memorabilia. Open by appointment only.