Public Archaeology crew digging at Smith St. Leonard Site
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, State Museum of Archaeology

560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland

More than 70 identified archaeological sites

9,000 years of documented human occupation

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is a place full of secrets waiting to be unearthed.  Whether you come to hike our miles of trails, explore our Visitor Center full of interactive exhibits, or to enjoy one of our educational programs or events, you will leave with a greater appreciation for the land and the people who once lived here. JPPM is also the home of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 8 million artifacts.

The Patterson House will be closed to tours from 
December 15, 2014 through March 1, 2015.

State Offices will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st and,
January 1st, 2015 for the Holidays - Park grounds will be closed on the 25th of December and Januany 1st, 2015.

Links to blog on Maryland History by the object.Links to Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland website






This page updated: December 17, 2014

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