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.

Employment Opportunities at JPPM

Special Events and Marketing Coordinator (*Reopened*)-Deadline 9/29/14

Director of Education- Deadline 9/29/14

Save the Date for this year's Affair at Point Farm's Benefit Auction
& Dinner on September 13th, 2014!

Save the Date for Tea in the Garden at the Patterson's on October 5th, 2014!

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






This page updated: September 12, 2014

Calendar Of Events-when clicked, takes you to the current month. Link to JPPM's annual events.