Images of Woodland walking trail on left; center blue heron catching fish in Patuxent at JPPM (photo courtesy of Dave  Krankowski), and right - JPPM's Indian Village. Public Archaeology season May 5th thru June 27th 2015. Kayaking off the Patuxent, using JPPM's canoe and kayak launch location. JPPM's Indian Village. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, State Museum of Archaeology

560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, more than 65 identified archaeological sites, and 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.

On July 3rd, State Offices will be closed for the 4th of July Holiday, (including Visitor Center), JPPM grounds will still be open; JPPM grounds and Visitor Center will be open normal hours on July 4th, 2015.

Early Women of Architecture in Maryland Exhibit Opening - July 1st!

Time Traveling Kids Story Time on July 14th at 10:00 am!

Speaker Series: Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely: Homage to
Maryland's Early Women Architects on 7-23-2014!

Come enjoy activites at JPPM's Indian Village on Saturdays from
10:00 am until 3:00 pm - ending November 7, 2015!

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


Image links you to the Indian Village webpage.


Image links you to the Public Archaeology webpage.


Image links you to the Public Programs webpage.


Image of current Curator's Choice topic, and links you to the Curator's Choice webpage.

This page updated: June 30, 2015