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. Woodland Trail that starts out behind the Visitor Center at JPPM. 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.

Sign up for the Tea in the Garden at the Patterson House on October 4th, 2015!
Rescheduled for October 11th due to inclement weather on the 4th.

Register now for JPPM"s Natural Dye Workshop on October 17th, 2015!

Don't miss the Sunday Afternoon With the Pattersons Tour on October 18, 2015.

School's Out Camp Day - 10-19-2015 - Register now!

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: October 5, 2015