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.

State Offices will be closed on November 11th for Veterans Day,
and the 26th, 27th and 28th of Novermber for the Thanksgiving Holidays
Park grounds will still be open.

Don't miss JPPM's Holiday Wreath-making Workshop on Dec. 6, 2014!

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






This page updated: November 24, 2014

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