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Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
Based on 6 traveler reviews
Great history and archeology!
Oct 31, 2013 by: SilverAnnie from Baltimore, MD
Great displays about the history of the families and displays on the digs that have been done in the area, including finds from digs in all the counties in MD. Very interesting, the hands-on part is great for kids.
One of Maryland's best kept secrets!
Sep 07, 2013 by: jazzbird925 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
A hidden gem in historic Southern Maryland (St. Leonard) that until recently, my husband and I (residents of the DC area for 28 years) had not heard of. My strongest advice is to go when the weather is good and the daylight hours sufficient enough to explore thoroughly – easily hours’ worth. Or, if you are fortunate enough to live just a 'day trip away' as do we (70 miles from the suburbs) you can return and will want to do so to take advantage of the multiple opportunities this wonderful place has to offer. The website is extensive and user friendly - www.jefpat.org - the staffers/docents friendly and excited about the offerings and the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory for which we will return, appears to be hi-tech. The grounds and views of the Patuxent River and Leonard Creek are gorgeous, the paths smooth and easily used for running, walking and biking. What a treat! What a learning experience!
The HUB of Archeology in Maryland - a must see if in the area!!
Mar 08, 2013 by: Mako13Man from Lusby
This Park and Museum has alot to offer for the whole family - especially during one of their many events throughout the year. The museum and gift store are rather small, but very interesting with lots of oddities. The "out buildings" are also interesting and the staff here is very helpful in answering any questions. Last summer they had "Archeology Days" and the public could bring in any artifact they wanted to have I.D.'d - sorta like Antiques Roadshow. I've taken many items here over the years to have identified and the staff is always gracious and helpful and insightful. Highly recommend!!
Sep 20, 2012 by: OpenGatesFarm from Huntingtown, Maryland
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum has so much to offer! They constantly offer various programs & activities appropriate for all ages. Plenty of room for the kids to run around, plenty of interesting things happening for Mom & Dad. Don't miss it!
Nice place, interesting history
Jun 30, 2012 by: mary532 from Havre de Grace, Maryland
We were staying in nearby Solomons and needed something else to explore one day so we tried this park. We really enjoyed our time there. There is a state museum of archeology as well as exhibits on farm equipment and the War of 1812 as this was a battle site. It is a hidden gem. There were even hands on exhibits that occupied my girls for quite some time. We were there late in the day and need to go back again to see more.
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