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.

JPPM Offices will be closed on Friday 8-29-14 for State Service Reduction Day
and on Monday 9-1-14 for Labor Day.

Don't miss our August Speakers Series - Single Family Home, Nice Wooded Lot: The Archeology of the Dunkirk Sites - on August 28th, 2014!

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: August 27, 2014

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