Fire going in Indian Village during snowstorm. JPPM's Visitor Center. Having a fire inside one of the Indian Village dwellings. JPPM's Pavilion in the winter. 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.

JPPM is experiencing problems with our Phone Lines. Currently we have no
Voice Mail system and have not been given a time frame for its repair. So if someone needs to talk to someone at JPPM - please email them, by going
to our Staff Directory listed on the left side of links on this webpage.
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Patterson House Christmas Tour on Dec. 11, 2016 from 2pm - 4pm.

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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: December 5, 2016