Fire going in Indian Village during snowstorm. JPPM's Woodland Trail, one of several trails here at JPPM. Kayaking off the Pautxent River from JPPM's  free Canoe and Kayak Launch area. Aerial view of the 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.

JULY 4, 2016!
JPPM Park and Grounds will be open on the 4th of July Holiday -
all offices, including the Visitor Center will be closed.
There will be no Monday Memories Tour.

Spaces still Available for the following:
Hands-on History Imagine If River Life Camp
Hurry and sign up now!

Don't miss our Natural Dye Workshop on Colors From Nature
on June 25th, Saturday! (fee)

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: June 24, 2016