Images of Woodland walking trail on left; center blue heron catching fish in Patuxent at JPPM (photo courtesy of Dave  Krankowski), and right - JPPM's 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.

Sign Up Now for JPPM's 2015 Summer Camp!

Come learn to make Pine Needle Baskets on March 15, 2015!

Storytelling for young minds - Time Traveling Kids on 3-17-2015!

Don't miss JPPM's Natural Dye Workshop on March 21, 2015!

Links to blog on Maryland History by the object. Read our blog on Maryland History by the Object. Links to Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland website Link to the 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: March 3, 2015