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.

JPPM's 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk results and images.

Speaker Series titled "Advances in Human Bone Research at Jamestown
and St. Mary’s City", by Smithsonian forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley
on Oct. 27, 2016 at 7 PM

American Indian Heritage Day will be held on Nov. 5, 2016 at JPPM's Indian Village, click on image to learn more.

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: October 20, 2016