FAQ exhibit inside of the Vistior Center.IN THE VISITOR CENTER: 

FAQ Archaeology

The Visitor Center houses “FAQ Archaeology”, an interactive experience focused on some of the questions most frequently asked of archaeologists such as how they know where to dig and what they do with the artifacts that they find.  Visitors can enjoy hands-on conservation activities and can also view collectionsfrom each county in Maryland.

Goldstein office exhibit inside the Visitor Center


Louis L. Goldstein Gallery

Louis L. Goldstein served in Maryland State Government from 1939 through 1998, which included 10 terms as Comptroller.  At the time of his death, he was believed to be the longest serving elected state official in U.S. History.  This gregarious public servant’s office has been relocated to the Visitor Center, along with artifacts, photographs, and information on his political career.

Images of the photographs hanging in the Patterson's section of the Visitor Center.

The Pattersons

Displayed here is the history of the Pattersons life at Point Farm, with historical photographs and documentation from their past, prior to and after their marriage.


Image of Exibit Barn.


New - FARMERS, PATRIOTS and TRAITORS: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812

War of 1812 display in the Exhibit Barn with manniquins and cannon.Imagine foreign troops have invaded your community. Some say that these troops have no business being here, but others are helping them by serving as spies or navigators—whether because they believe in their cause or because they are afraid, it is difficult to say. What would you do? Fight them in hopes of keeping your farmand family intact? Join them and pray that you have chosen the winning side?  Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s new exhibit, "FARMERS, PATRIOTS and TRAITORS: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812" forces visitors to ask themselves these questions, while learning about a conflict that is so important to Maryland’s history.

Tours of this exhibit, located in JPPM's Exhibit Barn can be requested at the Visitor Center or by calling to schedule a tour.  Please call 410-586-8501 or email jef.pat@maryland.gov for more information. Along with informative panels, the exhibit features artifacts and images that help bring the exhibit to life such as an antique musket, and a short film providing additional War of 1812 facts.

While visiting, check out the antique farm equipment on display in the Barn.