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.
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.
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.
New - FARMERS, PATRIOTS and TRAITORS: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812
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.
This exhibit, located in JPPM's Exhibit Barn is open 12:00 - 4:00, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; April 1 through October 31, as well as during special events at the park. 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.