ToursField crew working at Public Archeaology site

Schedule a Tour

Do you have a group that you would like to bring to JPPM?  Check out the tours that we offer for group of all sizes. Don’t see what you are looking for?  Give us a call at 410-586-8501 or email 

MAC Lab Tours

Tour of MAC lab facilities (Aerial view of MAC Lab)Free MAC Lab First Friday of the Month Tour - 1 PM and Free Thursday MAC Lab Tours - 11 AM and 1 PM - year round except Holidays. Please check our Calendar of Events for closures.

Enjoy a free behind the scenes tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that houses over 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland.  The “Behind the Scenes” guided tour allows visitors to get up close and personal with our conservators and our collections.  Reservations are not required. However, large groups need to make other tour arrangements, and may be charged a fee. For more information, please contact Ed Chaney at 410-586-8554 or email

Patterson House & Gardens

Patterson House and GardensThe Patterson House will be closing for renovations. September 30th will be the last day for tours and will not reopen again until sometime in 2021.

The public is invited to share memories of Calvert County, the Patterson Family, JPPM or those who may have once worked this land.  If you do not have a story to share, come enjoy the tour and hear the memories of others.  Point Farm was the country retreat of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. In 1983 Mrs. Patterson donated the property to the state in honor of her late husband, creating Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Join us for a guided tour of this beautiful 1933 Colonial Revival brick house and gardens designed by noted female architects Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely. For reservations call 410-586-8578 or email

Audio Tours

Listen in on Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s audio tours focusing on three different times in JPPM’s history accessible via cell phone! This ongoing project is a collaboration between JPPM and the Huntingtown High School Archaeology Class that began in 2009.  The tours are open year round and are free for all. To activate the audio tours, dial 410-246-1966 from your cell phone for an introductory segment and step by step journey following signage to key locations on the property. Or, you can listen to the tours now by clicking on the links below for each tour, then click on the audio clips for each stop. Make sure your speakers are on!

Walking in their Footsteps: A Patuxent Community showcases our replica Indian Village - this tour begins at the head of the Indian Village trail.  Click here to see a trail guide.

1812 Remembered highlights the effects of the War of 1812 on southern Maryland -this tour starts just outside the Visitor Center.  Click here to see a trail guide.

A Culture Revisited allows listeners to re-live the experiences of the men and women of Maryland, who worked and lived on the lands from colonial time to present - this tour starts just outside the Visitor Center.  Click here to see a trail guide.

JPPM would like to thank the following sponsors for the audio tours project: Boeing, the Southern Maryland Heritage Areas Consortium , the Anonymous Donor, Friends of JPPM, the Board of the Maryland Historical Trust, Garrett Music Academy, Charles Harris, Calvert County Public Schools and Target®.

    Southern MD Heritage Areas Consortium Logo.   Friends of JPPM Logo.  MHT logo for Maryland Historical Trust.      Target logo, one of the sponsors for the Audio tours.