Visitor Center

Open 7 days a week 10:00am to 5:00pm March 1st thru November 15th.  The Visitor Center will be closed weekends November 15th thru March 1st, State holidays, Thanksgiving week and Christmas week.  Please call 410-586-8501 or email for more information.

Once a show barn for Black Angus cattle, the JPPM Visitor Center has been renovated to create the ideal place to begin your visit. Housing permanent and temporary exhibits, a theatre room, Discovery Room, information center, museum shop, and public facilities, it is the information hub of the Park & Museum.  Stop by to learn about the history of the property, the science of archaeology, or to pick up a Map & Trail Guide! Staff are on-hand during our public season to answer questions and offer suggestions on how to make the most of your visit.

Exhibits (click link to open Exhibit page)

The Visitor Center houses exhibits on the history of the JPPM property and those who lived here. “FAQ Archaeology” is an interactive exhibit focused on answering some of the most common questions that archaeologists receive, such as “how do you know how deep to dig?” and “what’s the coolest thing you’ve ever found?” View artifacts from every county in Maryland and learn about archaeological discoveries made here on Park & Museum property.


Visitors looking at one of the displays at the FAQ exhibit in the Visitor Center at JPPM.Discovery Room

Links to the Discovery Room Redo webpage.Experience, discover, learn and have fun! Children of all ages enjoy our Discovery Room! Dress in a colonial outfit, use colonial and American Indian tools, play with historical toys, and try your hand at matching birds with their nest and eggs. The hardest part will be trying to leave!

Click here to learn about our fundraiser to redo the Discovery Room! 

Show Barn Museum Shop

Looking for a unique gift for someone or a way to remember your visit to JPPM?  The Show Barn Museum Shop offers merchandise and literature for children and adults with a focus on local and regional history and the people and culture of the times from primitive America to today.  Featuring historical and contemporary games and toys, souvenirs, and arts & crafts by local artisans. Stop by for an “out of the ordinary” shopping experience!