Visitor Center

Open 7 days a week from 10 AM - 5:00 PM  through November 5, 2017.  Closed on State Holidays, Thanksgiving week and Dec. 19 thru Jan. 2nd. The Visitor Center, Discovery room, Exhibit galleries and Gift shop can be toured Monday - Friday from 10 AM - 4 PM December through February. Please call 410-586-8501 or email jef.pat@maryland.gov 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!

The Wish You Were Here Photo contest images will be on display April 1st inside the Visitor Center