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Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse

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Address: 14200 Solomons Island Rd S, Solomons, MD 20688-3212
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In the Exhibition Building, you can touch 20-million year old fossils taken...

In the Exhibition Building, you can touch 20-million year old fossils taken from Calvert Cliffs; discover the ever changing world of the Chesapeake Bay; and learn how humans shaped and changed this region over time, working its waters for survival and profit. Visit the Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses; see our outstanding small boat collection, take a ride on the Wm. B. Tennison, a log-built bugeye, and experience the Lore Oyster House, a restored oyster processing plant. Touch a horseshoe crab or Diamond Back Terrapin, see skates, rays, and small sharks cavort, and watch otters, Bubbles and Squeak, at play. Stroll the marsh walk and spy water snakes, great blue heron, osprey, and hermit crabs in their natural environment.

We are a community museum, established in 1970 by local residents determined to preserve the maritime heritage of Solomons Island. We are an educational museum, offering everything from the pre-school programs to Elderhostel. We are a research museum, renowned for documented discoveries in Miocene paleontology, and publications on local history based on original research. We are a relevant museum, staying in the forefront of environmental issues and offering a forum for public discourse on controversial topics. We are a partnering museum, actively pursuing opportunities such as the 1812 Grand Tactical that allows us to support and celebrate other institutions.

Visit the Museum Store for jewelry, books, home decor, toys and all kinds of unique gifts for people of all ages!

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Always a great place to visit

Hidden in the comfort of Southern Maryland is this great Museum. My family has enjoyed visiting the museum for many years. If you are hear for a short visit or live in the area... read more

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hidden in the comfort of Southern Maryland is this great Museum. My family has enjoyed visiting the museum for many years. If you are hear for a short visit or live in the area, it is worth your time to stop. Visit the website for special events.

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not expect much from this museum, it seemed small. Do NOT judge by how it looks from the parking lot, it is much bigger and there is more to it than appears at first sight! It is a perfect museum - less reading, more visuals, interactive and fun. You can sit and watch a video about how they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very curious place for family, children and meeting. There are a nice aquarium to visit and a nice shop for buy souvenirs.

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Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to visit. We have been there numerous times and will go back many more times. The fossil exhibit and Megladon are awesome. Is you're in Southern Maryland it's a must do stop. The gift shop always has wonderful items for young and old alike.

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Topsail Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Go see the amazing fossils, shark teeth and the lighthouse, you won't regret it. Fascinating! They give AAA discounts and Senior Discounts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We had a terrific time. Museum is very well done with lots of marine animals, thoughtful exhibits, and hands on activities. This is a museum that has its act together; all of the staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We loved the outdoor parts, especially going up in the lighthouse and talking with the skipjack captain. Spent 2 hours here and... More 

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Solomons, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have been members for many years now. You really can't beat it- $60 per family for the year. We go enough that I could volunteer there and give the same lessons on the animals as they do! The sting rays and skates are fun to look at and touch, it's always fun finding shark teeth and seeing what is... More 

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Richmond
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great Museum for all ages. The guide, Laurie, was very informative on the lighthouse tour and the ray tank. So much to see and take in. We spent 2 plus hours enjoying otters, rays & skates, seahorses and fossils! Definitely a must-do when in the area.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Getting To Go Up Into Drum Point Light House Was The Best Part For Our Family Outing. The Trip Back In History Is Fascinating As You Climb Up The Ladder To The Top. Inside The" Light" Behind A Mermaids Purse Was Interesting To See T Hatched,Along With The" Touch" Zone + The History Of Marine Life Educational. The Otter Habitat... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum with lots of family activities. Lots of great maritime history and information. Much bigger than it initially appeared.

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