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Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse

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Address: 14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone Number: 410-326-2042
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Description: In the Exhibition Building, you can touch 20-million year old fossils...
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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A lot more here than I expected.

If you are in Solomons, MD, you should not pass up a chance to go to this museum. You might be surprised at all that is here; I was very surprised. It exceeded my expectations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Chatsworth, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in Solomons, MD, you should not pass up a chance to go to this museum. You might be surprised at all that is here; I was very surprised. It exceeded my expectations & the admission price was unusually low. I plan on going again, before I leave the area, The Lord willing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nivelul surprised in Salomons island. Very instructive place, decent price, amazing exhibits, very well kept and very knowledgeable staff. An aquarium, exhibition, Chesapeake history and lighthouse in one place. Parking available. Truly amazing place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Grandchildren love it!! What more can you ask for! Otters, boats, shark teeth and a lighthouse! Something new every visit

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This museum has a great lighthouse you can go up. The aquarium and all the exhibits are about the Chesapeake Bay thru the years. Very impressive for a seaport town.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited with an out of town guest and the Museum has made many improvement since I was here awhile ago. It is still very enjoyable and well done. Great indoor and outdoor exhibits and artifacts. Not as large or extensive as St Michaels Maritime Museum but a close second. It is priced fairly adn a great musemu to go to... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Loved the fish and animal exhibits. I am not from Maryland, so it was great to learn about the local birds. The lighthouse was well done. The volunteer did a great job of making history come alive. The gift shop was just irresistible.

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Moorefield, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great place to visit. Took my wife and granddaughter for sharkfest. Very interesting exhibits. Very informative on Bay life in the older times would definitely recommend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I went on a self guided tour of the Drum Point lighthouse and Calvert marine museum. It was really interesting and educational. I especially enjoyed learning about the life of the lighthouse watchmen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This place was so neat and the most reasonably priced aquarium I have ever visited...only $7/each. We got to see stingrays,snakes,and sea otters. The lighthouse was really neat too. If you have kids they will love digging for shark teeth (which you get to keep one). I will definitely be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

this is really worth the money if you have the stamina to walk for hours. tons of great stuff, but a bit of overload!! I kept finding stuff on videos that others in our party walked by. cool history.

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Address: 14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone Number: 410-326-2042
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Solomons

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