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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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Great place to see

It was a very nice museum and tour of the lighthouse(very interesting) and the staff there were very friendly and helpful. An EXTRA big "thank you" to Kim :)!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

It was a very nice museum and tour of the lighthouse(very interesting) and the staff there were very friendly and helpful. An EXTRA big "thank you" to Kim :)!!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Exceeded our expectations greatly! We went to view the fossils of Calvert County - which were well displayed and very informative. The aquarium exhibits (which I didn't expect) were fantastic. Very well done rivaling larger aquariums in large metropolitan areas. We missed many of the other exhibits (Marine and archeological) due to time, but I have to send my thanks... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

this places has a lot to offer ,it looks kindda small but I was impressed once I got inside,the staff seemed very nice my kids had the most fun looking for fossial in the sand

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Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

There is enough variety here for all ages and interests. From the fossil history to the touch tanks, vintage boats and motors to the history of the Chesapeake Bay and the watermen who work here, you can't beat this museum. Many events throughout the year for people of all ages. And take the tour of the real Drum Point lighthouse... More 

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The light was wonderful and we enjoyed photographing it. We arrived there just as the museum was closing, so we were unable to get in. We will, hopefully, get back so that we can enjoy that as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Live in the are for 5 years. We sponsors the museum and visit it few time monthly. The Lighthouse is beautiful. Prices are nice and you also get to visit Solomon Island.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Coming here has become a yearly tradition with my family when we stay in Maryland. The Drum Point Lighthouse is very cool, and we always end the trip with the cruise. Great place and informative!

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Dunkirk, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I am a local and have been a member of CMM for 9 years. It is intimate but extremely well operated. Volunteers are passionate, staff is friendly and helpful, management is continually looking for ways to improve. Recently the aquarium has been renovated and is a great intro to local ecology. Check out the oyster bed. There is an excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We signed-up for this cruise and never thought it would amount to very much other then a boat ride...boy were we wrong! It was a converted skipjack (motorized) and we had a great tour-guide who happened to be an expert on the War of 1812. throughout the cruise, we were offered fact after fact about the huge role so. MD... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We particularly enjoyed the guided tour of Drum Point Lighthouse - especially as we were the only ones on the tour ! Great personal service !

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