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Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse

Address: 14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone Number: 410-326-2042
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Solomons
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: In the Exhibition Building, you can touch 20-million year old fossils taken from Calvert Cliffs...
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Type: Lighthouses, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: 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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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Waldorf
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25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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Germantown, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Calvert Museum and light house is an exceptional site to see while visiting Solomon's. We had thought we'd catch it in the morning and visit something else in the afternoon. Alas, there's so much to see that we spent the day there. And we're going back again to see more at the museum. The outside exhibits will capture your... More 

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Newark, DE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Excellent fossil collection and geologic history lesson. Good lesson on the biodiversity of the bay, including aquarium specimens. Separate exhibit on the life cycle of a skate. Nice mini wetland ecosystem. All with the ability for kids to touch (but not everything).

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Solomons, Maryland
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A nice place to visit while in Solomon's Island!! Great place to learn about the history of Solomon's as well as educating young and old about the Chesapeake Bay and its treasures. They also host a wonderful line up of summer concerts in their Pavilion as well as hosting the Pax River Appreciation Days arts event-a must in the early... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very nice local, interactive museum, aquarium and lighthouse. Great fun for children. Brand new aquariums installed. Boat and lighthouse tours available.

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