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Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse

14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, MD 20688
410-326-2042
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Solomons
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Lighthouses
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English first
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Cute museum and lighthouse. Our kids were in need of some entertainment because the area we were staying in (Scotland Beach) was so remote. This was a perfect attraction for our 8 & 11 year olds (for the area).

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have been to the Calvert Marine Museum 3 times in 4 years, including last month. We have touched rays and small sharks, watched otters play, dug small fossils out of clay/mud/sand, learned about the fishing industry and environmental challenges facing the Chesapeake Bay, and toured the wonderful and unique screwpile lighthouse. If you have kids (including teenagers), this museum/acquarium... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a small but fun museum. Activities for the kids and a wonderful little Lighthouse! We learned a lot about the string rays!

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Come and explore a real screwpile lighthouse and visit the museum with everything concerning the bay and its industries. Please don't miss the really cute river otters, hope they play for you, napped for us. The Marsh and wetland trail was super informative with full colored displays to teach about the plant and animal life.

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Rochester, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I am not a museum fan, but this one was cute. They had quite an assortment of things to see. I touched a ray (not a stingray, a different kind that they have in the bay) in the indoor ray pond. We climbed their lighthouse that they transported here, and that was very interesting. They had a very interesting fossils... More

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Green Brook, NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Nice short trip. Weekend getaway. The Tennison boat ride was wonderful and reasonable. The town was small but a few nice restaurants on the water and nice to be near the river and feel the breeze and watch the boats go by. This area is not very crowded from what we experinced and that was just fine for my trip.

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Oak Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We decided to go to the museum because we had free time on Sunday. But honestly we had the best time. Even my 70 year old mom liked it. My favorite was the otters outside who put on a SHOW for anyone who came out doors. We event got to see jelly fish in the lake outside. My favorite was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The best kept secret in Southern Maryland. If you are visiting the area for any reason and have a few hours to kill, head down to the base of the Thomas Johnson Bridge in Solomons and visit this museum. You will find a +/- 9 acre campus dedicated to the local history of the area and it's people especially "tuned"... More

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Roswell, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to this museum. The exhibits were informative. We can see how it would appeal to families with young children and school field trips.

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Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have been here 3 times for my kids various day trips with school, and girl scouts. It's a nice place, and the kids loved it.

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