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St. Clement's Island

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Coltons Point, MD
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Visit the museum when the water taxi is running

We went on a weekend in September and the boat ride was in a small water taxi (the video in the... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2016
Baltimore, MD
An island of beauty.

It is the very place where the state of Maryland established. The unspoiled beauty... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2016
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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A small state park that is the site where Maryland colonists first landed.
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Coltons Point, MD
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

We went on a weekend in September and the boat ride was in a small water taxi (the video in the museum showed a larger boat that I assume they use when it's busier). The museum is open every day except for a few days...More

Thank zzyzzx
Reviewed February 19, 2016

It is the very place where the state of Maryland established. The unspoiled beauty begins on the ferry ride to the island, and it is left in its normal state. The lighthouse is great.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed September 20, 2015

St. Clement's Island, where the Ark and Dove landed, is located one-half mile off the shore from Coltons Point, Md. You can take a boat ride (taxi) to get there and back; the cost is minimal. After touring the island, be sure to visit the...More

2  Thank travelexplorer27
Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was another lighthouse that my wife has on her bucket list. It is on an island about 5 minutes off shore by boat. The light is an accurate reproduction due to the first one being destroyed. There were many pictures and information inside showing...More

1  Thank Annette B
Reviewed August 10, 2014

A friend and I spent a Saturday afternoon in August touring the museum and taking the ferry out to the island. The museum has some really interesting exhibits along with a 14 minute movie about the history of St. Clement's Island and the Blackistone Lighthouse....More

3  Thank Ann D
Reviewed June 18, 2014

The St Clement's Island Museum is very well done with wonderful exhibits. We especially enjoyed all the information presented on the Ark and Dove and their voyages.

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We visited here for the Blessing of the Fleet which is held every October. The fireworks at this event are really amazing. Take a boat over to the island and tour the replica lighthouse. The views of the Potomac River are nice from the top....More

Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you're in southern Maryland and you've got a boat, or are willing to pay to take a tour boat out to St. Clement's Island, you are in for a treat. This island has a rich history tied to the founding of Maryland as a...More

3  Thank DakotaBuck
Reviewed June 30, 2012

St. Clement's Island Museum is on the mainland and displays the history of the first settlers arriving in Maryland from England. This group of colonist were seeking religious freedom as they could not be Catholics in England. It is an interesting history and made more...More

7  Thank mary532
Reviewed March 27, 2012

This site is a small museum in a residential community. I found it quaint and interesting. The museum displays are well done and the staff are very friendly. To tour the museum will take about 30-40 minutes.

1  Thank gradygirl07
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Do you still have the list of the passengers on the first trip of the London Ark to Maryland? My 11th great grand father a William Browne was the last person on that list and I found the same list at the Bardstown Catholic settlement. I did not see a mention of it in your films.
December 27, 2014|
Response from zzyzzx |
There was a list of names in the museum at Colton's Point (not on the island) but it also stated that it was not necessarily 100% accurate and a few people were listed by occupation.