Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, Solomons

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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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  • There was lots to see and explore here. We were able to climb the lighthouse and enjoy the view from there and see how the keepers lived. Inside the museum were many different types of interesting... 
    There was lots to see and explore here. We were able to climb the lighthouse and enjoy the view from there and see how the keepers lived. Inside the museum were many different types of interesting...  more »
  • Such a wonderful collection of scientific treasures from fossils to marine life to a history of the region. The docents were friendly and informative. Must see to get to know the area. 
    Such a wonderful collection of scientific treasures from fossils to marine life to a history of the region. The docents were friendly and informative. Must see to get to know the area.  more »
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  • Visited on 9-3-19 the staff were very friendly and I loved the lighthouse tour.
  • Spent a few hrs here. It was really interesting. Kids and I enjoyed it.

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