Field Trips

Jefferson Patters​on Park and Museum offers field trips designed to introduce students to a variety of topics through hands-on learning. Groups of 10 or more can schedule one of the field trips described below by contacting the Education Coordinator Elizabeth Brant at or  410-586-8502, or by filling out this form.


Mighty Marshes​

Mighty Marshes

Learn how living shorelines work to fortify our rivers and the Chesapeake Bay by getting up close and personal with the Park's marshes. Come see what makes the marsh so mighty!​

Homeschool Day

Homeschool Day  

Every year the Education Staff at JPPM offer a special event just for homeschooler​s. Keep an eye on our calendar and Facebook page for more details.

Tidewater Life​

Tidewater Life  

​Discover what life was like for American Indians and the first colonists of the Chesapeake Bay and how they learned to coexist​.​

Colonial Life​

Colonial Life  

​Explore how 17th century Maryland colonists adapted to the new environment of the Chesapeake Bay.

Discovering Archaeology​

Discovering Archaeology  

Learn how ​archaeologists disc​over the stories of the past through​​ an interactive program.​​​

Native​ Life​

Native Life  

​Explore the rich culture of Maryland's first inhabitants. Learn how the American Indians living along the Patuxent River made use of the natural environment over 500 years ago.​

​​​​​Rural Life​

​​Rural Life

Learn about ​the lives of African-American children after the Civil War and discover how archaeology and oral history can ​work together to tell us stories about the past.

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Field Trip Program Fees

Groups must register in advance with the Education Coordinator and pay a reservation fee in order to reserve a specific date. In addition to the reservation fee, a per-child fee is due on or before the field trip date. Contact Liz Brant at ​ or 410-586-8502 for more details.

Reservation Fees:

  • $25 reservation fee for groups of 25 or fewer students
  • $50 reservation fee for groups of 26 or more
  • $5 per child
  • Adult chaperones are free​

We cannot accommodate groups larger than 60 students.​

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