Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) is a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility located at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, the State Museum of Archaeology, in southern Maryland. The MAC Lab serves as a clearinghouse for archaeological collections recovered from land-based and underwater projects conducted by State and Federal agencies throughout Maryland. The MAC Lab also houses a number of major collections acquired through private donations to the Maryland Historical Trust. All of these collections are available for research, education, and exhibit purposes to students, scholars, museum curators, and educators.

Click here for information on our Gloria S. King Research Fellowship in Archaeology.


MAC Lab Tours

Please call 410-586-8551 for information.


Preserve America Grant County Exhibit

St. Mary's County Exhibit

Washington County Exhibit



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