Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory

MAC LabThe 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 donation 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

Free staff-led MAC Lab tours are offered the first Friday of every month at 1 PM, and every Thursday at 11 AM and 1 PM. Please take some time and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to view the MAC Lab and learn more about the research, conservation and curation that is done there. For groups of 10 or fewer people, reservations not required.

Preserve America Grant County Exhibit

St. Mary's County Exhibit

Washington County Exhibit