Visit the Park

​Audio Tour

A Culture Revisited

On this tour you will learn about the lives of African Americans in Southern Maryland in general and those at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum in particular before the land was turned over to the State of Maryland. This project was produced by the Huntingtown High School 2011-2012 Archaeology Class, and contains commentary from an archaeologist, a descendant, and others who experienced the changes that took place in the 20th century in Calvert County. As you listen you will encounter information spanning over 300 years of history at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum relating to African American lives. The tour begins at the Visitor Center, is open year round, and costs nothing but the use of your cell phone minutes.  To activate the tour, dial 410-246-1966 from your cell phone.

Below are the 11 stops for the African American Life Audio Tour with the audio recordings that you can listen to now by clicking on the links under each stop.  

Download a tour map​​ to find your way.   Make sure your speakers are on!


Stop 1: Introduction

Stop 7:  Main Estate

Stop 307:  Post Office

Stop 2:  Old Tobacco Barn

Stop 302:  Tobacco Farming

Stop 8:  Missing House

Stop 3:  King's Reach Quarter

Stop 9:  Who is Sukeek?

Stop 309:  Community

​Stop 4:  The Royal African Company

Stop 10:  Sukeek's Cabin

Stop 310:  Changes

​Stop 5:  Housing

Stop 305:  Slave Quarters

Stop 11:  History in the Ruins

Stop 311:  WW2

​Stop 6:  Culture

Stop 306:  Traditions



Click on the following links to see our other audio tours as the Park!

1812 Remembered

Walking in Their Footsteps

This tour was made possible through the generous support of the Friends of JPPM, the Board of the Maryland Historical Trust, the Garrett Music Academy, an Anonymous Donor, the Calvert County Public Schools and Target®.