Exhibits in the Visitor Center

FAQ Archaeology

The Visitor Center houses "FAQ Archaeology", an interactive experience focused on some of the questions most frequently asked of archaeologists such as how they know where to dig and what they do with the artifacts that they find. Visitors can enjoy hands-on conservation activities and can also view collections from each county in Maryland.



Louis L. Goldstein Gallery

Louis L. Goldstein served in Maryland State Government from 1939 through 1998, which included 10 terms as Comptroller. At the time of his death, he was believed to be the longest-serving elected state official in U.S. History. This gregarious public servant’s office has been relocated to the Visitor Center, along with artifacts, photographs, and information on his political career.


The Pattersons

Displayed here is the history of the Pattersons life at Point Farm, with historical photographs and documentation from their past, prior to and after their marriage



Exhibits In the Exhibit Barn

H20 Today

H2O Today explores the beauty and essential nature of water, the planet’s lifeblood. The exhibition examines the diversity and challenges of our global water sources and promotes conversation, creativity, and innovation through art, science, and technology.

​H2O Today is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. It was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland; The Field Museum in Chicago; Instituto Sangari in Sao Paulo; National Museum of Australia in Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.  Exhibit on Display through December 2020.


"FARMERS, PATRIOTS and TRAITORS: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812"

Imagine foreign troops have invaded your community. Some say that these troops have no business being here, but others are helping them by serving as spies or navigators—whether because they believe in their cause or because they are afraid, it is difficult to say. What would you do? Fight them in hopes of keeping your farm and family intact? Join them and pray that you have chosen the winning side? Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s exhibit, "FARMERS, PATRIOTS and TRAITORS: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812" forces visitors to ask themselves these questions, while learning about a conflict that is so important to Maryland's history.  This exhibit will reopen in January of 2021.



For more information or to schedule a tour for 8 or more people, please call 410-586-8501 or email jef.pat@maryland.gov