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Woodland Indian Village

The Woodland Indian Village, created in 2007, is a representation of what native life would have been like over 400 years ago when John Smith first visited. Though the American Indians had no metal tools, they were able to create amazing structures and produced a rich and complex culture. This hands-on exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in an environment from another time.


On many weekends, the wigwams are outfitted with the different kinds of tools, furs, baskets and other materials that the Patuxent Indians would have used. For information on the Woodland Indian Village, visit our Calendar of Events to see what exciting things are happening at JPPM.

The paved path leading from the parking area makes it easy to get to the Village, while interpretive signs along the path provide background information about the native people of this area.​

Village Days

Spend ​the 3rd Saturday of each month (May through October) exploring the Indian Village at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. The activities are free and open to the public.  Click ​here for more information.​​




Village Audio Tour

Do you want to learn more about the Village? Join us on our free cell phone audio tour created by the Huntingtown High School Archaeology class of 2009-2010!  Follow the audio tour through the Village to hear from students, scholars and local native peoples about life on the Patuxent. Call (410) 246-1966 (ext 1) to begin your tour.


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