Tours

​Check out the tours we offer for groups of all sizes.  Don't see what you are looking for?  Give us a call at 410-586-8501 or email jef.pat@maryland.gov

MAC Lab Tours

Free staff-led MAC Lab tours are offered the first Friday of the month at 1 PM, and every Thursday at 11 AM and 1 PM by our docents. 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 here.  For groups of 10 or fewer, reservations are not required.

For more information, please contact Ed Chaney at 410-586-8554 or email ed.chaney@maryland.gov.

 


 

Patterson House & Gardens

The public is invited to share memories of Calvert County, the Patterson Family, JPPM or people who may have once worked this land. If you do not have a story to share, come enjoy the tour and hear the memories of others. Point Farm was the country retreat of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jefferson Patterson. In 1983 Mrs. Patterson donated the property to the state in honor of her late husband, creating Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Join us for a guided tour of this beautiful 1933 Colonial Revival brick house and gardens designed by noted female architects Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely.

The Patterson House is currently closed for renovations and will not reopen until sometime in 2021.

For reservations call 410-586-8578 or email betty.seifert@maryland.gov.


 

Audio Tours

Listen in on Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s audio tours focusing on three different times in JPPM’s history accessible via cell phone! This ongoing project is a collaboration between JPPM and the Huntingtown High School Archaeology Class that began in 2009. The tours are open year-round and are free for all. To activate the audio tours, dial 410-246-1966 from your cell phone for an introductory segment and step by step journey following signage to key locations on the property. Or, you can listen to the tours now by clicking on the links below for each tour, then click on the audio clips for each stop. Make sure your speakers are on!

  • Walking in their Footsteps: A Patuxent Community showcases our replica Indian Village - this tour begins at the head of the Indian Village trail. Take a look at the trail guide for this tour.
  • 1812 Remembered highlights the effects of the War of 1812 on southern Maryland - this tour starts just outside the Visitor Center. Take a look at the trail guide for this tour.
  • A Culture Revisited allows listeners to re-live the experiences of the men and women of Maryland, who worked and lived on the lands from colonial time to present - this tour starts just outside the Visitor Center. Take a look at the trail guide for this tour.

JPPM would like to thank the following sponsors for the audio tours project: Boeing, the Southern Maryland Heritage Areas Consortium, the Anonymous Donor, Friends of JPPM, the Board of the Maryland Historical Trust, Garrett Music Academy, Charles Harris, Calvert County Public Schools, and Target®.