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Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, Solomons

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In the Exhibition Building, you can touch 20-million year old fossils taken from Calvert Cliffs; discover the ever changing world of the Chesapeake Bay; and learn how humans shaped and changed this region over time, working its waters for survival and profit. Visit the Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses; see our outstanding small boat collection, take a ride on the Wm. B. Tennison, a log-built bugeye, and experience the Lore Oyster House, a restored oyster processing plant. Touch a horseshoe crab or Diamond Back Terrapin, see skates, rays, and small sharks cavort, and watch otters, Bubbles and Squeak, at play. Stroll the marsh walk and spy water snakes, great blue heron, osprey, and hermit crabs in their natural environment.

We are a community museum, established in 1970 by local residents determined to preserve the maritime heritage of Solomons Island. We are an educational museum, offering everything from the pre-school programs to Elderhostel. We are a research museum, renowned for documented discoveries in Miocene paleontology, and publications on local history based on original research. We are a relevant museum, staying in the forefront of environmental issues and offering a forum for public discourse on controversial topics. We are a partnering museum, actively pursuing opportunities such as the 1812 Grand Tactical that allows us to support and celebrate other institutions.

Visit the Museum Store for jewelry, books, home decor, toys and all kinds of unique gifts for people of all ages!
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  • If visiting Solomons, this is a must see attraction. Very diverse artifacts and displays. You can tour Drum Point Lighthouse. There is also a vintage boat tour that I highly recommend. An hour long... 
    If visiting Solomons, this is a must see attraction. Very diverse artifacts and displays. You can tour Drum Point Lighthouse. There is also a vintage boat tour that I highly recommend. An hour long...  more »
  • We spent the summer living on a boat in this area and the museum was cute. We especially loved the music events which were so much fun. Worth a visit. 
    We spent the summer living on a boat in this area and the museum was cute. We especially loved the music events which were so much fun. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • Lots to see and do here. The Lighthouse is part of the Calvert Maritime Museum. One low price gets you into everything. There are exhibits on ships as well as Marine Life - make sure to stop by the Discovery room to see the Rays and Skates! You can go inside the Lighthouse, but the steps may not be for everyone and the opening to get to the 2nd floor is a bit narrow. You can also purchase tickets for a boat ride, but space is limited and there are only 1 or 2 rides most days. The Museum is open slightly longer than the Lighthouse.
  • Very cool to see a piece of history in such a great preserved state. It’s like taking a step back in time when you enter the lighthouse. Very neat and very educational.

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