Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, Solomons

4.7
#1 of 32 in Things to do in Calvert County
Must see · Lighthouse · Specialty Museum
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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  • I highly recommend a trip to this museum. Lots of very friendly, knowledgeable staff and aquatic animals. Space is very well organized for an easy self-guided tour.  more »
  • Nice variety of exhibits including local maritime history, live marine life, Drum Point lighthouse and the boat ride around the bay.  more »
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  • Visited on 9-3-19 the staff were very friendly and I loved the lighthouse tour.
  • Spent a few hrs here. It was really interesting. Kids and I enjoyed it.

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