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Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center

13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons 20688
Mailing Address: PO Box 99, Dowell 20629
Phone: 410-326-4640 • Fax 410-326-4887

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Annmarie Garden, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a sculpture park and arts center located in scenic Solomons. Enjoy an exquisite collection of outdoor sculpture, much of it on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. The Arts Center features rotating exhibits, art classes, and gift shop. With a busy calendar of programs, special events and classes, visitors will enjoy exploring this exceptional attraction.

Calvert County

Calvert County
Discover uncommon adventure and unspoiled beauty just a short drive from our nation’s capital.  Take a trip to where time really does move a little more slowly.  Hunt for 15 million-year-old fossils, climb the steps of historic lighthouses, visit museums, experience festivals and eat savory seafood.  There’s always something to enjoy in Calvert County.


St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County


Maryland begins here!  For over 350 years, Maryland’s first colony has been welcoming adventurers!  Discover a 17th-century “city,” climb to the top of a Potomac River lighthouse, get lost in a Tidewater sunset.  Shop and dine in historic Leonardtown or take a crab feast cruise on the Chesapeake Bay.

About St. Mary’s

This Chesapeake Bay destination is brimming with history, outdoor fun, vibrant culture — and passionate people eager to share it all with you. Just a short drive from Washington, D.C., discover the mid-Atlantic’s best kept travel secret.

Wide-Open to Water

Cradled by the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, St. Mary’s is a peninsula with a 500-mile shoreline to explore. Here, you’ll find five water-based state parks, numerous water trails, abundant opportunities to fish, camp and hike—and of course, fabulous seafood to savor.

Eventful History and Scenic Pleasures

This fertile location destined the area for an eventful history.Tis is Maryland’s birthplace. The story of Maryland’s early beginnings unfolds at the area’s colonial sites while its maritime heritage comes to life at its four lighthouses and its waterside communities. The rural landscape holds its own pleasures of afternoon drives, scenic cycling, and farm and winery rambles.

Fresh, Local and Fun

Thanks to the presence of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station–the U.S. Navy’s premiere site for military aviation testing–today’s St. Mary’s has a young population with a high-tech ethos and a drive to live healthy, eat well and play hard. Restaurants with an eye for what’s fresh and local, historic towns with a trendy edge, fun weekend events and even some topflight motor sports venues keep things interesting.

Absolutely Affordable

You’ll find hundreds of great places to visit and as many warm and engaging people to meet when you do. And, because St. Mary’s is so close, it’s also affordable. St. Mary’s makes a great daytrip or weekend getaway without breaking the bank. Real places. Real people. Real close!

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