Escape to Solomons at the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. When commercial oyster canning was big business, the village of Solomons was a bustling place. Now, Solomons is seeing new life as visitors search for a taste of the “old” Chesapeake.
Start the day with a visit to the Calvert Marine Museum, which traces the rich maritime history and diversity of the Chesapeake Bay. Climb to the top of the Drum Point Lighthouse, a screwpile, cottage-type lighthouse beautifully restored. Accessible via shuttle from the museum, you can tour a piece of history at Cove Point Lighthouse, the oldest continuously working light in Maryland. To truly appreciate the setting and Solomons, take a leisurely cruise around the island in the Calvert Marine Museum’s “bug eye”, the Wm. B. Tennison. Back on shore, walk into the village for lunch at a waterside restaurant, then stroll along the Riverwalk that borders the Patuxent and wander through the gift shops and galleries. The last stop is a visit to Annmarie Garden, a thirty acre sculpture park and arts center. Enjoy an exquisite collection of outdoor sculpture, much of it on loan from the Smithsonian Institute. The new Arts Center features rotating exhibits, a gift shop and café. With a busy calendar of programs, special events, and art classes, you will enjoy exploring this exceptional park.