Young child enjoys watching one of the Calvert Marine Museum’s famous otters.
A selection of models at the Calvert Marine Museum
illustrating different boats that have traveled the Chesapeake Bay.
14200 Solomons Island Rd. • PO Box 97, Solomons 20688
Phone: 410-326-2042 • Fax: 410-326-6691
The Calvert Marine Museum is the only museum on the East Coast that is home to two lighthouses, rich maritime history and diversity of life in the Chesapeake Bay come alive. See a skates and rays exhibit, models, paintings, woodcarvings, aquariums, fossils and boats. Outdoor exhibits include a boat basin, river otter habitat and a recreated salt marsh.
The Visitor Center
at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory has free admission, free tours, and free parking.
1 William Street • PO Box 38, Solomons 20688
Phone: 410-326-7443 • Fax: 410-326-7438
Founded by zoologist Reginald Truitt in 1925 on land donated by the people of Solomons, this is the oldest state-supported marine laboratory on the East Coast. A part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, CBL allows visitors to experience the scientific atmosphere of the research facility, learn about the ecology and natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay and the important contributions made by CBL scientists to our environmental heritage.
The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum features collections related to the Chesapeake Beach Railway and the towns and resorts of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach that attracted regional visitors from 1900 to 1935.
4155 Mears Ave. • PO Box 1227, Chesapeake Beach 20732
The Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum shares the story of the Chesapeake Beach Railway and Amusement Park in the early 20th century. Photos and artifacts show summer crowds enjoying the beach and ride on the railroad. The Museum building is the only surviving station from the old Railway. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Early morning light casts a golden glow onto the cliffs.
Calvert Cliffs are a favorite place to go for a walk on the beach.
Low tide offers visitors an opportunity to search for sharks teeth at certain times of the day.
10540 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby 20657
Phone: 301-743-7613 • Fax 301-743-9405
Hike through this 1,460-acre wooded state park to the majestic Calvert Cliffs on the Chesapeake Bay. Formed over 15 million years ago, the cliffs contain over 600 species of fossils. Ideal for hiking, picnicking, fishing and fossil hunting. Two-mile walk to the beach. Large tire park. Information available for pavilion rentals, youth camping or hunting. Limited wheelchair access.
Discover something new during every visit.
These trees have knees!
Visitors stopping to look at the swamp’s native plants and wildlife.
2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick 20678
Phone: 410-535-5327 • Fax 410-414-3473
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, a 100-acre ecological sanctuary, includes the northernmost naturally occurring stand of bald cypress trees in America. A nature trail features an elevated boardwalk. The Nature Center houses live animals and exhibits. Classes, demonstrations, field trips and special programs are offered throughout the year. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.