Tag Archives: Chesapeake Bay Gateways

Calvert Marine Museum

14200 Solomons Island Rd. • PO Box 97, Solomons 20688
Phone: 410-326-2042 • Fax: 410-326-6691

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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.

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Visitor Center (CBL)

1 William Street • PO Box 38, Solomons 20688
Phone: 410-326-7443 • Fax: 410-326-7438

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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.

Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum

4155 Mears Ave. • PO Box 1227, Chesapeake Beach 20732
Phone: 410-257-3892

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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.

Calvert Cliffs State Park

10540 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby 20657
Phone: 301-743-7613 • Fax 301-743-9405

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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.

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick 20678
Phone: 410-535-5327 • Fax 410-414-3473

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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.