Tag Archives: Chesapeake Bay

J. C. Lore and Sons Oyster House

Owned and operated by the Calvert Marine Museum
Phone: 410-326-2042 • Fax: 410-326-6691

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Visit this restored 1934 seafood packing house to learn about the boom and decline of the region’s commercial seafood industries. The exhibits explore all aspects of oyster processing – from receiving oysters at the dock to storing, chucking, washing, packing and shipping the product to markets across the region. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Drum Point Lighthouse

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

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Drum Point Lighthouse dominates the Calvert Marine Museum’s waterfront. This screwpile, cottage-type light is only one of three remaining from 45 that once served the Chesapeake Bay at the beginning of the 20th century.

Cove Point Lighthouse

3500 Lighthouse Blvd., Lusby 20657
Cove Point Lighthouse is owned and operated by the Calvert Marine Museum

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Tour history at the oldest continuously working lighthouse in Maryland. Built in 1828 by John Donahoo, the 40-foot brick tower is surmounted by an iron lantern containing a lens manufactured in Paris in 1897. Buildings at the Cove Point station include a 1901 fog signal building, a brick generator/fog signal building, green keeper’s home and a two-bedroom cottage. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Limited access for wheelchairs.

Three-, four- or seven-night rentals available in this beautifully renovated private bayfront site. Custom kitchens and all the conveniences of home. Wi-Fi included. Also available as a wedding/event site.

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.

Breezy Point Beach and Campground

5300 Breezy Point Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 410-535-0259 • Fax 410-535-2233

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This bay-front park featuring swimming, fishing, picnicking and seasonal and daily camping is the perfect getaway for daytrips. Campers can stay at a bay-front campsite all weekend or all week. No pets allowed on beach or in campground. Beach wheelchair available with prior notice.

Bayside History Museum

4025 4th Street, North Beach MD 20714
Phone: 410-495-8386

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The Bayside History Museum explains the role the Chesapeake Bay environment had in shaping the cultures of Bayside communities from prehistoric time to the present. Through research and interpretation of collections, the museum promotes stewardship of this heritage for future generations.