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St. Clement’s Island Museum

38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, MD20626
Phone: 301-769-2222  •  www.stmarysmd.com/recreate/museums

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The museum’s exhibits and new orientation film trace the history of St. Clement’s Island and the English colonization in Maryland with emphasis on the landing of the first 140 colonists on near-by St. Clements Island in 1634.  The museum also holds artifacts that tell the story of life on the Potomac River in earlier times.  On the grounds is a 19th-century one-room school used until the 1960s and relocated from nearby Charlotte Hall.  Maryland Civil War Trails Site.  The museum has a pier and docking facilities, and offers seasonal water taxi service to the island, weather permitting.  Also visit the reconstructed Blackistone Lighthouse on St. Clements Island. Group and student tours available.  Call for dates of water taxi service and Blackistone Lighthouse tours.

Greenwell State Park

25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone: 301-872-5688 or 301-872-5389
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/greenwell.asp
http://greenwellfoundation.org

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Greenwell offers nearly 600 acres, 10 miles of trails, and 2 miles of waterfront along the Patuxent with an accessible 50 foot pier.  Kayak/canoe launch sites, beach and picnic areas throughout.  Wheelchair accessible facilities include the Pavilion and Knott Lodge (an overnight facility for up to 16 guests).  Historic Rosedale Manor, the Chapel and gardens can be reserved for weddings and special events.  Horseback riding programs, summer camps and special events are offered.

Summerseat Farm

26655 Three Notch Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Phone: 301-373-6607  •  www.summerseat.org

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With a history dating back to the late 17th century, Summerseat is a 120-acre working farm with a Queen-Anne style house, outbuildings including meat and dairy houses, barns and gardens.  Summerseat breeds the only publicly accessible herd of American Buffalo in the region.  The farm has other animals, a vineyard and trails including a Bluebird trail.  Tables and a gazebo are available for picnickers. Check the website for special programs, events, and facilities rental information.

Sotterley Plantation

44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone: 301-373-2280  •  www.sotterley.org

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Overlooking the scenic Patuxent River, the plantation encompasses nearly 100 acres of open fields, gardens, and shoreline.  Sotterley Plantation is the sole surviving Tidewater plantation in Maryland that is fully interpreted and open to the public.  Construction of the now rare “earth-fast” main dwelling began in the early 1700s.  The house grew over time into a rambling residence featuring fine period woodwork.  Highlights include the shell alcoves in the drawing room and the hall staircase. Over 20 outbuildings are part of the site’s 300 plus year evolution including a Customs Warehouse, Smoke House, and an original Slave Cabin dating to the 1830s.  The site also features a museum shop and nature trails.  Accessible by water, call for information.

Historic St. Mary’s City

18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686
Phone: 240-895-4990  •  http://www.hsmcdigshistory.org

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Historic St. Mary’s City is an outdoor museum located on the site of Maryland’s first colony and first capital.  The museum protects one of the nation’s finest colonial archaeology sites.  Decades of research are the foundation of living history exhibits assembled across the landscape.  Highlights include the Town Center, where visitors may tour Smith’s Ordinary, a 17th-century forbearer of the modern hotel, and the Print House, where they will hear the story of the first printer south of Boston.  Nearby, the Woodland Indian Hamlet details the lives of the Yaocomaco Indians who assisted the first colonists.  The Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation is a working farm with first-person interpreters and heirloom livestock.  The Maryland Dove, a working representation of the square-rigged vessel that carried Lord Baltimore’s original expedition to Maryland is moored on the St. Mary’s River, which appears much as it was 375 years ago.  Discover Maryland’s legacy of liberty at the Brick Chapel, a symbol of the colony’s early practice of religious toleration, and the St. John’s Site Museum, which encloses the excavation of the house where the state’s first legislators met.  There is also a Visitor Center with exhibits, a museum shop, and a network of trails.  Accessible by water, call for information.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center

2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury MD
Phone: 301-743-5159  •  www.mattawomanart.org

Mattawoman Creek Art Center is located at Smallwood State Park and offers monthly exhibits, studio rentals, facility rental and a gift shop. Visit the website for specific exhibit information, programming workshops, lectures, demonstrations, films, and seminars with professional artists for participants of all ages, levels of experience, and artistic involvement.

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.