Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse, Solomons

4.7
#1 of 32 in Things to do in Calvert County
Must see · Lighthouse · Specialty Museum
In the Exhibition Building, you can touch 20-million year old fossils taken from Calvert Cliffs; discover the ever changing world of the Chesapeake Bay; and learn how humans shaped and changed this region over time, working its waters for survival and profit. Visit the Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses; see our outstanding small boat collection, take a ride on the Wm. B. Tennison, a log-built bugeye, and experience the Lore Oyster House, a restored oyster processing plant. Touch a horseshoe crab or Diamond Back Terrapin, see skates, rays, and small sharks cavort, and watch otters, Bubbles and Squeak, at play. Stroll the marsh walk and spy water snakes, great blue heron, osprey, and hermit crabs in their natural environment.

We are a community museum, established in 1970 by local residents determined to preserve the maritime heritage of Solomons Island. We are an educational museum, offering everything from the pre-school programs to Elderhostel. We are a research museum, renowned for documented discoveries in Miocene paleontology, and publications on local history based on original research. We are a relevant museum, staying in the forefront of environmental issues and offering a forum for public discourse on controversial topics. We are a partnering museum, actively pursuing opportunities such as the 1812 Grand Tactical that allows us to support and celebrate other institutions.

Visit the Museum Store for jewelry, books, home decor, toys and all kinds of unique gifts for people of all ages!
PutCalvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse into our Solomons trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Source
Create an itinerary including Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Calvert Marine Museum and Drum Point Lighthouse reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
416 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • This museum was excellent, and I was surprised! Really nice place...info about dinosaurs and fossils (from nearby Calvert Cliffs), and WWI Naval training operations (there was a base here...  more »
  • Had quite a bit of history to see and read about. Staff was friendly and museum clean and well kept.  more »
Google
  • Visited on 9-3-19 the staff were very friendly and I loved the lighthouse tour.
  • Spent a few hrs here. It was really interesting. Kids and I enjoyed it.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance