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Near this spot in the early 20th century, steam trains from The Chesapeake Beach Railway discharged passengers from Washington DC. They arrived with great expectations for a busy day enjoying the many amusements of the beach and park. The park off…
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This railroad station, erected in 1898-1899, is the original eastern terminus of the Chesapeake Beach Railway. The f…
Instead of this peaceful scene in front of you, imagine the air. hazy with smoke brightened by the flare of gunfire and rockets. Hear booming cannons, screaming rockets, yelling and shouting. Right here at the mouth of St. Leonard Creek is' where …
The Chesapeake has long been a place to enjoy. This small waterside bath house came complete with men's and ladies' changing rooms, electricity and plumbing, Unusual for any structure in this part of Calvert County in the early 1930s. This was Mr.…
Here, where St. Leonard Creek meets the Patuxent River, people lived and events took place that helped shape the region's — and America's — history.
Look downriver towards Solomons and see the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge in the dis…
Built in 1828.
British warships blockaded the mouth of the Patuxent River after the Chesapeake Flotilla and Royal Navy skirmished off Cedar Point to the south June 1, 1814. Drum Point to the north served as a major British anchorage. The British made mischief in…
The point to the north protruding into the river is appropriately called "Point Patience" as it was difficult to maneuver around in the era of sail. The south side of the point provided good anchorage, visibility, protection from other s…
JPPM archaeologists had long known that a stone house foundation, overgrown with weeds, sat in the woods in front of you. But who had lived there was a mystery. Then in 1996, two former local residents—-Daniel and Minnie Octavia Gross Brown&…
The Maryland Archaeological Conservation (MAC) Laboratory is a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation and collections facility. Opened in 1998, the Lab holds the State's archaeological artifact collections. In the labs, the often f…