Historic Preservation

New Interactive Map of Calvert's History

Calvert County is filled with history, some of which may be closer that you think. Use the Calvert History Map, which combines multiple sources of historic information into one place. Explore roadside markers, National Historic Places, and historic architecture, along with video documentaries.

Virtual Tour of Mackall Road Now Available.

"Stories and Lives that Have Shaped Calvert County, Maryland" will be a series of virtual driving tours. "Heritage Tour, Part I: The Mackall Road Route" was chosen first because it was settled early during the Colonial period and had been home for thousands of years to Native American groups who hunted, fished, and later farmed here. The landscape along the tour can tell you much about the long history of Calvert County from early history, through the War of 1812, the tobacco economy and on up to the present.

Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm Master Plan

On December 14, 2010 the Board of County Commissioners adopted the Master Plan for development of the Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm.

Adaptive Reuse of Tobacco Barns Booklet

Tobacco barns in Southern Maryland are unique to our region and have a long history on our rural landscapes. The Southern Maryland Tobacco Consortium works to assist barn owners in finding ways to preserve tobacco barns and keep them in agricultural use so we do not lose them. Calvert County hosted an internship this summer, the product of which is this booklet, Adaptive Reuse of Tobacco Barns (PDF). We hope it is interesting and useful.

Annual Historic Preservation Awards

Nominations for 30th Annual Historic Preservation Awards in 2019 are now open! 2019 Awards Nomination Form (PDF)

The Historic District Commission recognizes those who received the 29th Annual Calvert County Historic Preservation Awards for their outstanding achievements and excellence in protecting and preserving Calvert County's cultural heritage.

The Historic Preservation Awards and recipients for 2018 were:

Project Award:

Restoration of Historic House in Huntingtown
Recipients: Golden Wolf, LLC

Service Award:

Recipient: Helen Rickert for Service in the history of Solomons United Methodist Church and Solomons

Education Award:

Recipients: Fran Armstrong for her role in Education at the Port Republic One-Room School

A Glimpse into the Past - Archeological Investigations of the Dunkirk Park and Ride

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is constructing a new park and ride lot in Dunkirk, MD. As part of the planning process, the MTA identified and recovered data from two National Register-eligible archaeology sites before they were destroyed.

View the Interpretive Summary (PDF)

Slide Shows

Heritage Committee Photography Contest Winners for 2014

Each year the Calvert County Heritage Committee sponsors a photography competition to support awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of Calvert County. View the contest winners and their photographs here.