County museums present exhibits and programs that focus on the natural and cultural history of this area. There are two county museums: The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Maryland and the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum in Chesapeake Beach.
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Rich maritime history, local fossils and aquariums of life in the Chesapeake Bay come alive in the only museum on the East Coast that is home to two lighthouses. See skates and rays, hand-crafted model boats, marine engines, wood carvings, aquariums, fossils and Chesapeake work boats. Outdoor exhibits include a boat basin, river otter habitat and a salt marsh. Calvert Marine Museum Website
Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
4155 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 410-257-3892 Click to Email
The museum, the only surviving train depot building from the Chesapeake Beach Railway, shares the story of the Chesapeake Beach Railway and Amusement Park in the early 20th century. The railway was a direct route from Washington, D.C. to Chesapeake Beach and included steamship arrivals from Baltimore establishing the area as the new "Monte Carlo" of the east. Free admission.
Bayside History Museum (Municipality Site)
4025 4th St., P.O. Box 348, North Beach, MD 20714
Phone: 410-610-5970 Click to Email
Cultural history museum featuring exhibitions like Day at the Beach, Amusement Park at Chesapeake Beach, Camp Roosevelt (Maryland’s first permanent Boy Scout camp) and The Cottage. Visitors will also find information about Captain John Smith, Twin Beaches history and numerous seasonal exhibits. Bayside History Museum Website