Places to Visit in Southern Calvert

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Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

13470 Dowell Road, P.O. Box 99, Dowell, MD 20629
Phone: 410-326-4640     Email Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

Located just outside Solomons, Annmarie Garden features a walking path meandering through woods past works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution along with other artful surprises, a children’s natural play space and native gardens. The center hosts exhibits, a unique gift shop, Nature Nook and the artLAB, a creative re-use space. All ages will enjoy events and festivals, hands-on activities, public art programs and a beautiful setting. Pet friendly (leashed) excluding special events.      
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center Website
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Tire playground at Calvert Cliffs

Calvert Cliffs State Park [accessible][pet friendly]

10540 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 443-975-4360  Email Calvert Cliffs State Park

Hike through this 1,460-acre wooded state park to the majestic Calvert Cliffs on the Chesapeake Bay. Formed over 15 million years ago, the cliffs contain more than 600 species of fossils. Ideal for hiking, picnicking, fishing and fossil hunting. Two-mile walk to the beach. Large tire playground. Information available for pavilion rentals, youth camping or hunting. Limited wheelchair access.
Calvert Cliffs State Park Website
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Calvert County Farmers Market - Lusby
Sneade's Ace Home Center
11861 HG Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-535-4583 Email
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Market is on Saturdays morning from May to September.

Children looking at otters at the Calvert Marine Museum

Calvert Marine Museum

14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-2042

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
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Calvert Marine Museum Gift Shop

14200 S Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-2042

Family-friendly museum that offers live animal, fossils, interactive exhibits, daily activities, and a furnished cottage-style lighthouse-something for every age. 
Calvert Marine Museum Website

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carmen’s gallery

14550 S. Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-2549  Email carmen’s gallery

carmen's gallery offers the best of everything when it comes to art and framing. We strive for perfection. Our art comes not only from the Chesapeake Bay region, but from talented artists worldwide. You will find paintings, etchings, watercolors, sculptures and ceramics as well as unique functional art for your home, such as art lamps, bird houses and more. Our jewelry is exquisite, hand crafted, one-of-a-kind wearable art. 
carmen's gallery Website

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Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Visitor Center

200 Farren Ave., P.O. Box 38, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-7443

As part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Visitor Center offers guests the chance to explore exhibits highlighting the health of the Chesapeake Bay, exciting research being pioneered by CBL scientists, and an oyster reef community aquarium.
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Visitor Center Website
Chesapeake Biological Laboratory – Free Public Seminars
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Golf Cart on the course at Chesapeake Hills

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course
11352 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-326-4653  Email Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

This 18-hole, par 72 county owned course is just minutes from Solomons. Undulating fairways, elevation changes, water hazards and doglegs make this a favorite. Amenities include driving range, pro shop, lessons and a snack bar.    
Chesapeake Hills Golf Course Website

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Chesapeake Marketplace and Auction House

5015 St. Leonard Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-586-3725  Email Chesapeake Marketplace and Auction House

100 shops which include antiques, collectibles, lovely gifts, local crafts, ceramics, used books, used furniture and more!
Chesapeake Marketplace and Auction House Website

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Chesapeake's Bounty

6415 Saint Leonard Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-586-3881

Farm fresh foods from the Chesapeake Bay region.
Chesapeake's Bounty Website

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Cove Point Lighthouse

3500 Lighthouse Blvd., Lusby, MD 20657

Experience history at Maryland's oldest continuously working lighthouse. Grounds include the lighthouse tower built in 1828, a 1901 fog signal building and visitor center. The six-bedroom keeper’s home is available as a high-end vacation rental and special events venue. The grounds are open during specific hours and are free to tour. A museum interpreter is on site. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Limited wheelchair access.              
Cove Point Lighthouse Website
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Playground at Cove Point Park
Cove Point Park

750 Cove Point Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-394-6248

This outdoor center features an eight-lane lap pool with a 1-meter and a half-meter diving board, a zero-entry wading pool with play features, a leisure pool with play features including four waterslides and a concession stand. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Reservations are required for groups of 20 or more.
Cove Point Park Website
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Cove Point Park Dog Park

750 Cove Point Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-394-6248

Dog park located at Cove Point Park. Please follow all dog park rules and regulations.
Dog Parks Website
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Cove Point Pool water slides

Cove Point Pool

750 Cove Point Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-394-6248

This outdoor center features an eight-lane lap pool with a 1-meter and a half-meter diving board, a zero-entry wading pool with play features, a leisure pool with play features including four waterslides and a concession stand. Children under 13 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Reservations are required for groups of 20 or more.
Cove Point Pool Website
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Cove Point Winery

755 Cove Point Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-326-0949 or 301-342-0949

Cove Point Winery, a boutique winery, obtains grapes and juice from growers all over Maryland, from its vineyard and other regions. The winery produces a variety of wines and ciders that both the non-wine drinker and the connoisseur will enjoy.
Cove Point Winery Website

Boat by the dock and water

Dee of St. Mary's Dockside Tours 
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-2042 ext. 8083
Saturdays, through October 28, 2023; 1 - 4 p.m. 

Step aboard the museum's sailing skipjack for an up-close tour of her 56 ft. deck with crew members during the off season. Learn how watermen dredge for oysters, hoist the sails, and navigate the waterways of the Chesapeake. Included with museum admission.  
Dee of St. Mary's Dockside Tours Website

Drum Point Lighthouse and a boat on the water

Drum Point Lighthouse

14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-2042

Constructed in 1883 at Drum Point to mark the entrance to the Patuxent River, this screwpile cottage-type light is one of only three remaining from 45 that once served the Chesapeake Bay at the beginning of the 20th century. Decommissioned in 1962, the lighthouse has been beautifully restored, complete with furnishings of the early 20th century. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Included in admission to the Calvert Marine Museum
Drum Point Lighthouse Website

Kids playing on the beach at Flag Ponds
Flag Ponds Nature Park
1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-586-1477 or 410-535-5327

The park includes sandy beaches, freshwater ponds and views of Calvert Cliffs, along with hiking trails, fossil hunting, observation platforms, wetlands boardwalk, Observation pier and visitors center with wildlife exhibits. Picnic tables and grills are provided. Limited wheelchair access. Reservations are required for groups of 30 or more. Dogs on leash permitted. Hours vary by season.

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Grandmother's Store

13892 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD 20629
Phone: 410-326-3366 Email Grandmother’s Store

Grandmother's Store Antique Center is located in a former general store and post office building.

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Grandmothers Too at Harmon House Shoppes 

Harmon House Shoppes 
14560 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688 
Phone: 410-326-6848 
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Grandmothers Too can be found in Harmon House Shoppes on the Solomons boardwalk.

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Hooked Crafts & Apparel

14575 Solomons Island Road S, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 240-925-7675  Email Hooked Crafts & Apparel

Handmade gifts, home décor, jewelry, seasonal gifts, Solomons apparel and more.
Hooked Crafts & Apparel Website

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Imaginarium Indoor Playspace

13660 HG Truman Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-449-6937

Imaginarium is Southern Maryland's first modern indoor play space dreamed of and designed by a local teacher. Enjoy a 6,000 sq. ft. hands-on, interactive, and drop-in play based center for children aged 1-10.     
Imaginarium Indoor Playspace Website

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Inner Equinox

14560 S Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-6586 Email Inner Equinox

Members of our community who have joined Inner Equinox in the quest to bring peace, joy, wholeness, health and wellness to mind body and spirit.  
Inner Equinox Website

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Island Bingo

13956 H.G Trueman Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-9090 Email Island Bingo

Bingo hall located in the Patuxent Shopping Plaza in Solomons, MD.  
Island Bingo Website

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J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House

14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688

Visit this restored 1934 seafood packing house to learn about the boom and decline of the region’s commercial seafood industries. The exhibits explore all aspects of oyster processing, from receiving oysters at the dock to storing, shucking, washing, packing and shipping the product to markets across the region. The oyster house is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Open free, May through September. Check museum website for schedule.
J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House Website
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Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-586-8538 Email Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

Nearly 70 archaeological sites on the property reflect more than 8,000 years of human occupation. Included are a visitor center, exhibit barn, gift shop, hiking trails, a re-created Indian Village and canoe/kayak launch. Also on the grounds is the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. Call about scheduling a tour of the facility. 
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Website
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New Direction Community Theater

Performing at Long Beach Community Building
5845 Calvert Blvd., St. Leonard, MD 20685 Email New Direction Community Theater

Theater group produces three shows a season. Check the website for show schedule. 
New Direction Community Theater Website

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No Thyme to Cook

14624 S. Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 443-404-5500  Email No Thyme to Cook

Southern Maryland's home for events. Come. Learn. Eat. Stir up your inner chef with our fun events overlooking Solomons Harbor.   
No Thyme to Cook Website

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Perigeaux Vineyard & Winery

8650 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-586-2710  Email Perigeaux Vineyard & Winery  

Perigeaux produces award-winning Bordeaux-style red and white wines crafted from grapes grown in the estate vineyards. A tasting room is nestled in the middle of the four vineyards and the grounds can accommodate celebrations of up to 250 guests. Weekends feature live music and guided winery tours with the winemakers. 
Perigeaux Vineyard & Winery Website

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Scuba Center and Outdoor Rec 
13876 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-449-8389  Email Scuba Center and Outdoor Rec

A full-service water adventure center for scuba diving, snorkeling and paddle boarding featuring scuba lessons, dive trips, air fills, dive equipment rental and sales. Other water-related accessories available.
Scuba Center and Outdoor Rec Website

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Sherry’s Little Shop

50515 Saint Leonard Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-231-2649

Collectibles, vintage Items, gently used goods, furniture, unusual items and much more!
Sherry’s Little Shop Website

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SMILE Thrift Store 
10290 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-326-0009  Email SMILE Thrift Store

Offers a wide variety of products generously donated by members of the local community including women's clothes, maternity wear, children's clothes, men's clothes, furniture, home decor, appliances, toys, exercise equipment and much more. 
SMILE Thrift Store Website

Solomons Town Center Park playground equipment with snow on the ground

Solomons Town Center Park
13320 Dowell Road, Dowell, MD 20629

Located in Dowell, includes a playground, sports fields, picnic areas and a walking path. Hours vary by season.    
Solomons Town Center Park Website
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Solomons Visitor Center
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-2042

Located inside Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, MD. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wheelchair icon with the word Accessible


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The Blue Shell Gifts & Décor

14510 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-610-3322

Featuring home décor, glassware, soaps and balms, jewelry, bags and purses, nautical and Solomons Island-themed gifts. 
The Blue Shell Gifts & Décor Website

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The SPOT Thrift Shop

4860 Saint Leonard Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-562-6516

Thrift store featuring clothing, jewelry, household goods and much more.  
The SPOT Thrift Shop Facebook Page

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Timeless Antiques

4902 St. Leonard, St. Leonard, MD
Phone: 443-432-3271

Local antiques, tools and collectibles located in St. Leonard, Maryland. Shop local right here in Calvert County.
Timeless Antiques Website

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Wm. B. Tennison Cruises
Located at the Calvert Marine Museum Dock
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-2042, ext. 8083

Enjoy a leisurely hour on the river with a relaxing sightseeing cruise. On your cruise, you will sail the Solomons inner harbor, see Solomons Island and the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, pass underneath the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge and turn back at Pt. Patience and the Naval Recreation Center. All cruises are weather permitting.    
Wm. B. Tennison Cruises Website
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Ye Ole Cutlery & Gift Shop

5015 Saint Leonard Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-326-0641

A unique store of specialty gifts, cutlery and sports items.  
Ye Ole Cutlery & Gift Shop Website