Step back in time to relive life in the early 1800s: experience militray tactical demonstrations and reenactments, military camp life, live entertainment, historical crafts and trades, music, dancing, food, drinks, hands-on activities, and more.
In 1814, war reached the shores of Southern Maryland. At the mouth of St. Leonard Creek, on property that is now part of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, Maryland’s largest naval engagement occurred. This living history event puts you in the middle of life in Southern Maryland during this time.
Stay for "Tavern Night" : That evening experience “Patterson’s Pint” full of the sights and sounds of an 1800s tavern featuring entertainment, games, food, and drink! (6pm)
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, State Museum of Archaeology: 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River in Calvert County, Maryland, more than 65 identified archaeological sites, and 9,000 years of documented human occupation.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) is a place full of secrets waiting to be unearthed. Whether you come to hike our miles of trails, explore our Visitor Center full of interactive exhibits, or to enjoy one of our educational programs or events, you will leave with a greater appreciation for the land and the people who once lived here. JPPM is also the home of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), which houses over 8 million artifacts.