Patuxent Rural Museums

Patuxent Rural Museums

There are many places to choose from when visiting this site. Demonstrations, guided tours, and exhibits on 19th century rural life are available at the Duvall Tool Museum. A blacksmith shop was built by volunteers in 2001 and based on an actual blacksmith shop built around 1880. There is also a musuem about tobacco farming in Maryland from its initial use by Native Americans and to the modern day, as well as two actual buildings from the era of interest: Duckett Cabin, which was used by a tenant farmer, and a Sears-Roebuck house from 1923 that was meant to serve rural workers.