Calvert Marine Museum
Established in 1970 and moved to its current location in 1975, the Calvert Marine Museum dedicates itself to the culture as well as natural history of Southern Maryland. Exhibits describe the history of those who have lived on the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River from the colonial period to the present. The museum's collection of War of 1812 artifacts is particularly engaging, as they tell the story of the hopeless fight that Commodore Joshua Barney, a retired Revolutionary War hero, waged against the more heavily armed British in the waters of the Chesapeake. In addition to viewing exhibits, visitors can stroll the boat basin and marsh walk, or see a woodcarving and model boat shop.