There’s no excuse to be bored in Southern Maryland. Spend a day on the water, or tour a historic site. Pick fresh local produce at one of the region’s you-pick farms, or browse a farmer’s market. Take your bike out for a ride, or go for a swim at the beach. Southern Maryland has it all!
Perhaps no county is more connected to the Chesapeake Bay than Calvert County. One whole side of the county borders the bay, and opportunities to boat, fish, or crab abound. Learn about the bay, its marine life, and its local history at the Calvert Marine Museum. Hike out to the bay at Calvert Cliffs State Park and search for unique shells and shark teeth. Enjoy unique art and sculpture in the great outdoors at Annmarie Garden. And when your day is done, relax at one of the many restaurants and bars along the water in Solomons.
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Don’t let the busyness of the 301 corridor in Charles County fool you: It’s one of the oldest counties in Maryland and steeped in history. You can tour the home of Dr. Samuel Mudd, the doctor who treated John Wilkes Booth after he shot President Lincoln. Or, learn about the history of Port Tobacco, one of the oldest towns on the East Coast, at the Port Tobacco Courthouse. Once you’ve learned the history, cheer on the home team – the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs! The professional baseball team plays at the Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf.
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St. Mary’s County
Maryland was founded here, so no visit to St. Mary’s County is complete without a visit to Historic St. Mary’s City, a living history museum that takes visitors back in time to the first Roman Catholic settlement in the new world, and St. Clement’s Island, Maryland’s first capital. Or, get a wide view of the Potomac River at the Piney Point Lighthouse at the far southern tip of the county. You can also tour Sotterley Plantation to learn more about the county’s Civil War history and the families who called the plantation home. Want something faster? Learn about the county’s aviation history at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Looking for even more speed? Perhaps the fast cars at the Maryland International Raceway will get your blood pumping.