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PO Box 97
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
P: 410-326-2042
F: 410-326-6691

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Visiting the
Calvert Marine Museum

Looking for a good family day trip in the Washington D.C. Metro Area? Then The Calvert Marine Museum is the place for you. Located in Solomons, Maryland at the mouth of the Patuxent River, we offer fun, hands-on experiences in a beautiful setting. Browse our web site and learn all there is to see and do. We can’t wait to meet you.


The Calvert Marine Museum is located on State Route 2 in Solomons, Calvert County, Southern Maryland, twenty miles south of Prince Frederick, and about an hour and fifteen minutes from Washington D.C.

Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688

By car:

From Washington, D.C. - Take State Route 4 South from the Washington Beltway to State Route 2-4 to Solomons.

From Baltimore - Take Interstate 97 south from the Baltimore Beltway, to Route 2 South. Continue south on Route 2-4 to Solomons.

You can also take I-97 south to the Aris T. Allen Boulevard exit (Route 665), then follow signs for Solomons Island, Route 2 South. Go south on Route 2, following signs for Prince Frederick. Route 2 will join with Route 4 - make a left from Route 2 onto Route 2-4 South. Follow Route 2-4 South to Solomons.

Once in Solomons, stay in the right lane of Route 2-4. It will exit to Route 2, passing under the Thomas Johnson Bridge. Make a left at the stop sign, drive approximately 200 yards, and the museum will be right in front of you.

From Richmond - Take U.S. Route 301 north into Maryland, then State Route 234 east to State Route 5, south on State Route 5 passing Leonardtown, left on State Route 4 across the Thomas Johnson Bridge (lower Patuxent River Bridge), exit onto State Rute 2 at the north end of the bridge, turn right at the stop sign, and in approximately 500 feet the museum will be on your left.

The nearest airports are Washington Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. and Baltimore Washington International (BWI). There is no convenient public transportation available from the airports.


Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Holidays: The museum will be closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.


Senior Citizens
(55 and older)................$7.00
Children ages 5 to 12.....$4.00
Children under 5............FREE
CMMS members...........FREE

*Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

Click here for information on Wm. B. Tennison hours and fees.

Group Rates are available by calling with two weeks advanced notice.