"St. Clements Island Museum" Coltons Point Things to Do Tip by grandmaR

Coltons Point Things to Do: 7 reviews and 22 photos

  Ark and Dove models
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  • Ark and Dove models - Coltons Point
      Ark and Dove models
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  • Blackistone light - Coltons Point
      Blackistone light
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  • Henry the 8th and his wives - Coltons Point
      Henry the 8th and his wives
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  • Granddaughter looking at baby carriage - Coltons Point
      Granddaughter looking at baby carriage
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  • Record of settlement of the colony - Coltons Point
      Record of settlement of the colony
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We took our Virginia friends to this museum. They were surprised at the different interpretation of the history in Maryland from what they had been taught in Virginia. At that time it was free.

When I went with my granddaughter there was an admission charge $3 adults, $1.50 Children 6 - 18, Free Children 5 and under.

The Museum explains the English history that preceded the voyage to Maryland (there's a display of the wives of Henry the 8th - photo 3) in the 16th and 17th centuries. George Calvert, the First Lord Baltimore, wanted to found a colony incorporating religious tolerance and his son Leonard carried out his idea.

The Ark and The Dove departed from the Isle of Wight in England on the feast day of St. Clement, the patron saint of mariners and crossed the Atlantic Ocean. The museum has a copy of Father Andrew White's written account of the voyage and landing on St. Clement's Island.

The Potomac Room has a model of the Blackistone Lighthouse (photo 2) which has been reconstructed by volunteers on St. Clement's Island along with the industries of hunting, crabbing, fishing and oystering.

Address: 38370 Point Breeze Road, Colton’s Point, Maryland
Directions: I-495/95 to Exit 7a (Rte 5 South to Waldorf). Follow Rte 5 to Mechanicsville where it will bear right toward Leonardtown. Follow Rte 5 South to Morganza and turn right onto Rte 242 South to the end at Colton’s Point. Follow Museum parking signs
Phone: 301-769-2222

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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