Have Fun with the Family in Southern Maryland This Weekend, April 14-16, 2017

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on April 10, 2017

The Easter Bunny is hopping down the Bunny Trail, but until he arrives, you can enjoy one of these fun family-friendly events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, April 14-16, 2017.

Thomas Stone Historic Site Open for Tours this Weekend

Did you know one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was from Charles County?

The National Park Service invites you to learn the secrets of the Declaration of Independence at the home of Thomas Stone, one of Maryland’s signers. Activities include:

  • Free tours of Thomas Stone’s house are normally given on demand.
  • Watch a film and explore the exhibits in the Visitor Center.
  • Hike over two miles of trails through forests and fields, while passing historic plantation buildings and the Stone Family Cemetery.
  • Complete an assortment of Junior Ranger activities to earn badges, certificates, and other prizes.
  • Collect seven different National Park Passport Stamps.
  • Purchase books and souvenirs in the gift shop.

The tours will take place Thursday, April 13, through Sunday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The home is located at 6655 Rose Hill Road in Port Tobacco.

For more information, call 301-392-2776 or visit www.nps.gov/thst/index.htm. Follow the Thomas Stone National Historic Site on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ThomasStoneNationalHistoricSite/) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/thomasstonenhs)!

Visitors also encouraged to see the Historic Port Tobacco Courthouse, which is located only a few minutes from Thomas Stone National Historic Site. Learn about Thomas Stone’s community during the American Revolution, the Civil War, and into the 20th century. The courthouse is open Thursday, April 13, through Sunday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 8450 Commerce Street in Port Tobacco.

(Image via Thomas Stone National Historic Site on Facebook) 

Pax Museum Hosts Police, Fire, and Rescue Day!

Come meet the real life heroes of the Southern Maryland community!

Police, fire, and rescue vehicles and their crews will be at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum on Friday, April 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is located at 22156 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park.

Vehicles from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Bay District Volunteer Fire Department, Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department, and more will be on the flightline alongside the museum’s amazing flight test aircraft.

Regular admission includes access to all the exhibits, displays, and activities: $5/adults; $3/kids, students, seniors, and active duty military. PRNAM Association members are free.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/250033512125140/.

Hunt for Eggs at Calvert Marine Museum – with a Twist!

The Easter Bunny has never left eggs like this! The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons will hosts a Fossil Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Look for eggs with real fossils inside, hidden throughout the museum. New this year: Participants will be given a container for egg collection; no baskets are needed! After finishing the hunt, docents will identify your fossil finds. A follow-up activity will allow participants to “excavate” fossils using the tools of a paleontologist. These activities are planned for children ages 3 to 10.

For more information, visit http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/.

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