Uncover Southern Maryland’s History This Weekend, July 19-21, 2019

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on July 15, 2019

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about digging for fossils or artifacts, this is the weekend to get out in Southern Maryland! Two local sites are hosting educational digs while a third challenges you to solve historic puzzles to break out. Check out these three events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, July 19-21, 2019.

Can You Get Out of the “Escape Farm”?

Can you escape the farm before it’s too late?

If you want to do an escape room but you’re a bit claustrophobic, you’ll want to be in Accokeek this weekend! The National Colonial Farm is hosting an Escape Farm event on Friday, July 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. The farm is located at 3400 Bryan Point Road in Accokeek.

The event challenges participants investigate the National Colonial Farm’s historic houses and gardens to uncover clues and solve historical puzzles. Will you be able to repair your broken time machine before time runs out?

Cost is $25 per person; groups may have up to 10 people. You must book at least 24 hours in advance.

Can’t make it this weekend? Escape Farm returns to the farm on Fridays in July and August: July 26 and Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30.

For more information or to register, visit https://accokeekfoundation.org/events/escape-farm/.

(Image via Accokeek Foundation on Facebook.)

Historic St. Mary’s City Hosts Archaeology Weekend

You can help uncover the past at one of the nation’s best-preserved colonial sites!

Historic St. Mary’s City’s Tidewater Archaeology Weekend will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

During the event, you can also take a guided tour of excavation sites and take advantage of a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory.

Cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for youth, and free for kids younger than 5 and Friends members.

For more information, call 240-895-4990, email [email protected], or visit https://hsmcdigshistory.org/.

(Image via Historic St. Mary’s City on Facebook.)

Find and Identify Fossils at Cove Point Lighthouse

Learn how to find and identify fossils this weekend!

The Calvert Marine Museum will host a Fossil Field Experience event several Saturdays this summer and fall at the Cove Point Lighthouse, which is located at 3500 Lighthouse Blvd. in Lusby. The event will take place
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 17, Sept. 14, and Oct. 19. Pre-registration is required. The July 20 date is full.

Trained guides will show participants where to find fossils and how to identify them. They will also explain the secrets the fossils hold about earth’s prehistory.

Cost is $20 per person age 8 and older and includes museum admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, call 410-326-2042 x41 or visit http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

(Image via Calvert Marine Museum website.)

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