|Welcome to the Museum Division of St. Mary's County!
We are the stewards of each of the sites listed below, each
with a unique history that is woven into the historical and
cultural fabric of St. Mary's, the Mother County of Maryland.
St. Clement's Island
- Site of the arrival of the first
Maryland colonists in 1634.
Island Museum - A distinct destination
interpreting Maryland's earliest history with the
colonial arrival at St. Clement's Island in 1634
bringing with them the concepts of religious toleration
and separation of church and state.
Lighthouse - Constructed in 1836, it is
one of only four in existence today on the Potomac
Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park - A
facility that offers interpretation of the historic
Piney Point Lighthouse, the U-1105 Black Panther
Shipwreck Dive Preserve, Potomac River maritime history,
American Schoolhouse - c. 1890 -
This recently preserved schoolhouse stands as a
testament to the importance of education in the African
American Community and their struggles in the days of
We invite you to explore our sites and
exciting opportunities by clicking on the links at the bottom.
Please visit our sites and gift shops, enjoy our programs and
special events, and discover our extensive research