Southern Maryland

Port Tobacco Players - Dedicated to continuing the tradition of providing quality theater to the citizens of Southern Maryland, the Port Tobacco Players perform five to six shows per year season on their main stage in La Plata and countless road productions with their Encore and Children's Encore touring companies.

Sotterley Plantation - It is the only remaining Tidewater Plantation in Maryland that is open to the public with a full range of visitor activities and educational programs. Sotterley's significant architecture features the early 18th-century Manor House, a rare slave cabin, and a full array of outbuildings set amidst seventy acres of rolling fields, gardens and riverfront.

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House - The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum was the home of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, the country doctor who set the broken leg of John Wilkes Booth. Booth fractured his leg as he leaped from the presidential box at Fordís Theatre after shooting President Lincoln on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. The house is open to the public and tours are provided by costumed docents.

Mattawoman Creek Art Center - A place to celebrate the visual arts in a natural setting of serene beauty. Two galleries and artists' studios.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum - Visitors can investigate thousands of years of human history by touring archaeological sites and trails, acres of working farmland, restored farm buildings and museum exhibits, and by attending educational programs.

Patuxent Environmental & Aquatic Research Laboratory - Private, non-profit institution expands knowledge of nature through discovery and inspiration. Tours and hand-on activities available by appointment.

Bayside History Museum - Explore the role of the Chesapeake Bay environment in shaping the culture of bayside communities at the Bayside History Museum.

Budds Creek Motocross Park - Nestled in the forest of Southern Maryland, Budds Creek is a world-caliber Motocross track. Its natural terrain and scenic beauty have seen races including the USGP, along with 125/250/500 National events. The park also hosts numerous amateur Motocross, and hare scrambles races throughout the year.

American Chestnut Land Trust - Nature trails, organized bird, flower and tree hikes, picnic facilities, canoe trips, an arboretum and more.

Chesapeake Beach Water Park - Eight water slides, fountains, waterfalls, a lagoon, kids' activity pool, water volleyball area, and more treat everyone to a cool time.

Cove Point Lighthouse - Built in 1828, one of the oldest continuously working lighthouses in Maryland. On the National Register of Historic Places. Tours provided by Calvert Marine Museum.

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory - The oldest state-supported marine laboratory on the United States East Coast and a part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The Visitor's Center contains a varied mix of permanent and changing exhibits designed to impart the most up-to-date information about the research efforts undertaken by its scientists.

Calvert Marine Museum - A public, non-profit, educational, regionally oriented museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, and interpretation of the culture and natural history of Southern Maryland. The Museum features various exhibits including paleontology, lighthouses, ships and boats.

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum - This museum is the nationís only museum dedicated to naval aviation research, development, testing, and evaluation. Exhibits include the 'Iron Maiden', the rubber airplane, the unmanned 'Pioneer', and 17 pieces of aircraft.

Piscataway Indian Museum and Resource Center - Museum shows the life of Native Americans before European contact. Special events include an annual powwow.

Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Park - The oldest lighthouse on Potomac River, built in 1836. Complex offers pier, picnic facilities, boardwalk, museum, gift shop, historic wooden boats exhibit.

Maryland International Raceway - The premier motorsports facility in the region. You'll witness insane 6,000+ horsepower Top Fuel Dragsters, incredible 300 mph passes from the exotic Jet Cars, six second Mountain Motor Pro Stocks, nitrous breathing and supercharged Pro Mods, 1/4 mile Wheelstanders, Top Fuel Harleys, and lots more.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center - Sculpted out of nature and enhanced by the hand of man, thematic rooms emerge from various paths and trails that wind through this garden paradise. Each has its own ambiance, message, and character.

Flag Ponds Nature Park - A short, half-mile hike brings you to the sandy beach or you may take longer trail routes that allow you to experience the beauty of the park. Additionally there are observation platforms at two ponds, a fishing pier on the Chesapeake Bay and a visitor's center with wildlife displays.

Potomac Speedway - 5/8 mile high banked clay oval track, late model, semi-late, pure street stocks, 4 cylinder and enduro stock cars. AprilóOctober.