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The Blackistone Lighthouse is located on St. Clements Island off of Colton's Point, MD in the Potomac River. It's a piece of history that literally defines and describes the state of Maryland. This is where the original colonists from England landed. On March 25, 1634, 200 colonists waded to shore, took possession of the land, and proclaimed the very first policy of religious tolerance in America.
Historic Sotterley Plantation
A National Historic Landmark, Sotterley has been home to generations of prominent families including that of the sixth Governor of Maryland, and later, the daughter of financier J.P. Morgan. It was also home to hundreds of anonymous slaves. The 90-acre site includes Colonial Revival gardens with panoramic views of the river, a rare original Slave Cabin, a smokehouse, a necessary, a Customs Warehouse and nature trails.
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
This museum is the nation's only official Navy Museum dedicated to naval aviation research, development, testing and evaluation. Exhibits include the Iron Maiden, the rubber Inflatoplane, the Rotocycle portable helicopter, the unmanned Pioneer, and other experimental aircraft, plus displays on the development of ejection seat technology and G-force simulation.
St. Mary's City, one of the most historic locations in the United States, is the best preserved founding site of a 17th-century English colony in North America. The Maryland Dove commemorates the Dove of 1634, which accompanied Lord Baltimore's original expedition to Maryland.
St. Jerome's Creek
St. Jerome Creek in St. Mary's County, Maryland is home to one of the Chesapeake's premier oyster aquaculture facilities.