History buffs will enjoy visiting Calvert Marine Museum with its exhibits about the Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay, and the cultural and natural history of Southern Maryland. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum celebrates the railway and its importance to the local communities. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, adjacent to Lusby, was the home of Maryland's first Attorney General, Richard Smith, and later his relative, Margaret Mackall Smith, wife of President Zachary Taylor. The largest naval battle during the War of 1812 took place here in Lusby. Today, the park covers 560 acres with Chesapeake Bay access, mixed hardwood forests and open fields accessible along three trails. The museum features regional farm equipment along with historical and cultural exhibits. Reenactments of the War of 1812 are held at Jefferson Patterson Park, which gives visitors the opportunity to "witness" the war the way it happened. And archeologists have found evidence of native people dating back 9,000 years here.
Other places of interest in the area include Cove Point Light House, Maryland's oldest operating lighthouse, and Morgan Hill Farm. There are two wineries in Lusby: Cove Point Winery and Solomons Island Winery. Both wineries offer opportunities for wine tasting events and tours of the wineries.
Calvert County was founded in 1654 and is one of the oldest counties in the country. The county, surrounded by water on three sides, is 30 miles long and five to nine miles wide. Calvert County is named for the second Lord Baltimore, Cecelius Calvert.