- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 27, 2000

CHESAPEAKE BEACH RAILWAY MUSEUM

• Directions: The railway museum is located at 4155 Mears Ave. in Chesapeake Beach, Md. From the Beltway, take Route 4 into Calvert County, and just across the county line, go left on Route 260. Go five miles to Chesapeake Beach and turn right onto Bayside Road (Route 261). Follow that to the museum on the left, next to the Rod-N-Reel Restaurant.

• Hours: Open daily from 1 to 4 p.m. from May to September.

• Admission: Free

• Phone: 410/257-3892

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

• Directions: The museum is located at 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, Md. Take Route 4 through Calvert County, and just before the Thomas Johnson Bridge, bear right to the museum.

• Hours: Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Admission:

Adults, $5; children ages 5-12, $2; children 5 and younger, free.

• Must see: The Wm. B. Tennyson, the oldest Coast Guard-licensed passenger vessel on the Chesapeake, built in 1899. The Tennyson still takes guests for one-hour cruises around Solomons and the Patuxent River. The Drum Point Lighthouse, behind the museum, also is worth a look. It was built in 1883 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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