Educational & School Programs

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the Patuxent Rural Life Museums are available year round. The tour guide tells the story of the six buildings as each one is visited and can tailor the program to fit your social studies curriculum with 2 weeks advance notice. Please call Patuxent River Park at 301-627-6074 to make a reservation.

You may also combine the museums tour with any of the additional activities listed below. Each activity other than kayaking/canoeing takes 45 minutes to 1 hour, but all activities can be shortened if needed.
Museums Tour
Guided Nature Hike
River Ecology Boat Tour
Archaeology Presentation
*The kayaking or canoeing can only be accommodated with sufficient child/adult ratios and small group size. The 'day' is 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Please call for more information.

During your visit at the park, you may also reserve the picnic area or conference room for your lunch for 1 hour at no extra charge.

The Patuxent Rural Life Museums feature exhibits, guided tours, and living history demonstrations. Call Patuxent River Park staff at 301-627-6074 to get more information or to schedule a tour.