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Conference Center

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College of Southern Maryland
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Community Information

Charles County, the gateway to historic Southern Maryland, is a place where you can find first-class fishing, a dense population of nesting Bald Eagles, acres of beautiful forest land, 150 miles of spectacular shoreline, enough history to fill several books, sumptuous fresh seafood, top-flight golf and the wildest wildlife this side of the Potomac.

Less than an hour from our Nation's capital and historic Annapolis, nature lovers are invited to come explore Charles County and experience our history, wildlife and natural beauty!

Please browse through a list of Southern Maryland attractions.  For more information, please visit the Charles County Tourism Web site.

Things to do in Southern Maryland

bullet Fish at Friendship Landing. (No license is required when fishing off the shoreline or dock.)
bullet Fossil hunt and collect sea shells at Purse State Park.
bullet Bike through one of the many scenic areas.
bullet Hike at Chicamuxen Wildlife Management Area.
bullet Browse the many antique and craft shops at the Hughesville Bargain Barns.
bullet Window shop with the walking club at St. Charles Town Center.
bullet Tour Thomas Stone National Historic Site.
bullet Tour the Port Tobacco One-Room Schoolhouse.
bullet Visit St. Ignatius Catholic Church, the nation's oldest active Catholic Church, and enjoy the fantastic view from the 120-foot bluff overlooking the mouth of the Port Tobacco River where it joins the Potomac.
bullet View the outstanding stained-glass collection at historic Christ Church, Port Tobacco Parish.
bullet Take a driving tour of our scenic byways.
bullet Research your genealogy at the Southern Maryland Studies Center located at the College of Southern Maryland.
bullet Play tennis at White Plains Regional Park.
bullet Picnic and birdwatch at Ruth B. Swann Memorial Park.
bullet Kayak or canoe at Friendship Landing.
bullet Attend the Island Artfest at Cobb Island in May.
bullet Attend the Charles County Trade Show & Marketplace in June.
bullet Enjoy free concerts at La Plata's Town Hall in June, July and August.
bullet Go crabbing.
bullet Hike the nature trail at Myrtle Grove WMA.
bullet Launch your boat at Marshall Hall
bullet Stroll through historic Benedict or Cobb Island.
bullet Take a scenic drive through the Amish countryside.
bullet Watch the sunset at Pope's Creek.
bullet Feed the ducks at Gilbert Run Park and walk the trail around the lake.
bullet Sail the historic Potomac River.
bullet Kayak to Mallow's Bay, the largest ship graveyard on the East Coast.
bullet Visit the Mattawoman Creek Art Center in Marbury.