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The museum is located on Colton Point opposite St. Clement's Island. Exhibits feature the saga of the first Maryland colonists as they ventured across a hostile ocean to settle a new land far from England. Exhibits are presented through the eyes of historic characters who relate their story to visitors through first-person experiences. Featured are Father Andrew White, Leonard Clavert, Mathias DeSousa, and Rose Gilbert. The museum also features exhibits on the maritime history of the lower Potomac River. During the summer, the museum is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. In winter, the museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Directions: Take Md. Route 5 south from Exit 7 of the Capital Beltway to Rt. 242. Turn right on Rt. 242 south to Colton Point. St. Clement's Island-Potomac River Museum, Bayview Road, Colton Point, MD 20626. Telephone: 301-769-2222.