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By F. Robby, December 1, 2004
Calvert Manor Marker
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Calvert Manor
Originally a grant of 3,000 acres by Cecil Calvert, second Lord Baltimore, to his nephew, William Calvert, 1662. The area was visited by Captain John Smith, 1608, by Captain Henry Fleet, 1629, and by Governor Leonard Calvert and Father Andrew White, . . . — Map (db m3566) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Cherished HomelandCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — Piscataway National Park
This place has been the heart of the Piscataway people’s homeland for many centuries. Their leader’s town, Moyaone, was located here when John Smith and his crew visited in June 1608.

Smith did not write much about the Piscataway, except that . . . — Map (db m96416) HM

Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Christ Episcopal Church Accokeek
Erected in 1745 when it was declared by the General Assembly of Maryland to be the "lower chapel of ease" for King George's (Piscatoway) Parish, Christ Church was the outgrowth of a chapel established about 1698 by private contributions. In 1823 it . . . — Map (db m3567) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Ecosystem FarmPiscataway Park Accokeek Creek
The Robert Ware Straus Ecosystem Farm gives a look into the possible future of farming. Sustainable and organic farming practices allow the Farm to attain high quality produce with minimal impact on the environment.

The Robert Ware Straus . . . — Map (db m96422) HM

Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — First People of the PotomacPiscataway Park
When Europeans first arrived on the shores of North America, they found a continent inhabited by perhaps tens of millions of people! These people had arrived more than 10,000 years earlier, and through many generations had created complex societies, . . . — Map (db m124331) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Fishing the Potomac RiverThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
In 1759, George Washington wrote that the Potomac River was “…well-stocked with various kinds of fish at all seasons of the year, and in the spring with shad, herrings, bass, carp, perch, sturgeon, etc. in great abundance.” Fisherman . . . — Map (db m70613) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — John Smith Explores the ChesapeakeCaptain John Smith National Historic Trail — Piscataway National Park
Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1600s seeking precious metals and a passage to Asia. He traveled the James, Chickahominy, and York rivers in 1607, and led two major expeditions from Jamestown in 1608. Smith and his crew . . . — Map (db m96417) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Join the AdventureCaptain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail — Piscataway National Park
Explore the places Englishman John Smith traveled in the early 1600s. Learn about the thriving American Indian communities he encountered and imagine the bountiful Chesapeake he observed. Experience the natural and cultural richness that exists in . . . — Map (db m96418) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Land Shaping PeopleAccokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Outdoor Activities Welcome to the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park. Here, everyone can learn about the past, the present, and the future of peoples’ relationship to the land in southern Maryland. You can learn about history, nature and . . . — Map (db m96421) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Leaf, Land, and PeopleThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Worldwide demand for tobacco encouraged European colonists to grow the crop almost exclusively. Planters sold it to Europe and bought goods in exchange. Life in colonial Prince George’s County revolved around growing tobacco. Tobacco brought . . . — Map (db m70621) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Marshall Hall
Marshall Hall, patented as “Mistake” in 1728 by Thomas Marshall, was the estate of the Marshall family from sometime after 1728 until 1857. Thomas Marshall (1694-1759), the first owner, is buried in the family cemetery on the property. . . . — Map (db m71115) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — People Shaping the LandThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
The National Colonial Farm offers a glimpse into the farming and social lives of Marylanders between 1760 and 1775. The National Colonial Farm was one of the Accokeek Foundation’s first endeavors. It offers a view into the life of a small, . . . — Map (db m70610) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Potomac HeritageThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Before you flows the great Potomac River, a 390 mile stretch of water, forests, fields and wetlands that tells the story of ten thousand years of human habitation. The river begins as a spring at the Fairfax Stone in West Virginia, evolves to a . . . — Map (db m70615) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Science and History TogetherThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Here at the National Colonial Farm, you will see a realistic portrait of everyday life in Prince George’s County 250 years ago. Welcome to the National Colonial Farm, one of the Accokeek Foundation’s first educational programs. Created in 1958, . . . — Map (db m70620) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — The National Colonial FarmAccokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Hundreds of thousands of people have visited The National Colonial Farm since it was founded in 1958. The farm was created to show how the ordinary farm family lived in colonial times prior to the American Revolution and has served as an important . . . — Map (db m70619) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Traveling on the Potomac RiverThe National Colonial Farm — Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
For more than 10,000 years, the Potomac River has been a key to prosperity for people living within its watershed---providing water, food, recreational opportunities, and a means of transportation. Native Americans in birch bark and dugout canoes . . . — Map (db m70612) HM
Maryland (Prince George's County), Accokeek — Welcome to the Visitor CenterPiscataway National Park
The Visitor Center can be a starting point for your visit. Inside, exhibits describe the people who have inhabited this part of Prince George’s County. You can learn about why Piscataway Park exists today and how the Accokeek Foundation preserves . . . — Map (db m96420) HM

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