The Historic Charm & Natural Beauty of Charles County
Charles County offers numerous recreational opportunities for military families, including first-class fishing, biking, kayaking, boating, golf, and fossil hunting at Purse State Park. Encompassing 300 miles of shoreline and yet-to-be-developed areas, the abundant wildlife of Charles County includes the second largest population of bald eagles in Maryland. Exciting parks and nature preserves include the Chicamuxen Wildlife Management Area and Friendship Farm Park, and each is an excellent destination for bird watching.
In addition to the important historical landmarks that surround it, Charles County possesses its colorful heritage. Port Tobacco – one of the oldest communities on the East Coast – was once the Indian settlement Potopaco. Other cultural locations of note include The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House, St. Ignatius Catholic Church, the African-American Heritage Society, and the American Indian Cultural Center.