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Church in La Plata & Charles County

St Ignatius Church

On a gentle slope overlooking the Potomac River is St Ignatius Church, which hosts the oldest continuously active Catholic parish in the country. The church itself has a lovely exterior profile. If you visit, you ca…
State Park in La Plata & Charles County

Smallwood State Park

Sits between Potomac and Mattawoman Creeks. There are a few very easy nature trails that run through local hardwood forests, and the Retreat House, a restored tidewater plantation and tobacco barn; these historic pr…
Park in La Plata & Charles County

Piscataway Park

A small satellite of the National Park System that consists of nature trails, boardwalks over freshwater wetlands, views of the Potomac River, and the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum that recreates a…
American in La Plata & Charles County

Casey Jones

There are lots of restaurants in America that try to come off as high-end gastropubs, and they should all be more like Casey Jones. There's an excellent beer selection and a New American cuisine menu, featuring dish…
Theater in La Plata & Charles County

Port Tobacco Players

A local theater company that puts on Broadway and off-Broadway standards, plus a few lesser-known pieces. Catch a show – not for the production values, but for the chance to peek into a hyper-local arts scene.