The first Carmelite Monastery in the United States, Mount Carmel was established in 1790 by Mother Bernardina Matthews, her two nieces, Sister Mary Aloysia and Sister Mary Eleanora, and Sister Clare Joseph.
Depicts the life, history and contributions of famous African Americans from Charles County. Artifacts from the William D. Diggs collection on display.
Historic building recalls railroad's impact on Charles County during 1800s growth boom. Site includes two-room "La Plata Station" and authentic red caboose on adjacent track.