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Cambridge Creek
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Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center
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Biking at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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Water moves us .....

Founded in 1684 on the beautiful banks of the Choptank River, Cambridge is one of the oldest colonial cities in the nation. Friendly, boatable and walkable, this iconic Chesapeake community marries maritime heritage and Eastern Shore traditions with all of the luxury of a world class travel destination.

Harriet Tubman

1 Follow the Footsteps of Harriet Tubman

Experience the landscapes that formed and forged Harriet Tubman, an American hero whose life was even greater than her legend. From the Bucktown Store where Tubman, still just a child, made her first public act of defiance, to the awe inspiring new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, follow the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway and witness her life and legacy as a bold conductor on the Underground Railroad, a spy who worked behind enemy lines during the Civil War, and as a ground breaking suffragette.


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Location:
4068 Golden Hill Rd
Church Creek, MD 21622
410-221-2290


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With a spa, golf club and proximity to outdoor activities, this resort has something for everyone.

2 Do it All at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

Let the day slip away with a River Stone Massage at the ultra-luxurious Sago Spa & Salon. Explore the Regency’s more than 400, waterfront acres including the full service marina, a protected heron rookery, and beautiful bike trails. And of course, hit the links at the River Marsh Golf Club, one of Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 10 Northen US Golf Resorts. 


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Type:
Conference Centers


Location:
100 Heron Blvd
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-901-1234


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Birds at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

3 Explore The Blackwater, “Everglades of the North”

The massive Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a place of unparalleled beauty. Centerpiece of the Great Atlantic Flyway and home to more than 250 species of birds, the blue skies are thick with bald eagles beyond counting. Paddle meandering water trails through pristine wetlands. Hike and bike endless trails through unspoiled woods, expansive croplands, and idyllic Chesapeake tidal marshes. Covering more than 40 square miles, you could spend a lifetime exploring the Blackwater, and barely scratch its unforgettable surface.


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Location:
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-2677


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Ironman contestants Photo By: Ironman.com

4 Test Your Metal in Two IRONMAN Events

The 70.3-mile IRONMAN Eagleman is held in June, and the 140.6-mile IRONMAN Maryland, winner of the 2017 IRONMAN Athletes’ Choice Award for “Best Overall Satisfaction” is set for September 29, 2018.
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Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge Photo By: Jill Jasuta

5 Get the Lay of the Land and the Water at The Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park

With its huge sail soaring more than 100 feet in the air and welcoming staff of destination experts, The Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park is the perfect place to take in the stunning river view and plan your Eastern Shore escape. The center is home to great exhibits on the area’s amazing history and, parents take note, the center’s huge waterfront, nautical themed playground is the perfect stop for cooped up kids.


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Type:
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Location:
200 Byrn St
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-SAIL(7245)


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Crabs at the Maryland Seafood Festival

6 Taste Your Way through Cambridge

Cambridge is fast getting a foodie reputation as the place on the bay where tradition meets tomorrow. Surrounded by the bounty of the bay and some of the richest farm lands on the continent, local chefs are spoiled for choice when it comes to world class ingredients. Jimmie and Sook’s is known for “Grandma’s recipes where fresh-caught seafood is the star". The High Spot is a cozy gastropub featuring fan favorites such as Fried Green Tomatoes & Crab and an out-of-this-world Duck Fat Burger. RaR Brewing Maryland’s home to the anglo “real ale” take on the micro-brew scene; and the annual Seafood Feast-I-Val dockside crabfeast in August proves the perfect pairing for crabs is a picture-perfect bayside sunset.

Racing power boats Photo By: VisitDorchester.com

7 Feel the Need for Speed with Boat Races on the Bay

The longest running powerboat race in America, the Cambridge Classic, heading into its 109th year. Thrill as fire breathing boats hit more than 170 mph as they thunder roar across the Choptank River. And mark your calendar for Thunder on the Choptank July 28-29, 2018, the premiere annual event of the Kent Narrow Racing Association pits steely eyed daredevils head to head in some of the hottest racing anywhere.

brick building with glass storefront Photo By: The Dorchester Center for the Arts

8 See Dorchester Center for the Arts

Dorchester County Center for the Arts is home for artists working in all media. Its purpose is to enrich Maryland’s Eastern Shore through engaging programming in the visual, literary, musical and performing arts.


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
321 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-7782


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brick building Photo By: Richardson Maritime Museum

9 Experience Maritime History

More more than three centuries, the people of Cambridge’s have been building boats, sailing the bay, and working the water. Celebrate these quintessential Eastern Shore traditions at the Richardson Maritime Museum and the Ruark Boatworks, and set sail on the Nathan of Dorchester, one of Maryland’s beautiful and historic skipjacks, the last sailing fishing fleet in North America.


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Location:
401 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-221-1871


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Spocott Windmill in Cambridge Photo By: SpocottWindmill.org

10 Step Back in Time at Spocott Windmill

Home of one of the last, remaining post windmills in the world, a colonial tenant farm, a one-room schoolhouse, and blacksmith shop. Open dusk to dawn daily for self-guided tours with guides on hand to answer questions and provide access to the country store and museum on the property from 1-4pm on Sundays.


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Location:
1609 Hudson Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-7670


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Bird Mural Photo By: VisitDorchester.org

11 Travel the Chesapeake Country Mural Trail

The expansive mosaic mural on Race Street that depicts the history of Cambridge’s working people through the centuries is just one of the murals that are part of the growing Chesapeake Country Mural Trail in Dorchester County.  The murals highlight bits of Dorchester’s culture and history along the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway. 
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Handsell house  and Chicone Village Photo By: Dorchester Chamber Of Commerce

12 Explore the Native-American Chicone Village at Handsell

Near Cambridge, the historic plantation house known as Handsell is built on the site of the Chicone Native American village. To honor the Eastern Woodland Native People of Delmarva, an authentic replica of a single family homestead was built using the materials and techniques available to people circa pre-1600. A waddle-fenced garden is planted each summer with plants authentic to a garden of the native people. The Handsell site can be viewed at any time during daylight hours, where six wayside exhibits tell the story of the house and the African-American and native people who once lived here.
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Attraction


Location:
4837 Indiantown Rd
Vienna, MD 21869
410-228-7458


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Featured Places
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park wide exterior view
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Location:
4068 Golden Hill Rd
Church Creek, MD 21622
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
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Location:
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
Governors Hall at Sailwinds Park
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Location:
200 Byrn St
Cambridge, MD 21613
Dorchester Arts Center logo
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Location:
321 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613
Richardson Museum
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Location:
401 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613
Spocott Windmill
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Location:
1609 Hudson Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
Handsell
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Location:
4837 Indiantown Rd
Vienna, MD 21869
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