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Cambridge

Surrounded and shaped by water, downtown Cambridge is a friendly, boatable and walkable historic community on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
 

Located on the Choptank River, Cambridge dates back to 1684, making it one of the oldest colonial cities in Maryland. Originally a seaport community,it has a rich maritime heritage that can be explored in museums, through historic district tours and river cruises.

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Harriet Tubman

1 Follow the Footsteps of Harriet Tubman

Famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman was born near Cambridge, and a museum honoring her stands in the heart of the downtown district.The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center and State Park  tells the story of the remarkable woman who risked her life to lead enslaved people to safetyand freedom. The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Scenic Byway takes you through the landscape to discover stories of Tubman and other freedom seekers and those who helped them along the way.


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


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

With a wealth of amenities, you’ll have a dream vacation at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. The River Marsh Golf Club is one of the top courses in the Northeast according to Condé Nast. The spa offers endless options for pampering. The 400 waterfront acres invite walking and biking, and are home to a protected heron rookery. Weekend and special packages make booking an escape easy.


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Type:
Conference Centers


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


Birds at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

3 Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

The refuge has more than 28,000 acres of woodland, rich tidal marsh, freshwater ponds and managed cropland—great for birdwatching, cycling, hiking, and paddling.

Blackwater NWR is a major stop on the Atlantic Flyway. Throughout the year there is a diverse population of more than 250 species of  birds including bald eagles, in addition to mammals, reptiles, and amphibians.

The refuge features a full service Visitor Center with a bookstore, restrooms, butterfly garden, and observatory, and a 4-mile Wildlife Drive with walking trails and a photo blind.


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


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4 Two IRONMAN Events

The 70.3-mile IRONMAN Eagleman is on June 10, 2018.
The 140.6-mile IRONMAN Maryland is on September 29, 2018  

Big news -  IRONMAN Maryland, the 140.6-mile fall triathlon won the 2017 IRONMAN Athletes’ Choice Award for “Best Overall Satisfaction!” -  the top award for an IRONMAN event anywhere in the world, based on athletes opinions. The race gets high marks for the bike, the run, the “best city host experience,” and more! More info...

Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge Photo By: Jill Jasuta

5 The Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park

With its huge sail soaring more than 100 feet in the air, The Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park is the perfect place to become oriented as you explore Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Visitor Center is staffed with destination experts who are happy to  assist with your plans in the Heart of the Chesapeake. While you’re there, explore the exhibits  and enjoy the great views of the Choptank River, and take advantage of the other amenities in the park complex.


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


Crabs at the Maryland Seafood Festival

6 Taste your way through Cambridge

Feast your way through the newest foodie town on the Shore, where talented chefs transform locally sourced ingredients into delicious dishes. Jimmy 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-thisworld Duck Fat Burger. RaR Brewing brews its own beers and also features selections from other Maryland breweries. The annual Seafood Feast-I-Val dockside crabfeast in August proves the perfect pairing for crabs is a picture-perfect bayside sunset.

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7 Boating Competitions on the Choptank

Cambridge Classic Powerboat Races
May 19-20, 2018 10:30am-5pm
The country's longest-running powerboat races happen right here in Dorchester! This year marks the 108th Cambridge Classic Power Boat Regatta on the Choptank River. Some of these boats reach speeds up to 170mph!

Thunder on the Choptank
July 28-29, 2018
Mark your calendar for another great powerboat race on when the Kent Narrow Racing Association brings their race to Cambridge. That’s right, Thunder on the Narrow moved to Cambridge in 2017 and is now known as Thunder on the Choptank. 

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

8 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


brick building Photo By: Richardson Maritime Museum

9 Maritime History

The Cambridge’s rich maritime history of building boats, sailing the waters, harvesting crabs, oysters, and other seafood — is celebrated at the Richardson Maritime Museum and the Ruark Boatworks. You can also join a short cruise on an authentic skipjack, Nathan of Dorchester, which is an oyster dredging vessel.


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


Spocott Windmill in Cambridge Photo By: SpocottWindmill.org

10 Spocott Windmill

Once a self-contained community, ‘Spocott’ today has the only existing post windmill for grinding grain in Maryland. Also on the property are a colonial tenant farmhouse, a one-room schoolhouse and a blacksmith shop. Open dusk to dawn daily for self-guided tours. A docent is 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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Type:
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Location:
1609 Hudson Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-7670


Bird Mural Photo By: VisitDorchester.org

11 Chesapeake Country Mural Trail

The expansive mosaic mural on Race Street depicts the history of Cambridge’s working people through the centuries is 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. More info...

Handsell house  and Chicone Village Photo By: Dorchester Chamber Of Commerce

12 The 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. More info...


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


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