Cultural Capital of the Eastern Shore
Easton has been the sophisticated center of the Eastern Shore since it’s founding in 1790. Today it’s known for its excellent restaurants, outstanding lodging, an assortment of upscale boutiques plus its studios and galleries abuzz in a vibrant arts scene.
1 Tidewater Inn
If you love historic stays, you’ll love Easton's Tidewater Inn which is steeped in history and charm with roots tracing back to 1712. There are many other vintage homes in Easton that have been converted into charming Inns and B&Bs.
2 Frederick Douglass
African American history threads all corners of Easton. Frederick Douglass, a great American hero, abolitionist and native son is commemorated in a bronze statue in front of the county’s majestic brick courthouse. There’s also a self-guided trail that weaves through side streets, highlighting those who made an the impact on the town’s history.
3 See A Show at the Avalon Theatre
The Avalon Theatre, an Art Deco gem, is the go-to place to catch live music and theater. There are also free outdoor performances in downtown Easton and musical events like the Chamber Music Festival and the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival throughout the summer.
4 Plein Air Easton Art Festival
July 15-22, 2018
Plein Air Easton is at the center of the modern plein air movement; it is the largest and most prestigious juried plein air painting competition in the United States. Many of the world's most accomplished artists have Easton at the top of their wish list of competitions. There will be 58 competing artists painting throughout Talbot County. Experience the vibrancy and artistic excellence of Plein Air Easton and purchase you favorite painting for daily joy of seeing original artwork that you love in your home.