The Eastern Shore Sights

Maryland's Eastern Shore is readily accessible from the north via any number of routes out of eastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware and from the east out of Delaware. The William Preston Lane Jr. Bridge, "the Bay Bridge," crosses the Chesapeake Bay northeast of Annapolis; its dual spans stretch 4.5 mi across.

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5&10 Antique Market

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Originally the Hotel Cecil, this market became Cramer's 5&10, an old-fashioned variety store operated by a pair of proprietors who...

Academy Art Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This nice local museum houses a permanent collection of fine art by such American artists as James McNeil Whistler, Grant Wood, Lichtenstein...

Assateague Island

  • Island

The Assateague Island National Seashore, established in 1962, occupies the northern two-thirds of a 37-mi-long barrier island, encompassing...

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The largest nesting bald eagle population north of Florida makes Blackwater its home. You can often see the birds perching on the lifeless...

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

One of the region's finest, this nine-building complex chronicles the Bay's rich history of boatbuilding, commercial fishing, navigating,...

Day Basket Factory

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

You can often watch the crafting of oak baskets by hand, done here since 1876. Skilled craftspeople and weavers use techniques passed...

Delmarva Discovery

  • Museum/Gallery

Opened in 2009, this modern structure on the banks of the Pocomoke River delivers hands-on experiences of the region's history. Exhibits...

Dixon's Furniture Auction (Crumpton Auction)

  • Market/Bazaar

About a 10-minute drive east of Chestertown is Dixon's Furniture Auction (Crumpton Auction), a Maryland Eastern Shore institution—with...

Dumser's Dairyland

  • Restaurant–Sight

Jacob Fussell began a wholesale ice-cream business in Baltimore in 1851, the first in the United States. Today privately owned and operated...

East New Market

  • Historic District/Site

Believed to have been first settle on the Choptank Native American trail in the 1660s, the East New Market contains some 75 buildings...

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