3 Best Sights in Easton, The Eastern Shore

Academy Art Museum

This nice local museum houses a permanent collection of fine art by such American artists as James McNeil Whistler, Grant Wood, Lichtenstein, and Rauschenberg, as well as Chagall and Dürer. Special exhibitions often cover local artists, and the juried art show held here in early October is one of the finest in the region.

106 South St., Easton, MD, 21601-2917, USA
410-822–2787
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Rate Includes: $3, Mon., Fri., and Sat. 10–4; Tues.–Thurs. 10–8

Historical Society of Talbot County

The Society maintains a small museum of local history and manages Tharpe Antiques. Housed in a three-story Federal brick house restored by a Quaker cabinetmaker in 1810, the society also operates Three Centuries Tours, a one-hour overview of authentically furnished homes of the 17th through 19th centuries.

25 S. Washington St., Easton, MD, 2160-30141, USA
410-822–0773
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Rate Includes: $5, Mon.–Sat. 10–4. Guided house tours Tues.–Sat. 11:30 and 1:30

Talbot County Courthouse

The gathering point for citizens who protested the Stamp Act in 1765 and where people rallied to adopt the Talbot Resolves, this 1712 courthouse was a forerunner of the Declaration of Independence. The courthouse was expanded in 1794 and two wings were added in the late 1950s. It is still in use.

11 N. Washington St., Easton, MD, 21601-3195, USA
410-770–8001
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Rate Includes: Weekdays 8–5

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