Attractions

Wildlife Reserve in Cambridge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

The Atlantic Flyway is the main route birds take between northern and southern migratory trips, and the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge was established to give our feathered friends a rest stop. This enormous ex…
Monument in Cambridge

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park & Visitor Center

This new visitor center and historic site honors Harriet Tubman, 'the Moses of her people' who led black slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, the pipeline that sent escaped slaves north. She was born on ne…
State Park in Snow Hill

Pocomoke River State Park

The Shad Landing section of Pocomoke River State Park, part of the 15,000-acre Pocomoke State Forest and located about 3.5 miles south of Snow Hill, is an exquisite state park, especially for kids. There's trails, p…
Museum in Crisfield & Whitehaven

J Millard Tawes Historical Museum

This small museum gives insight into the history of the region's inhabitants, beginning 10,000 years ago. Exhibits explore the life of local watermen – oystering and crabbing have long been important industries in t…
Museum in Salisbury

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

This museum is built around a little-known but fascinating art form that was largely perfected by two brothers who rarely left their small town. In the early 20th century, Stephen and LT Ward – natives of nearby Cri…
Museum in St Michaels & Tilghman Island

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Throughout its indoor-outdoor exhibits, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum delves into the deep ties between Shore folk and America's largest estuary. Learn about a 19th-century lighthouse-keeper's life while explor…
Zoo in Salisbury

Salisbury Zoo

If you're traveling with kids or just need to stretch your legs, this small zoo is a pleasant distraction. Run by the city, it's home to animals from North, Central and South America, including bison, alpacas, coati…
Museum in Snow Hill

Furnace Town

History buffs will enjoy this multi-building living-history museum that marks the old location of a 19th-century iron-smelting town.
Museum in Snow Hill

Julia A Purnell Museum

While away an odd, rewarding half-hour in this tiny structure, which feels like an attic for the entire Eastern Shore. Highlights include the town's first stoplight – in action from 1945 to 1980 – and the collection…
Wildlife Reserve in Easton & Oxford

Wye Island Natural Resource Management Area

This small, marshy island encapsulates much of the soft-focus beauty of the Eastern Shore. It's all miles of gently waving sawgrass and marsh prairie, intercut with slow blackwater and red inlets leeching tannins fr…