The Eastern Shore of Maryland lies on the east side of Chesapeake Bay. This beautiful area in Maryland is a fantastic place to start your visit to the state. With its beautiful scenery and rich history, the Eastern Shore of Maryland offers many awesome opportunities, including a Select Registry experience. From intriguing museums to top-notch restaurants, there is something in the area for everyone to enjoy. Read on to find out what the Eastern Shore of Maryland has in store for you on your next visit!
Birthplace Marker of Harriet Tubman
One highlight in Maryland is the birthplace marker of Harriet Tubman. As you are traveling through the state, take time to stop by this spot marking the birthplace a courageous woman. Tubman was called “The Moses of Her People” because of her work in the Underground Railroad. She helped more than 300 slaves escape to freedom! This landmark is located on Greenbrier Road in Cambridge, MD.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Another reasons to visit the Eastern Shore of Maryland is the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Come and explore an 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, working boat yard, meet traditional craftsmen, enjoy the fun activities and discover the interesting exhibits detailing the Bay’s role in history. This fascinating museum is located on 213 North Talbot Street in St. Michaels, MD.
Situated on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, Chesapeake City is a scenic place known for its adorable shops, excellent galleries, charming restaurants, and restored Victorian homes. As you are traveling around the Eastern Shore of Maryland, take a day and explore the historic area of the town, which is listed in the national Register of Historical Places. A fun way to tour the town is cruising along the canal on The Miss Clara or through the streets in a horse-drawn carriage.
Home of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, St. Michaels was named America’s “Most Romantic Town” in a Life magazine survey. As you are touring St. Michaels, make a stop at one of the best restaurants in town. 208 Talbot is dishing out true American seafood at its finest. Choose a wine, from their impressive list, to pair with your phenomenal entrée.
Oxford, a destination for water excursions and a taste of history, is picture-perfect. It is the nation’s closest links to eighteenth century England and was founded in 1683. While wandering the streets of historic Oxford, pop into Scottish Highland Creamery and enjoy a scoop of the creamiest ice cream you will ever taste. The Lemon Cookie and Mascarpone with Raspberry mixed together is divine!
When planning a trip to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, be sure to book a stay at a Select Registry Inn. There are three properties in the area:
The Sandaway Waterfront Lodging is located in the heart of Chesapeake Bay, making it the perfect getaway. Choose from the eighteen lovely accommodations the Inn has to offer. The Inn is ideally located near all the activities and places listed above, allowing guests to enjoy the area to its fullest.
The Great Oak Manor is nestled between walled gardens and has magnificent views of the Chesapeake Bay. This country estate provides the appropriate setting for a relaxing getaway. This true Manor House with fine details, gorgeous furnishings, and an 850-volume library to browse, will win your heart over.
The Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn, an award-winning Inn, offers a peaceful escape minutes away from the historic city of Chesapeake. The 19th century country estate with modern amenities and comfortable elegance skillfully blends the sophistication of its day and age.
Photo courtesy Bob Mical.