Visit one of our local museums and get a taste Dorchester County in bygone days!
Trace the footsteps of one of our most famous citizens, Harriet Tubman, and see what our area was like during her life and times. Feel the call of the sea at one of our Maritime museums, or sample a bit of small-town history, and see what people and industries brought us to where we are today..
Attractions in Museums
This is a replica of a historic lighthouse that once guided mariners along the Choptank River. The lighthouse features a mini-museum and visitor information. From May-October, the lighthouse is open daily, 9am-6pm. for free self-guided tours.
Underground Railroad 'conductor' Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester County. At this small museum in downtown Cambridge, learn about the strength, courage, and determination of this remarkable woman.
Dorchester Heritage Museums and Gardens includes the Meredith House Family Life Center, the Goldsborough Stable, the Stronghouse and Herb Garden, the Neild Museum, the Robbins Heritage Center and the Waterfront Walk on Shoal Creek.
A watermen's museum dedicated to the craftsmen and culture of the traditional Eastern Shore wooden boat building industry. There is a unique collection of boat models, including skipjacks, bugeyes, pungys, log canoes, ram and other merchant vessels.
Watch boatbuilders restore and build vintage wooden boats, keeping alive an important Eastern Shore tradition. The Ruark BoatWorks is a division of the Richardson Foundation. Group tours available.
'Spocott' today has the only existing post windmill for grinding grain in Maryland. Also on the property are a colonial tenant farmhouse and a one-room schoolhouse.
This museum is dedicated to the rural life and industries located in and near Vienna.