Heritage Area Program
The State of Maryland certified a major portion of Dorchester County as a state heritage area known as the Heart of Chesapeake Country. The area focuses on life along the Chesapeake, rich in many traditional ways that still remain today.

You'll find the unique character of our historic and cultural resources as you spend time in Dorchester. Experience the diversity found within the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area, through self guided walking tours, driving tours, waterfront communities, river excursions, and a wealth of museums.

Use the links below to learn more: