Pocomoke City Tourist Attractions
Pocomoke is an Indian word for "black waters". The Pocomoke River runs through old-growth forest and bald cypress swampland.
Costen House & Hall-Walton Memorial Garden
Costen House is an example of Victorian Italianate architecture that was built by Dr Costen shortly after the Civil War. Members of his family lived in the home for over a hundred years.Ernest and Julia Hall Walton took an interest in the preservation of the Costen House. They worked to preserve the once lovely gardens by clearing the land and planting trees, shrubs and flowers.
Sturgis One Room Schoolhouse
Sturgis One Room Schoolhouse is the site of the only African-American one room schoolhouse in Worcester County. The building is being restored and outfitted to display the heritage of education.
Crisfield is located on an inlet of Tangier Sound, a part of Chesapeake Bay. The Crisfield area is well known for its seafood, especially Blue Crab and Oysters. The town was fairly isolated until 1867 when the railroad was extended into the harbor by John Woodward Crisfield.
Smith Island was named for Capt John Smith who explored the Chesapeake Bay in 1608. The island is comprised of three islands. The three fishing villages on the island are Ewell, Rhodes Point and Tylerton.
Address: Box 761, Crisfield, MD 21817-0761, United States
Ewell is one of the fishing villages on Smith Island. It has been home to watermen and their families for over three centuries.
Martin's National Wildlife Refuge
Martin's National Wildlife Refuge features exhibits about wildfowl and their migration patterns. The protected coves and aquatic grasses provide excellent winter habitat for migratory waterfowl such as black ducks, pintail, mergansers, long-tailed ducks, scoters, bufflehead, Canada geese, and tundra swans.
Smith Island Center
The Smith Island Center has exhibits that present the history of the island, the role of women on the island and distinctive speech patterns as well as tourist information and a genealogy database.
Tylerton - William B Mullins Education Center
The William B Mullins Education Center offers field trips about the Smith Island and its inhabitants.
Janes Island State Park
Janes Island State Park was originally inhabited by Native Americans of the Annemessex Nation. The mainland section of Janes Island has cabins and camping areas, and a portion accessible only by boat. Janes Island is nearly surrounded by the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Fishing, crabbing, kayaking, canoeing, and swimming are popular activities.
Tangier Island Cruises
Tangier Island was chartered by Capt John Smith in 1607. The first settlers arrived in 1686 and little has changed. Tangier is a quaint island with narrow streets designed for walking or cycling, the population of 850 still speak mainly with an Elizabethan accent. Passengers travel aboard the Steven Thomas, a modern cruise ship, for a tour of Tangier Island.
J Millard Tawes Historical Museum
The J Millard Tawes Museum traces the history of the Lower Shore from pre-Columbus to the influence of the Native-Americans and then colonial times to present day. This general history museum also depicts seafood harvesting and processing, and the evolution of decoy carving and painting.