Cambridge, MD Tourist Attractions
The finest of this old port town's historic houses are on the High Street. Other features of interest are the Brannock Maritime Museum, the Meredith House (1760) and the Neild Museum. The 17th c. Old Trinity Church in Church Creek is one of the oldest churches in the United States.
La Grange Plantation
La Grange Plantation is home to the Dorchester County Historical Society. The grounds of the Plantation are home to the Neild Museum, the Goldsborough Stable, the Robbins Heritage Center and the Meredith House.The Neild Museum has a large collection of Native American artifacts, agricultural and domestic tools and equipment used in the various maritime industries, such as crabbing and oystering.Goldsborough Stable was moved to it's present location in 1987. Displays include early transportation such as a wagon, sleigh, and pony carts.
James B Richardson Maritime Museum
Exhibits at the James B Richardson Maritime Museum highlight the wooden boat heritage of Chesapeake Bay, the watermen of the area and master boat builder Jim Richardson. More than 50 wooden boat models, built between 30 and 60 years ago, are displayed. Other exhibits at the Maritime Museum feature a boatbuilder's shed complete with traditional boatbuilders' hand tools and equipment and gear used by watermen.
Address: 401 High Street, Cambridge, MD 21613-1804, United States
Opening hours: 1pm-4pm; Sat: 10am-4pm; Closed: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), American Independance Day (Jul 4), Thanksgiving - USA (4th Thursday, Nov), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Easter - Christian
Entrance fee: FREE
Useful tips: Donations accepted.
Spocott Windmill, an unusual English-style post windmill that can rotate 360 degrees to catch a good breeze. The grounds also encompass a colonial tenant house once inhabited by Adeline Wheatley, a local chef famed for her "witchery in the kitchen," a one-room schoolhouse, and a 1935 country store. There has been a windmill at this location since the 1700s.
Meredith House and Nield Museum
Meredith House is a Georgian-style home, built in 1760, that contains artifacts from six governors born in Dorchester County. Displays include a child's room with antique dolls and toys. The Nield Museum houses an extensive collection of agricultural, maritime, industrial, and Native American artifacts.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory birds. The 26,000 acre refuge includes mainly tidal marsh as well as freshwater ponds, mixed evergreen and deciduous forests.
Brannock Maritime Museum (CLOSED)
CLOSED - MERGED WITH James Richardson Maritime Museum.Brannock Maritime Museum in Cambridge features early navigational instruments, ship models, Chesapeake Bay and local maritime memorabilia as well as maritime history library.
Birthplace of Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman was often called the "Moses of her people" because of her work in the Underground Railroad. The site is marked by a monument.
Dorchester Heritage Museum
Stanley Institute, organized and maintained by an African-American community, is one of Maryland's oldest schools. It now serves as a museum.