There’s plenty to see in Cambridge, Maryland! Next time you’re passing through, check out these three historical spots!
About 40 minutes from Salisbury lies another Eastern Shore gem called Cambridge! The city has great restaurants, shops, and friendly people. But what makes it even better is that it oozes beauty in its scenic, lush lands and it’s surrounded by plenty of history! You can discover fascinating things about the Eastern Shore’s past at these three historic locales.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park
Where: 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD 21622
Contact Information: Head over to the website or call 410-221-2290
Only 17 minutes from the city is the amazing Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park! The park conserves the land that Tubman used to help free herself and other slaves like her, ensuring that visitors will be able to see and learn about what she did to this day. Stroll through the legacy garden or check out the visitor center to explore the exhibits, see a film, browse the museum store, and so much more!
Harriet Tubman Museum & Education Center
Where: 424 Race Street
Contact Information: Head over to the website or call 410-228-0401/410-228-3106
Don’t pass up the opportunity to gain more insight into the life of the city’s legend, Harriet Tubman, at the Harriet Tubman Museum & Education Center! Explore the various exhibits or view a short film about Tubman’s life. And if you call in advance, you can have the chance to tour the area where Tubman lived and worked!
Choptank River Lighthouse
Where: Long Wharf Park
Contact Information: Head over to the website or call 410-463-2653
Wander over to the Choptank River Lighthouse for great views of the Choptank River and Cambridge itself! You’ll definitely want to bring your cameras for this attraction. Also, make time to peruse the small museum that displays the maritime history of both the county and the Eastern Shore so you can take some informational tidbits back home!
Have you visited any of these historical sights before? If so, what part did you enjoy the most? Also, what facts did you learn while there? Let us know your thoughts below! We should never stop learning!