Places to Play

Academy Art Museum Building Front Entrance

Academy Art Museum

The Eastern Shore of Maryland’s premier art museum, the Academy Art Museum presents high-quality exhibitions and a full range of art classes for visitors of all ages.

  • 410-822-2787
  • Easton, MD 21601

Archeology on the Hill Walking Tour

For the past several years, The Hill Community Project, in partnership with Historic Easton, Inc., the East End Neighborhood Association, Talbot County, and the State of Maryland, has been documenting, preserving, and sharing this important history through land records, genealogy, oral history, archaeology, architecture, and preservation. Come see some of the stories we’ve unearthed so far on this self-guided tour.

  • 410-770-8000
  • Easton, MD 21601
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum View from the Bay

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the stories of the Chesapeake Bay and the people who have built their lives around it.

  • 410-745-2916
  • St. Michaels, MD 21663

Chesapeake Lighthouses Tours

Four different trips accommodating all levels of interest with narrated history and lighthouse tales, as well as local insights about the Bay’s fragile and beautiful ecosystem.

  • 413-835-1630 / 410-745-8130
  • Tilghman Island, MD 21671

Classic Motor Museum

The Classic Motor Museum is a living museum so while some of our vehicles are old, they aren’t gathering dust. Our collection rotates regularly so there is always something new to see. Here you will find motoring classics of all kinds, from antique farm tractors to fine examples of the cars that have fueled American’s love affair with the automobile.

  • 410-745-8979
  • St. Michaels, MD 21663

Cutts and Case, Inc

Full-service boatyard and marina; the mid-Atlantic center for wooden boat design, building, service and repairs.

  • 410-226-5416
  • Oxford, MD 21654

Frederick Douglass Statue

The autobiography of this great American begins: “I was born in Tuckahoe, near Hillsborough, and about twelve miles from Easton, in Talbot County, Maryland.” We honor Frederick Douglass with a statue at the Talbot County Courthouse, as well as in programs throughout the year, including Frederick Douglass Day in September and the annual Juneteenth celebration of abolition.

  • Easton, MD 21601

Gas Plant Memorial

Easton was one of the first American towns to have gas-powered street lamps. Today a memorial honoring veterans, policemen and firemen sits on the site of the 1860 factory that converted coal to natural gas. The curved bench under the flag stand is an excellent place to stop and rest during a walking tour.

  • Easton, MD 21601

Historic Avalon Theatre

The Avalon Theatre and Stoltz Listening Room are operated by the non-profit Avalon Foundation. These two venues host more than 150 live music events each year.

  • 410-822-0345
  • Easton, MD 21601
Building Front

John Wesley Church & Nellie Brooks Leatherberry African American Museum

For generations, a racially mixed congregation worshipped in this little church, an unassuming one-room building without a steeple or indoor plumbing. A John Wesley activist, Nellie Leatherberry found a way to have a 9’ x 12’ “cook shop” constructed. Over the years, it nearly tripled in size and operated until the late 1970s. Nellie’s Cook Shop now houses the church’s documentary photography and oral history transcriptions.

  • 410-924-1476
  • Oxford, MD 21654
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