“Easton, Maryland, is perfect for a grand getaway with friends or a romantic weekend for two,” says travel writer Renee S. Gordon in a recent story in the Philadelphia Sunday Sun. The article, titled “Easton, Maryland: Chesapeake Pearl,” is a rich read, focusing on Easton’s history, its top attractions and some of its notable places to stay.
Gordon focuses on some of the top places for history lovers to get their fix during a stay in Easton, writing about Chesapeake Ghost Tours, as well as The Tidewater Inn, a 20th century-style building that remains a popular overnight accommodation for visitors. The Philadelphia Sunday Sun is a publication for African-American readers, so Gordon shares interesting tidbits about the area’s history as it relates to historic figures like abolitionist Frederick Douglass, the first Black man to make a speech at what is now Easton’s courthouse, and James Freeman, the first Black landowner in the area around the turn of the 19th century. Easton’s Historic District is also home to The Hill Community, which is one of the oldest free Black communities in the nation and the oldest community still occupied by its original families.
To learn more of the area’s history and notable residents, the writer recommends walking tours of Easton. She closes with a short review of nearby Tilghman Island. “The views are lovely,” she writes, “and highlights are the five “W” houses, architecturally designed to catch the breeze in all directions, and the Waterman Museum.”
You can find the original story as it first appeared here.