Cultural Attractions

Maryland

Caroline County

  • A. Curtis Andrew Auction – Antiques, real estate, farm equipment, construction auctions every Thursday.
  • Blades Orchard – Pick your own produce! In the fall, Blades Orchard opens for U-Pick apples and pumpkins. They also feature fresh cider, hay rides, and a hay maze throughout the fall, until Halloween. 
  • Chincoteague Pony Rescue – The creation of the Chincoteague Pony Rescue was to establish a safe environment with special care for neglected, abandoned and abused Chincoteague Ponies. The Chincoteague Pony Rescue is a nonprofit organization made up of volunteers who provide quality care and treatment of the ponies through intervention, education and proper placement into forever homes. 
  • Harris Farms – Harris Farms is focused on providing high-quality produce and customer satisfaction. We will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of products to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy shopping with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.
  • Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm – Discover the wonderful world of Alpacas!   Meet the growing herd of Huacaya Alpacas, learn about the benefits of Alpaca farming and browse through their unique gift shop featuring yarn, rovings, raw fleece, finished garments, hand crafted stuffed animals, blankets, gloves and more.  
  • Shore Good Heritage Farm – Take a step back in time to Shore Good Farm, a heritage farm located in Preston. Shore Good Farm highlights Caroline County’s rich agrarian history, featuring an unmatched collection of antiques and heritage artifacts from yesteryear, fresh-cut flowers, artisan carpentry including vintage outhouses and chicken coops, the plumpest blackberries on the shore, old-fashioned kettle corn and more! Jack Stieff also runs his peanut roasting operation on the farm, offering 15 varieties of his signature peanuts. 

Dorchester County

  • Danny Doughty Gallery – Step into another time and place at this gallery, which features the work of folk artist Danny Doughty, a native of the Virginia Eastern Shore.
  • Dorchester Center for the Arts – The Center is home for artists in all media: drawing, painting (including watercolor, pastels, and oils), basketry, pottery, quilting, photography, stained glass, music, theater, literature and more.
  • Dorchester Heritage Museums and Gardens – Home of the Dorchester County Historical Society, Dorchester Heritage Museums and Gardens includes the Meredith House Family Life Center, the Goldsborough Stable, the Stronghouse and Herb Garden, the Neild Museum, the Robbins Heritage Center and the Waterfront Walk on Shoal Creek. The Museums and Gardens also leads a Heritage Tour, which provides a broad introduction to the “work and family” of Dorchester County, and a “Quest for Freedom” Tour.
  • Heirloom Antiques Gallery – This gallery features antiques and collectibles, including furniture, books, rugs, pottery, clocks, jewelry, china and primitives.
  • Main Street Gallery – An avant garde multi-media art gallery in historic downtown Cambridge.
  • Michael Rosato Studio – Michael Rosato paints large scale murals, portraits, and other art works for public spaces and private residences.
  • Nathan of Dorchester Skipjack – The Nathan of Dorchester was commissioned on July 4, 1994. Funded by contributions and built by volunteers, the Nathan was built to preserve the wooden boat building technology and nautical heritage of the region. It is now a living museum that offers public cruises most weekends.
  • Richardson Maritime Museum – A watermen’s museum dedicated to the craftsmen and culture of the traditional Eastern Shore wooden boat building industry. There is a unique collection of boat models, including skipjacks, bugeyes, pungys, log canoes, ram and other merchant vessels.
  • Ruark Boatworks – Individuals and families can watch boatbuilders restore and build vintage wooden boats, keeping alive an important Eastern Shore tradition. The Ruark BoatWorks is a division of the Richardson Foundation. Group tours available.
  • Vienna Heritage Museum – This museum is dedicated to the rural life and industries located in and near Vienna.

Wicomico County

  • Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center – Built in 1838, the Chipman Center is the oldest standing African-American photo courtesy of Wicomico County Tourismchurch on Delmarva. It occupies the site of a former open meadow where slaves gathered for worship. A plain one-story structure was built in 1838 for religious services and a day school. The church was identified as the African Methodist Church and informally known as the “Hill Church” or “Church on the Hill.” The building was eventually expanded, and incorporated in 1876. Eventually the property was abandoned as a church, but educators Charles and Jeanette Chipman purchased the property and deeded it to the Newtown Association. Currently, visitors can enjoy the varierty of educational displays and cultural events highlighting our area’s rich African-American Heritage. Please call for hours.Sherman in Crowd; photo courtesy of Wicomico County Tourism
  • Delmarva Shorebirds Minor League Baseball – The Delmarva Shorebirds are the Class “A” Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Located in Salisbury, Maryland, the team calls Arthur W. Perdue Stadium its home. Professional baseball, amusement rides, ballpark food and more!
  • Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council – The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council (SWAC) is committed to expanding arts in the region by increasing awareness of existing organizations and artists. “Arts for better living.”
  • Salisbury Zoo – The Salisbury Zoo provides naturalistic enclosures for species native to North, Central and South America and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. The zoo is committed to providing a friendly, relaxing environment where educational and recreational opportunities come together through participation and interaction. With its animals, staff, volunteers and park-like setting, the zoo encourages an appreciation of wildlife and inspires conservation of our natural world.The Salisbury Zoo is a 12 acre facility that exhibits animals from North & South America.
  • Family visiting Ward Museum - photo courtesy of Wicomico County Tourism Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art – When you stroll through the galleries you’ll be captivated by beautiful masterpieces of art. You will marvel at expressions of art, nature and tradition complementing the breathtaking views of the great outdoors. Sculptures from life-size to miniature in a variety of media are on display. The museum also offers shopping opportunities. The Museum Store is filled with exquisite items which include collectible hand-made art, decoys, jewelry, bird watching items, books and a nicely stocked children section. The store also has Ward Museum, Salisbury and Salisbury University T-shirts, hats, mugs and more.
  • Wicomico Youth & Civic Center – The Wicomico Civic Center hosts top of the line entertainment such as concerts, trade shows, conventions, sporting events, banquets, wedding receptions & other private & public events.

Delaware

Sussex County

Woodland

  • The Woodland Ferry – Located west of Seaford, the ferry operates sunup to sundown, seven days a week with no fare charged; the 200-year-old cable-run ferry boat crossing the Nanticoke River, one of the last remaining ferries on the East Coast, was established circa 1793 by the Cannon family, and served as a major river crossing and trading center for travelers.
  • The Woodland Ferry Festival – A wonderful family event held the second Saturday of September each year. Games, rides, vendors, ferry rides, music and much more.

Seaford

  • Seaford Christmas ParadeThe biggest Christmas Parade on the Delmarva Peninsula. It is a night time parade, on the first Saturday of December.
  • Nanticoke Riverfest – Takes place the second weekend in July and the Nanticoke River is open for citizens to float down the river on inner tubes. This three day festival features a carnival and free concerts with live bands.
  • Seaford Museum – The Seaford Museum is a proud member of the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network in partnership with the National Park Service. Visiting the Seaford Museum will provide you with a delightful, unique experience journeying into the history and culture of the Nanticoke River headwaters. Featuring all fiber optic lighting and a new maritime gallery (opening the summer of 2014), this museum tells the story of the oyster shucking, shad fishing, steamboat, canning, and ship building industries at the turn of the century. 
  • The AFRAM Festival – A celebration of African American culture which is held the second weekend of August at the Seaford Sports Complex.
  • Gallery 107 – Gallery 107 is operated by the Nanticoke River Arts Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation, practice, and enjoyment of all visual and performance art in western Sussex County, and to advance creative endeavors, educate, and engage our community in cultural experiences. Stop in at their gallery to view, or purchase, creative works by local artists! Classes and other social events are also regularly available and are listed on their website.