Cambridge, MD has as interesting a history as any of the Eastern Shore destinations along Maryland’s scenic coastline. Located on the Choptank River which boasts some of the best sailing on the Eastern Shore, Cambridge has something to offer to people of all ages. Whether you’re looking to do some shopping, try out some local craft brews, or experience a great meal, you’ll find it here in Cambridge!
Over the last decade, this sleepy, waterside town has been given a boost of new life with the introduction of vibrant restaurants, locally-influenced breweries, and the revival of a thriving downtown area.
Cambridge Yacht Club is located right in the heart of the historic district of Cambridge, putting everything right at your fingertips from the moment you step off your boat. The marina offers deepwater slips and transient slips for boats of all sizes and the club offers award-winning food and panoramic views of the Choptank River for you to enjoy while you dine.
The Richardson Maritime Museum pays homage to the fascinating history of traditional wooden boatbuilding, particularly focusing on the accomplishments of prominent local boatbuilder Capt. James B. Richardson. The Richardson Maritime Museum brings the heritage of boatbuilding to life, highlighting its far-reaching influence on the Chesapeake Bay’s maritime history.
The Choptank River Lighthouse is another stunning sight to take in while visiting scenic Cambridge. Located just a few blocks from historic downtown, this landmark is a replica of a six-sided screw-pile lighthouse that guided mariners along the Choptank River for generations.
When you’re ready to take a break from sightseeing, hop on over to RaR Brewery to experience their 46-seat taproom with a constantly rotating lineup of locally-inspired beers and a pub-style food menu. If you’re looking for more of a full-menu dining experience, check out these fabulous downtown restaurants:
If shopping is more of what you had in mind, downtown Cambridge will not disappoint! Offering selections from apparel and jewelry to home decor and art, it’s easy to spend an entire day exploring all that the shops have to offer. Some of our favorites include:
The beauty of Cambridge lies is its quintessential Chesapeake charm and whether you have one day to spend exploring or an entire weekend, Cambridge has something to offer everyone. One thing that we can be sure about is that once you experience this historic town, it won’t be your last visit!