We booked a quick weekend getaway to Dorchester County to celebrate Harriet Tubman Day at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center & National Historical Park. The weekend was filled with a ton of family time, history and education.
It was a very satisfying trip because we incorporated celebrating Women’s History Month and learning a lot ab out a woman who deserves a museum in her honor.
I wish I could take everyone inside the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center & National Historical Park with me. If you’re interested in seeing a little more of our trip, head on over to my Instagram account and have a look under Highlights.
Below are a few snapshots from our weekend along with a few tips on how to make the most of your weekend visiting Dorchester County Maryland.
This is a very comfortable, quiet and family friendly hotel with an indoor pool and gym. Kids of all ages will absolutely enjoy the pool. If you have teenagers like me, they can continue their training at the gym during their downtime. This hotel is quiet and has an all-you-can-eat breakfast. Who doesn’t love a hotel breakfast included in the price! Highly recommend!
The architectural design award-winning Dorchester County Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park is located in Cambridge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With its huge sail soaring more than 100 feet in the air, it is an Eastern Shore landmark. From 8:30am to 4:30pm daily, friendly staff members can help with your plans exploring the Heart of the Chesapeake. While you’re here, explore two levels of exhibits about Dorchester and the area, enjoy great views of the Choptank River, and use the other amenities in the park complex including a playground, restrooms, and mile-long boardwalk. 2 Rose Hill Place, Cambridge, MD 21613.
Our family loves this restaurant. We have actually driven the 2 hours from the DC area just to enjoy dinner here and drive back home. Some of our favorites on the menu include: the fried pickles, the Tempura Green Beans, Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese, Fish and Chips and the Kids Meals are simply amazing! This place has such a cool family vibe too!
424 Race St, Cambridge, MD 21613
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center & National Historical Park is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where Harriet Tubman was born.
One of the most fascinating takeaways for me & my family was learning that Tubman was a naturalist. Her knowledge of the “natural world” included astronomy, bird calls & botany. These skills were imperative for her ability to survive & to save others. Her use of barred owl calls helped her communicate with freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad.
Thank-you to Visit Maryland, Travel Maryland for partnering on this beautiful family weekend!