Museums & More In Ocean City and Berlin, MD

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Don't miss the walking trails, must-see museums, heritage sites, and breath-taking wildlife in the charming towns throughout Worcester County, Maryland.

  • The Calvin B. Taylor House Museum in Berlin is on the National Historic Register and has a gallery displaying local memorabilia. Open 2nd and 4th Sundays by appointment. The museum is also available as a wedding venue. Please call for more information.
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    Address:
    Berlin, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-641-1019

    Website:

    http://taylorhousemuseum.org



  • The Costen House in Pocomoke City features a Victorian Italianate home on the National Register of historic places. The house is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 1-4 PM from May through October. it is also open for special events and by appointment - $2.00 fee.
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    Address:
    206 Market Street - Pocomoke City, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-957-3110

  • Discover Delmarva’s heritage and rich history - The Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke River serves as a source of learning and discovery for the public through the preservation and interpretation of its cultural and natural heritage. Visit the Delmarva Discovery Center and learn about our River Otters during their lunch time feeding! We have heritage exhibits with a life sized paddle boat for kids to explore. And we do many super fun educational actives with visiting kids! Find out more at: http://delmarvadiscoverycenter.org
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    Address:
    2 Market Street - Pocomoke City, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-957-9933

    Email:

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    Website:

    http://www.delmarvadiscoverycenter.org



  • Six miles south of Snow Hill stands the quiet town of Girdletree. In the past, Girdletree was a thriving community and George Barnes, a prosperous merchant saw the need for a town bank. The Girdletree Barnes Bank opened in 1902 operating under George L. Barnes & Co. It closed in the 1930s. Reopened in 1999, the restored building serves as a museum, exhibiting items and memorabilia from Girdletree's past. Open May to early September, Wednesday and Saturday, 1-4 pm.
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    Address:
    Snow Hill Road - Girdletree, Maryland

  • The Saint Martin's Church in Showell, Maryland, is a unique piece of Worcester County heritage. The structure was built in 1744 and served as the official "church of state" for those living nearby. By the 1840's nearby residents moved closer to the bustling town of Berlin and switched to the parish there. For awhile St Martin's Church continued to be used for special events. But, it fell into disrepair and then became a hangout for local teenagers.

    Now it has been restored and this charming jewel can be toured or rented for special events. Weddings are especially popular. Often couples will take their vows in the church and hold a catered reception in a beautifully appointed tent there on the grounds.

    St. Martin’s Church serves as a museum, open to the public on a regular basis.Open House docents tours are held every Monday from June to October 11:00 to 2:00PM or by appointment.


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    Address:
    11413 Worcester Highway - Showell, Maryland

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    Website:

    http://www.historicstmartinschurch.org



  • Come take a journey through the museum's exhibits to learn the story of Snow Hill and Worcester County. The Purnell Museum is home to over 10,000 pieces that highlight local history, including artwork from the museum's namesake, Julia A. Purnell.

    The Julia A. Purnell Museum in Snow Hill displays the memorabilia of William Julius "Judy" Johnson, who enjoyed a professional baseball career from 1918-1939. He played in more than 3,000 professional games, earning recognition from his peers as the all-time best third baseman.
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    Address:
    Snow Hill, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-632-0515

    Website:

    http://www.purnellmuseum.com



  • Furnace Town is the site of the Nassawango Iron Furnace, Maryland's only bog ore furnace; it has one of the nation's earliest hot blast mechanisms still intact. Visitors enjoy a relaxing visit into 19th century village life in the heart of the Pocomoke Forest, 5 miles north of Snow Hill on the Nassawango Creek.

    Stroll through the village of artisan shops, including a broommaking house, blacksmith shop, smokehouse, and printshop. The Old Nazareth Church, the company store and the museum are the sites of a number of activities featuring art, music and living history. The 25-acre grounds are perfect for picnics and hikes.


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    Address:
    Snow Hill, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-632-2032

    Website:

    http://www.furnacetown.com



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  • The museum features artifacts from Ocean City's early days. Shipwrecks, life-saving and rescues, Ocean City history, marine aquariums, children’s discovery room, and more are featured at The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum.
    Museum Hours:
    May & October: Daily 10:00am to 4:00pm
    June through September: Daily 10:00am to 6:00pm
    April & November: Wednesdays - Sundays 10:00am to 4:00pm
    *Closed Thanksgiving Day
    December through March: Weekends 10:00am to 4:00pm



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    Address:
    South end of the Boardwalk - Ocean City, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-289-4991

    Website:

    http://www.ocmuseum.org



  • In the village of Newark, Queponco Railroad Station stands today, a symbol of earlier times when the railroad was a vital part of life on the Eastern Shore.

    Erected in 1910, halfway between Berlin and Snow Hill, Queponco is part of the rail service in Worcester County that began in 1872 and continues today. The building was sold in the 1960s and reopened as a museum in 1999. Open May to October. 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.
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    Address:
    8378 Patey Woods Road - Newark, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-632-0950

  • Visit this historic site and learn about life along the Maryland seaside in the 18th century. Rackliffe House Trust, has restored this notable 18th century plantation house overlooking Sinepuxent Baywhich was first constructed in the 1740's. It is believed to be the only property of its vintage and early Georgian character along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Rackliffe Plantation was one of three known sites of local salt manufacture in Colonial times.

    Download a PDF about Rackliffe Plantation House.
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    Address:
    Berlin, Maryland

    Website:

    http://www.rackliffehouse.org



  • The Sturgis One Room School Museum in Pocomoke City is the only African American One Room School House in Worcester County retaining its original integrity. This small structure, built about 100 years ago, has been lovingly restored and welcomes visitors. Open May to October. Wednesday and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

    Address:
    Corner of Front and Willow Streets - Pocomoke City, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-957-1913

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