Just a Few Miles Away,
But A World Apart...

Welcome to Dorchester! Delight in endless waterviews and stunning sunsets along our 1,700 miles of shoreline. Savor Maryland crab fresh from local waters. Discover stories of Harriet Tubman and Annie Oakley. All less than an hour from the Bay Bridge.


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Visitor Info
Visitors' CenterThe Dorchester County Tourism Department operates out of the architectural design award-winning Visitors' Center at Sailwinds Park in Cambridge, Maryland. With its huge sail soaring more than 100 feet in the air, it is an Eastern Shore landmark located at the east end of the Route 50 Bridge across the Choptank River.

From 10am to 5pm daily, friendly staff awaits to assist with your plans in the Heart of Chesapeake Country. Most of your travel needs for Maryland's Eastern Shore can be met at the Visitors' Center as you enjoy the breathtaking view and the other amenities in the park complex including:
  • "Everybody's Playspace" for anyone to unwind
  • Relaxing garden with native plants
  • Mile long boardwalk to stretch your legs
  • "Flying" goose monument fountain
  • Tanning beach area
The Visitors' Center is also a designated Regional Information Center for the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, under the National Park Service. CBGN maps are available free at the Visitors' Center. Additional Gateways Network designated sites and trails in Dorchester County are identified throughout this website.

View our Visitors Guide

More Information

To learn more about Dorchester County, please visit our heritage tourism website, focusing specifically on the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area: http://www.TourChesapeakeCountry.com/

For details on other opportunities in Dorchester County, please visit the County Government website: http://www.docogonet.com/ or the Dorchester County Library.

Dorchester County Tourism and the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area partner with and are supported by the  Maryland Office of Tourism Development and the Maryland Heritage Area Authority.

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