Discover the recently unveiled African American Heritage Driving Tour spanning the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. This expansive region encompasses Wicomico County, Worcester County, and Somerset County, offering a profound exploration of history. From cemeteries and homes to churches, schools, and beyond, immerse yourself in a captivating journey that traverses faith and freedom across the Eastern Shore's landscapes. Join us, alongside the Beach to Bay Heritage Area, as we guide you on a comprehensive driving tour spanning an incredible 300 years of African American history.

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Special Points of Interest:

  1. ​Briddletown Interpretive Sign  (Berlin area)
  2. Calvin B. Taylor House Museum (Berlin)
  3. Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center (Salisbury)
  4. Civil Rights Protests Interpretive Sign (Crisfield)
  5. Edward H. Nabb Research Center (Salisbury)
  6. Germantown School and Community Heritage Center (Berlin)
  7. Harriet Tubman Statue (Salisbury)
  8. Henry's Beach (Deal Island Road)
  9. Henry Hotel (Ocean City)
  10. Houston Cemetery (Salisbury)
  11. Isaiah Fassett Civil War Marker (Berlin)
  12. Judy Jonson Memorial (Snow HIll)
  13. Lynching Memorial Marker (Salisbury)
  14. Mar-Va Theater (Pocomoke City)
  15. Metropolitan United Methodist Church (Princess Anne)
  16. Mt. Zion Memorial Church (Princess Anne)
  17. Oaksville Ball Park (Princess Anne)
  18. Outten's Colored Theater (Snow Hill)
  19. Pemberton Hall (Salisbury)
  20. Poplar Hill Mansion (Salisbury)
  21. Reverend Dr. Charles Albert Tindley Mural (Berlin)
  22. St. James Methodist Episcopal Church (Oriole)
  23. Salisbury's African American History Walking Tour (Salisbury)
  24. Samuel Robert "Smokey" Bowen Interpretive Sign (Berlin area)
  25. San Domingo School (Mardela Springs)
  26. Stephen H. Long Interpretive Sign (Pocomoke City)
  27. Sturgis One-Room School Museum (Pocomoke City)
  28. Teackle Mansion (Princess Anne)
  29. University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne)

Thank you to Dr. Clara Small, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, for her work in researching and writing the text of this publication. This tour was brough to you by the Beach to Bay Heritage Area and Rural Maryland Council.