Welcome to the new home of Dorchester County Tourism!

Dorchester County Maryland's Office of Tourism

Welcome to the official new website of the Dorchester County Tourism Office, located in Cambridge, MD, on Maryland's beautiful Chesapeake Bay. This is the official website containing Dorchester County tourist information, including Dorchester County Maryland events, lodging, outdoor recreation, dining, cycling guide and historic sightseeing. Explore Harriet Tubman's history in the region, or sit back and enjoy some fresh oysters! Either way, Dorchester County has something for everyone.

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Tubman Visitor Center opens March 11

The new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center opens to the public on Saturday, March 11, with grand opening events planned for March 11 and 12 and throughout the year.

Harriet Tubman, who grew up Read More…

Top 17 events for 2017

This year will bring some new headline-making events to Dorchester, plus events that have been making people happy for decades. Here’s a rundown of some of the big events — mark your calendar! Of Read More…

First-ever Boat Drop launches New Year’s Eve!

 

New York City has its ball drop. And for the first time ever, Cambridge has its own New Year’s Eve drop — featuring a workboat. The New Year’s Eve Boat Drop will feature a Read More…

Holiday magic in Dorchester

There’s something about being in Dorchester County, with its small town flavor, that just makes the holidays more joyful. Experience it for yourself by taking a selfie in front of our fun Crab Basket Read More…

Crab Basket Tree celebrates watermen

A Christmas tree made from re-purposed crab baskets and buoys? Oh yes! A busy corner in downtown Cambridge is home to a 20-foot high tree made from nearly 200 bushel baskets that have been Read More…

Visitor Center open during construction

The Dorchester Visitor Center is undergoing improvements and needed maintenance, but will remain open to the public during construction. The elevated boardwalk leading to the main entrance of the visitor center is being completely Read More…

CNN story highlights IRONMAN Maryland

News giant CNN was filming in Dorchester County recently to share the story of John Young, the first person with dwarfism to take part — and complete — a full IRONMAN triathlon. CNN will be Read More…

Watermelon Blast launches Aug. 27

The first-ever Great American Watermelon Blast happens Saturday, August 27 in Vienna–the only event of its kind in the Chesapeake Bay region.

The siege machines of the popular Punkin Chunkin event in Delaware will make Read More…

What’s happening at the Sail

We’re trying to make better use of our beautiful space at the Dorchester Visitor Center, home of the big landmark sail, so come out and join in the fun! Events are open to visitors Read More…

Dorchester cleans up in “Best of” contest

A record number of Dorchester County businesses won in the 2016 Best of the Eastern Shore contest by What’s Up magazine! We had 13 winners in 15 categories. If you haven’t been to these Read More…