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Explore the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area while on your own personal treasure hunt! The Passport Tour offers a fun and adventurous way to engage children and families while experiencing Dorchester County’s rich history and culture.

Exploring at their own pace, travelers are encouraged to find the numbered medallions and make rubbings at each site they visit throughout Dorchester County. Anyone who makes rubbings at 10 or more sites can redeem their passport booklet for a prize at the Dorchester County Visitor Center.

The 12 stops on the self-guided tour highlight Dorchester County’s unique history. You can pick up the Passport  booklet and the accompanying Heritage Guide brochure at the Dorchester County Visitor Center or at any of the sites. The 12 sites (see map below) are Long Wharf (1), Dorchester County Courthouse (2), Wallace Office Building (3), Spocott Windmill (4), Stanley Institute (5), Old Trinity Church (6), Becky Phipps Canon (7), Grace Foundation (8), St. Mary Star of the Sea (9), Bucktown Village Store (10), Handsell House (11) and Meredith House (12).

“Saw way more of the county than I might have without it. Beautiful county with lots of history. I did ride my bike to the windmill, windy!  My favorite site may be the Grace Foundation of Taylor’s Island.  Looking forward to my return.”
– Jennifer Loss
Greenbelt, MD

Pick up a passport guide

Dorchester Visitor Center
2 Rosehill Place
Cambridge, MD  21613

Open 7 days a week
8:30am-5pm

Guides also are available at each of the 12 sites.

“We so enjoyed the passport tour of the area. We saw a lot and learned a lot!  The area is filled with great and rich history. Some I had no idea about. We had the best time doing this as it’s right up our alley.”
– Rene’ Henderson
Greensboro, GA
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