Cambridge, MD & Crisfield, MD
Settled by English colonists in 1684, Cambridge is one of the oldest colonial cities in Maryland. Then visit Crisfield, “Crab Capitol of the World” and southern most city in Maryland, witness the local ‘farming’ communities along the Chesapeake Bay.
Optional Excursions and Activities
*Optional sightseeing tours are at an additional cost unless otherwise specified.
Harriet Tubman Tour – Cambridge, Maryland
Experience the life and legacy of one of America’s great heroes, Harriet Tubman. After a brief introduction, the group will travel to the Long Wharf Park, which was a port used by sailing vessels, including slave ships. From there, drive past the grounds of the Dorchester County Courthouse, where slave auctions were held. You'll learn how some slaves and abolitionists managed to secure freedom from under the eyes of the auctioneers. Drive through Cambridge, passing some of the historic buildings that were important during the town's years as a port city. The landscape between Cambridge and the Harriet Tubman State Park has changed little over the years. You'll have a sense of what her world looked like. The tour will stop briefly at the Stanley Institute, an early education site for African-Americans before arriving at the Park for a guided tour of the Visitor Center. After that, travel to the historic marker near the site of her birthplace. Our last stop is at the Bucktown Store, where she defied an overseer to protect a young slave. From there, we return to Cambridge.
Crisfield Gab and Crabs – Crisfield, Maryland
Enjoy all that Crisfield, Maryland has to offer in this special two-part excursion. First, take a walking tour with a local historian directly from the ship. They will teach you all about the history of Crisfield, as well as the crabbing industry that it is famously known for. Then you will head to a waterfront restaurant, where you will be provided with a crash course on crabs! You will be provided with delicious steamed crabs and instructions on how to properly eat them. You will also be provided a few side dishes, to help really experience a crab feast.