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Tolchester Bandstand

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
1. Tolchester Bandstand Marker
Inscription. On this Victorian bandstand, musicians played for holiday visitors at Tolchester Beach, in Kent County. In the mid 1800s people from Baltimore and other Mid-Atlantic cities traveled to Tolchester Beach and other Eastern Shore destinations on steamboats to relax and have a good time.

Like many amusement parks today, Tolchester Beach offered plenty of activities---swimming, a penny arcade, shooting gallery, many rides including a miniature train and the Whoopi Doo roller coaster, and of course dancing to the music of the bands.
 
Location. 38° 47.262′ N, 76° 13.182′ W. Marker is in St Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street. Click for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Miniature Skipjack, Spat (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooper Strait Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); How the Screwpile Lighthouse Got Its Name (within shouting distance of this

Tolchester Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
2. Tolchester Bandstand Marker
marker); Too Much of a Good Thing (within shouting distance of this marker); Rebuilding Rosie Parks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Miles River (within shouting distance of this marker); Deflecting the Enemy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
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Tolchester Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
3. Tolchester Bandstand Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 252 times since then. Last updated on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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