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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tolchester Beach Bandstand

 
 
Tolchester Beach Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Tolchester Beach Bandstand Marker
Inscription.  From 1880 until 1962, musicians entertained summer visitors from this bandstand at Tolchester Beach, a resort town and amusement park in Kent County, Maryland. Constructed to attract daytrippers traveling by steamboat from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., Tolchester Beach was part of a golden era of nineteenth century amusement parks (with Coney Island serving as the most famous example).

Like many amusement parks today. Tolchester Beach boasted a roller coaster, a penny arcade, and a shooting gallery. Visitors could rent a bathing suit and take a dip, and enjoy an ice cream or picnic under the trees while listening to the latest tunes played on the bandstand. Today, the bandstand is one of the few structures remaining from Tolchester Beach, which was closed in 1962 and later demolished.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 47.262′ N, 76° 13.185′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street near Burns Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map
Tolchester Beach Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Tolchester Beach Bandstand Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Lane, Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tolchester Bandstand (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (a few steps from this marker); Smith Island Crabbing Skiff (a few steps from this marker); Heard Through the Fog (within shouting distance of this marker); Bushwack Boat (within shouting distance of this marker); Iconic Chesapeake Light (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharptown Barge (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Michaels Packing Company Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the linked marker.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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