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

Tolchester Bandstand

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
Tolchester Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 47.262′ N, 76° 13.182′ W. Marker was in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker was on Mill Street. This marker is on the grounds of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: 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 location. Tolchester Beach Bandstand (here, next to this marker); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (a few steps from this marker);

Tolchester Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
2. Tolchester Bandstand Marker
Bushwack Boat (a few steps from this marker); Iconic Chesapeake Light (a few steps from this marker); Sharptown Barge (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Island Crabbing Skiff (within shouting distance of this marker); Heard Through the Fog (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Bell Foundry (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 This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
Tolchester Bandstand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
3. Tolchester Bandstand Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on January 31, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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