The asphalt slabs you just walked on are pieces of Baltimore Boulevard, a 15-mile road built by developers in the 1950s and destroyed by a storm in 1962. These broken slabs are now used only by gulls, which drop and crack clams on the hard surface. . . . — — Map (db m9146) HM
Centuries ago, Indians of the Algonquin Nation, including the Assateagues, Pocomokes, Manokins and Acquintacas, migrated seasonally between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. The Beach to Bay Indian Trail recognizes the patterns established . . . — — Map (db m4390) HM
One of many small-town gems on the Maryland-Virginia Eastern Shore, Berlin (with the accent on the "Ber") has a wealth of historic houses and an especially well-preserved commercial district from the late 1800s. The uniform . . . — — Map (db m206337) HM
The marshes in the distance, the waters before you, and the land beneath and behind you form an interwoven whole. What affects one part affects all.
How we use and care for the land impacts it's water quality. The water that drains from the land . . . — — Map (db m87797) HM
Born near this site Jan. 5, 1779, his heroic exploits in Tripolitan Wars earned him his captain's commission in 1804. Commanded the "United States" and appointed commodore in War of 1812. Killed in duel at Bladensburg, Maryland, March 22, 1820. — — Map (db m3771) HM
Isaiah "Uncle Zear" Fassett was born into slavery southeast of here in Sinepuxent in 1844. His owner, Sarah A. Bruff, released him from bondage at age nineteen on November 11, 1863, when the U.S. Army paid her $300 in compensation. That same day, . . . — — Map (db m15695) HM
Isaiah Fassett was born into slavery south of here in Sinepuxent in 1844. On November 11, 1863, when he was nineteen, his owner, Sara A. Bruff, released him from bondage to enlist in Co. D, 9th United States Colored Troops. Bruff, who was loyal . . . — — Map (db m206342) HM
Keep Them Safe
During your visit to Assateague you will likely encounter a few of the island's most popular residents.
Both petting and feeding horses causes harmful behavioral changes as they become unafraid of humans and . . . — — Map (db m206333) HM
Keep Them Safe
During your visit to Assateague you will likely encounter a few of the island's most popular residents.
Both petting and feeding horses causes harmful behavioral changes as they become unafraid of humans and vehicles. . . . — — Map (db m206336) HM
In the late 1800's and early 1900's four Life-Saving Stations on Assateague Island aided ships in distress off the coast, where hidden sand bars, storms, German submarines, and other dangers often threatened.
The U.S. Life-Saving Service . . . — — Map (db m8143) HM
Assateague's first visitors were small bands of nomadic Indians who had permanent settlements on the mainland. These hunters and gatherers came seasonally to the island to enjoy the rich harvest of waterfowl, fish, oysters, clams, and plant foods. . . . — — Map (db m8337) HM
Ever since explorer Giovanna da Verrazzano sailed through Sinepuxent Bay in 1524, human activty along these waters has helped shape Assateague's history. Except for intriguing place names on local maps, almost all traces of these historic events . . . — — Map (db m8602) HM
Each Autumn Assateague Island is a refuge for migrating tundra peregrine falcons (falco peregrinus tundrius). In 1958, falconer and conservationist Alva G. Nyemur confirmed the presence here of this previously-unrecognized race of peregrine. During . . . — — Map (db m206330) HM
Dairies (or milk houses, as they were more commonly called in the Mid-Atlantic region) were one-room structures constructed two to three feet below grade for coolness. They had brick or stone floors and plastered or whitewashed ceilings and interior . . . — — Map (db m88263) HM
The surfmen of the U.S. Life-Saving Service were real heroes. Come hurricane or nor'easter, they scanned the horizon for ships in distress. They bravely risked their lives to rescue shipwrecked mariners and passengers, conducting both beach and . . . — — Map (db m206335) HM
Sinepuxent Bay and Chincoteague Bay (just to the south) separate Assateague Island from the mainland.
The Atlantic Ocean lies just over a mile away, on the other side of Assateague. The pedestrian and bicycle bridge to your left provides a fine . . . — — Map (db m88250)
Shoals, bad weather, and lack of navigational aids contributed to hundreds of shipwrecks along Assateague. Many wrecks were schooners and cargo vessels sailing the busy coastal ship lanes in the 1800s.
The total number of wrecks off Assateague . . . — — Map (db m8338) HM
Established around 1692 as a chapel-of-ease for Snow Hill Parish, and later, in 1744, designated as the principal church of Worcester Parish. The original frame building was replaced with this Georgian brick structure, completed in 1764. — — Map (db m3773) HM
This brick building was originally built as a garage for horse and carriage in 1910. It was converted to a theater for showing "silent flickers" in 1917. A new facade was added to replicate the Spanish Mission Style architecture common to movie . . . — — Map (db m137728) HM
Hardy, compact, and spirited - the horses on Assateague Island run freely over a range bounded by ocean and bay. Bands of mares and young led by protective stallions graze on marsh grasses, drink at freshwater ponds, and retreat into island forests . . . — — Map (db m8340) HM
Town of Berlin Berlin's main street follows the course of the old Philadelphia post road which served as a principal stage route and course of land transportation during the 18th and 19th centuries. Tradition holds that the name Berlin came . . . — — Map (db m8339) HM
Anchor From The U.S.S. Decatur
(DD-936) Forrest Sherman Class
Commissioned in 1956.
Decommissioned in 1965.
Re-commissioned in 1967.
Decommissioned in 1983,
Receiving 6 Battle Stars
For Vietnam Service.
This Anchor Was Obtained . . . — — Map (db m60828) HM
Named in 1976 for the courageous Florentine navigator, Giovanni da Verrazano (c. 1485-1528.) In the ship La Dauphine under a commission from King Francis I of France, he explored the Atlantic coastline of North America in the spring of 1524, . . . — — Map (db m3783) HM
To those who served
In honor of the living
In memory of the dead
[Plaque on the left side of the display:]
WWII Killed in Action
Seaman John R. Casper, Merchant Marine, N. Atlantic, 1945
Pvt. James E. . . . — — Map (db m137726) WM
You wouldn't know it from the surface. But this shallow bay (only three to four feet in most areas) brims with life. What lies beneath? Plankton, algae, grasses, worms, shrimp and minnows, clams and crabs, flounders and eels, stingrays and . . . — — Map (db m87794) HM
The Captain Robert S. Craig
& Virginia Lee Mason Craig
1949 - 1950
has been placed on the
of Historic . . . — — Map (db m137717) HM
2,200 acres "lying on the sea board side of Boquetonorton (Poqadenorton) Hundred" patented May 10, 1676, to Col. William Stevens, and on January 10, 1679, to Charles Ratcliffe. Brick house believed built in 1732 by May. John Purnell. During the . . . — — Map (db m3774) HM
Ocean City, Maryland has long been known as the “The White Marlin Capital of the World.” Of all the thousands of white marlin caught off the Maryland coast, the one encased here is the largest. The Maryland state record white weighed 135 . . . — — Map (db m66532) HM
This two and one half ton anchor was recovered from an 1870s shipwreck, known locally as the Sailboat Wreck.
It was located by the commercial clam vessel STAR LIGHT, 19.6 nautical miles NNE of Assateague Island Lighthouse in 15 fathoms of water. . . . — — Map (db m69534) HM
Centuries ago, Indians of the Algonquin Nation, including the Assateagues, Pocomokes, Manokins and Acquinticas, migrated seasonally between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. The Beach to Bay Indian Trail recognizes the patterns established . . . — — Map (db m190326) HM
Through the seasons many species of birds flock to the beaches, marshes, dunes and bays of Assateague Island. Here they find abundant food---fish, mollusks, crustaceans, insects, and small mammals. Binoculars and a field guide will enhance your . . . — — Map (db m66523) HM
This cannon was most likely acquired by an American private armed vessel during the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812. It was uncovered in the 1980s by a developer in front of a warehouse in the Fells Point area of Baltimore, MD. A common . . . — — Map (db m66531) HM
City Hall is the municipal headquarters and the administrative seat for the Town of Ocean City. The Mayor and the City Council meet on the first and third Monday of the month and conduct work sessions on the second and fourth Tuesday of the . . . — — Map (db m150165) HM
Both commercial and recreational fishing have played an important part in the development and growth of Ocean City, Maryland.
The year 1897 marked the beginning of the commercial fishing industry when members of the Ludlam family brought a crew . . . — — Map (db m137721) HM
Assateague Island is in constant motion. Influenced by wind, waves, tides, and currents, sand movement continually reshapes the island and its shores. These forces, combined with a gradually rising sea level, cause Assateague to move a few feet . . . — — Map (db m66508) HM
This record 1,210 pound Tiger Shark was caught in the waters off Ocean City, Maryland by Grace Czemiak of Buffalo, New York. The shark was caught on July 9, 1983 while fishing aboard the LISA with Captain Stuart Windsor and Mate Jim Liberto.
Mrs. . . . — — Map (db m66529) HM
On what is now the corner of Caroline Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City's Life-Saving Station was built in 1878 and sat at the once northern edge of Ocean City. The life-saving station was a part of the coastal system, established by the . . . — — Map (db m190333) HM
Assateaque's first visitors were small bands of nomadic Indians who had permanent settlements on the mainland. These hunters and gatherers came seasonally to the island to enjoy the rich harvest of waterfowl, fish, oysters, clams, and plant . . . — — Map (db m190328) HM
Efforts to establish a resort on the barrier island began as early as 1839. In the late 1860s construction of the Wicomico and Pocomoke Railroad promised an increase in beach visitors, prompting investors to lay out streets and building lots on 267 . . . — — Map (db m66537) HM
The original Ocean City Fishing Pier was financed and constructed by a number of local businessmen and community leaders. Work began in 1904 and after numerous delays was completed in time for the 1907 season. There wasn't an inlet in 1907, so the . . . — — Map (db m137722) HM
This site is dedicated to the memory of Sam Wilkinson. Though his death was tragic, we have been left with an inspiration to help others in a way that would have made Sammy proud. Today, through the Sammy Wilkinson Memorial Foundation, children . . . — — Map (db m190337) HM
Seashore Camping Camping by the ocean and dunes can be a very enjoyable adventure. If youve never done it before, here are a few things you should know: 1. Tent pegs should be at least 15” long. Short pegs wont hold in the sand. Wooden . . . — — Map (db m66525) HM
World War II was the last fought in which the President asked Congress for a declaration of war. Since then, United States armed forces have been in combat, including these smaller conflicts:
The U.S. orchestrates the . . . — — Map (db m150158) HM
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done. — — Map (db m3789) HM
Erected by the P.T.A.
In Honor of Students
Ocean City High School who so heroically served in the Armed Forces 1941 – World War II - 1945 And dedicated to the memory of these who sacrificed their lives for Democracy, Peace and . . . — — Map (db m69407) WM
This park is dedicated to the memory of Leland Stanford Swindler Brigadier General USMC Born 1893 - Died 1993
Soldier, sailor and marine he entered the service in 1912, served in WWI, the China Campaign, WWII and the Korean War. He was decorated . . . — — Map (db m3780) HM
This colorfully armored crustacean is one of the best known and most valuable scavengers of the bays and coves along the Atlantic shore.
Crabbing Technique Tie a fish head on a piece of raw chicken to the end of a twelve foot string. . . . — — Map (db m66510) HM
Henry's Hotel survives as one of a few 19th-century structures in downtown Ocean City. Built around 1895, the hotel and lot were acquired by Charles T. and Louisa Henry in December 1926. Previously known as "Henry's Colored Hotel," the enterprise . . . — — Map (db m137718) HM
Found along the western shores of the Atlantic and the coastal waters of Asia, the unusual and fascinating horseshoe crab has proven to be a valuable ally to scientists and medical researchers.
Boasting nine eyes, three in the front, one on each . . . — — Map (db m66527) HM
The railroad played an important role in the growth of Ocean City, Maryland. The railroad era begain in 1876 and lasted for 57 years. it was the priamry form of transportation to and from the resort, and was the lifeblood of early Ocean City. Both . . . — — Map (db m190332) HM
Built by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company of Akron, Ohio, this enormous truck tire stands nearly 12 feet tall and weighs over 6,500 pounds! Used on open-pit mining trucks that can carry up to 240 tons of ore at one time, this tire was actually . . . — — Map (db m137725) HM
This building is a replica of the original Ocean City train station, constructed in the late 19th century. Roland E. Powell, Mayor; Richard W. Meehan, Council President; James S. Hall, Council Secretary; Vincent D. Gisriel, Jr, Councilman; Sally S. . . . — — Map (db m66542) HM
This monument, representing the Assateague Indian, was sculptured by Peter Toth and given to the people of Maryland as a gift. Toth is presently sculpturing an Indian monument in each of the fifty states, to pay homage to his heritage and to raise . . . — — Map (db m66528) HM
Few of the hundreds of thousands of vacationers today are aware that a railroad once played an important role in the growth of Ocean City, Maryland. The railroad era began in 1876 and lasted for 57 years; it was the primary form of transportation . . . — — Map (db m137719) HM
Town of Berlin Berlins main street follows the course of the old Philadelphia post road which served as a principal stage route and course of land transportation during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Tradition holds that the name Berlin came . . . — — Map (db m66541) HM
Once part of the World Trade Center, this twisted piece of steel rests here as an enduring memorial to the 343 New York City firefighters who perished in their desperate attempt to save lives on September 11, 2001. We will never forget. — — Map (db m190335) WM
U.S. tank crew in Tunisia
North Africa Operation Torch, Nov. 8, 1942
Bombing Neuminster Germany
Battle of the Bulge | Dec. 6, 1944 - Jan. 25, 1945
D-Day, Normandy | June 6, 1944
Battle of the . . . — — Map (db m150161) WM
Japs Bomb Hawaii
Pearl Harbor | December 7, 1941
Midway | June 7, 1942
Guadalcanal | Aug. 7-Feb. 9, 1943
Okinawa | April 1-June 23, 1945
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima | Feb. 23, 1945
MacArthur . . . — — Map (db m150162) HM WM
Centuries ago, Indians of the Algonquin Nation, including the Assateagues, Pocomokes, Manokins and Acquintacas, migrated seasonally between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. The Beach to Bay Indian Trail recognizes the patterns established . . . — — Map (db m94457) HM
State line located approximately 100 yards south of this point. In 1668 surveyors marked large Oak trees
to indicate the boundary. These came to be called "Marriage Trees" as couples traveled from Virginia to wed under more lenient Maryland laws. . . . — — Map (db m48604) HM
Town of Princess Anne
The Town of Princess Anne, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was created by an act of Maryland's General Assembly in 1733. The town was named in honor of King George II's daughter, Anne, and is located . . . — — Map (db m94459) HM
The U.S. Route 13 Travel Information Center
is dedicated to the Memory of
Mark O. Pilchard
In grateful Recognition of the Vision,
Dedication and Leadership he provided
in establishing the Center.
He served the citizens of the Lower . . . — — Map (db m51129) HM
Although isolated from Maryland's largest population centers, the Eastern Shore was important to the state's role in the Civil War and exemplified the citizens' divided loyalties.
In the years before the war, enslaved African-Americans here . . . — — Map (db m51130) HM
Olive Marie Lippoldt taught at Pocomoke Elementary School from 1984 - 1992. She founded the Psi chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an international teacher's sorority. For all the contributions she made to Pocomoke youth, this garden is dedicated in her . . . — — Map (db m165027) HM
River Trades & Traditions
Native Indians used the deep, dark Pocomoke River to hunt, fish, trap, travel and trade with other peoples in the region. The river banks still hold the remains of arrowheads, broken pottery and eroding oyster . . . — — Map (db m165029) HM
Originally located on Brantley Road east of Pocomoke City, the Sturgis School is one of the last remaining one-room school buildings erected to educate African-American children in Worcester County. Dating around 1900, the single-story frame . . . — — Map (db m63474) HM
If you were standing here during the years surrounding the turn of the 20th century, your senses would be filled with the sights, sounds and smells of a hard working waterfront. The air would be thick with the smell of cut raw timber and burning . . . — — Map (db m165026) HM
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art exhibits the most comprehensive collection of wildfowl carving and art in the world.
Named for Lem and Steve Ward of Crisfield, Maryland, whose skill and vision elevated traditional . . . — — Map (db m94455) HM
Western Auto was a family-owned and operated hardware store for over 55 years. The State of Maryland, Worcester County, and the Town of Snow Hill proclaimed December 1, 2006,
"Gus Payne Day." — — Map (db m206339) HM
Dedicated to the memory of the men of Worcester County who gave their lives for our country in Korea.
Berrien, Henry Lee Truitt, Granville Handy Wise, Esley Wooten, Clarence T. — — Map (db m67199) WM
Nassawango is structurally typical of its period while distinctive in several ways: it smelted bog ore; it is principally of brick rather than stone; and of greatest significance, it probably is the earliest surviving American furnace that employed . . . — — Map (db m42635) HM
Established in 1686 as part of Calvert's family objective to create towns and advance trade. Laid out on a sandy ridge at the head of the Pocomoke River. The town was developed as a trading center on the seaside of Somerset County, and later as a . . . — — Map (db m48603) HM
Long believed to be one of the oldest dwellings remaining in Snow Hill, this story-and-a-half stepped framed house evokes for many the image of an eighteenth century dwelling. Its exterior chimney and small rooms with wide pine flooring are . . . — — Map (db m66561) HM
Dedicated to the memory of the men of Worcester County who gave their lives for our country in Vietnam
Berger, Barry Howard Bivens, Frederick Wood, Jr. Briddell, Charles Littleton Brown, Mitchell David Gordy, Dennis Welton Gordy, . . . — — Map (db m67197) WM
In November 1861, a force of about 4,500 United States officers, soldiers, cavalrymen, and artillerists assembled in and around Snow Hill. Some of the troops camped here on the Worcester County Courthouse yard. Gen. Henry H. Lockwood commanded . . . — — Map (db m74867) HM
"I met one boy with a flint-lock rifle and a Confederate uniform. He acknowledged to have been in Confederate service, but that last night they all dispersed. I could see them running in every direction, hiding their arms." . . . — — Map (db m206338) HM
This Tablet is a Memorial to the Men of Worcester County who gave their lives for their country in the World War.
Blaine B. Boggs Ernest Livingstone Edward J. Bonneville Wilson U. Martin Ara J. Bowen Sewell W. Marshall Claude . . . — — Map (db m3822) WM
This tablet is a memorial to the men of Worcester County who gave their lives for their country in World War II
Adams, Arthur W.
Barnes, Herman R.
Bonnevidde, Walter P.
Coston, Felton B.
Donoway, Voyd . . . — — Map (db m3824) WM