Welcome to Dorchester County, Maryland.


Local Interests

Enjoy the endless waterviews and stunning sunsets along 1,700 miles of pristine shoreline. Visit our remarkable historical sites and witness the abundance of nature at our many outdoor parks and recreation areas. Here are just a few local attractions to consider.

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Located 12 miles south of Cambridge, the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory birds. With over 23,000 acres of tidal marshland, Blackwater is one of the chief wintering areas for Canada Geese using the Atlantic Flyway. Blackwater is also home for three of our nation’s threatened or endangered species, the bald eagle, Delmarva fox squirrel and the migrating peregrine falcon during certain seasons of the year.

Malkus Bridge

Malkus Memorial Bridge

The Frederick C. Malkus Memorial Bridge is the gateway to Dorchester County over the Choptank River, which borders the county to the North. A life long resident of Dorchester County, Senator Malkus served in the Maryland State Senate from 1951 through 1994.

Spocott Wind Mill

Spocott Windmill

Since 1972, Dorchester County has had a fully operating English style post windmill which was expertly crafted by the late master shipbuilder, James B. Richardson. There has been a succession of windmills at this location dating back to the late 1700’s. Nearby on the grounds is a c. 1800 one and one-half story colonial tenant house.

Harriett Tubman Birthplace

Birthplace of Harriet Tubman

"The Moses of her People", Harriet Tubman was born on the Brodess Plantation in Dorchester County. Known for her role in the Underground Railroad, she returned to Delmarva 19 times to free other slaves. During the Civil War, she served a Union nurse, scout, and spy.

Visitors Center SailWinds Park

Sailwinds Park

The visitor’s center at Sailwinds Park is located at the foot of the Malkus Bridge, just as you are entering Dorchester County. Sailwinds Park is located along the shoreline of the Choptank River, and hosts many community events and festivals throughout the year.

Cambridge Creek

Cambridge Creek

The Cambridge Creek, a tributary of the Choptank River runs through the heart of Cambridge. Many watermen dock their boats after a day’s work on the waterways of Dorchester. This view is from the Cambridge Creek bridge looking out toward the Choptank.

Hurlock Train Station

Hurlock Train Station

Incorporated in 1892, Hurlock ranks as the second largest town in Dorchester County. It began from a Dorchester/Delaware Railroad station built in 1867. The Old Train Station has been restored and is host to occasional train excursions.