DescriptionCambridge, founded in 1684, is located on the fertile bank of the Choptank River, which plays a significant role in the local economy for those who harvest crabs and oysters.
Christ Episcopal Church stands on the site of the original church; its cemetery contains the graves of local Revolutionary War soldiers and several of Maryland's statesmen; phone (410) 228-3161.
The High Street Historic District, downtown, extends west from the Choptank River. The buildings in this area date from the mid-1700s and exhibit a variety of architectural styles. A replica of the Choptank River Lighthouse stands on the waterfront at the junction of Water and High streets.
In 2013 the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument was established to recognize the life of Harriet Tubman, a conductor on the Underground Railroad. A 17-acre state park has been developed adjacent to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on SR 335 that includes a visitor center with an orientation video, interpretive exhibits, a research library, a memorial garden, picnic tables and walking trails; it is expected to open March 2017. Phone (410) 221-2290.
Visitor InfoDorchester County Department of Tourism 2 Rose Hill Pl. CAMBRIDGE, MD 21613. Phone:(410)228-1000
ShoppingDowntown Cambridge is home to a half-dozen art galleries and nearly two dozen boutiques. A farmers market takes place every Thurs. 3- 6, early May to mid-Oct.
Things to SeeBlackwater National Wildlife Refuge