City Orientation Walk, Cambridge (Self Guided)

Cambridge, Maryland is a quiet city situated along the Choptang River, one of the earliest English colonial settlements in the area. Centuries on, the city has retained much of its colonial atmosphere, carefully preserving the local heritage and traditions. To discover the city's main attractions, follow this orientation walk.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: USA » Cambridge (See other walking tours in Cambridge)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: max
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Choptank River Lighthouse

1) Choptank River Lighthouse (must see)

The Choptank River Light was a screw-pile lighthouse located near Oxford, Maryland. In its second incarnation it was the only such light moved from another location in the Chesapeake Bay. A replica of the second Choptank River Lighthouse was built on the waterfront in Cambridge, Maryland and is open for tours. It was dedicated September 22, 2012.
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Cambridge Historic District

2) Cambridge Historic District (must see)

The Cambridge Historic District, Wards I and III, a national historic district, is a large residential, commercial and governmental area in northwest Cambridge. It consists of buildings from the late 18th through the mid-20th centuries. Residential building styles include Georgian, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival and American Foursquare, including the Italian Villa courthouse designed by Richard Upjohn. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

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Goldsborough House

3) Goldsborough House

The Goldsborough House is an historic home built in 1793. This two and a half-story painted brick Federal-style house with a five-bay symmetrical facade features an Ionic columned portico. The Goldsborough House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Thanks to the care of the citizens of Cambridge, it is well-preserved.

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Dorchester County Courthouse and Jail

4) Dorchester County Courthouse and Jail

Dorchester County Courthouse and Jail is a historic courthouse building located at Cambridge, the county seat of Dorchester County. It is an Italianate influenced, painted brick structure, which was enlarged and extensively remodeled with Georgian Revival decorative detailing in the 1930s. The building entrance is flanked on the north by a three-story tower. It was constructed in 1853, and is the only courthouse designed by Richard Upjohn in Maryland.

The County Jail, which stood to the southeast of the courthouse from about 1882 until its demolition in 1994, was a Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival style granite structure with brick and terra cotta features. The jail was the work of the Baltimore architect, Charles L. Carson. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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Christ Episcopal Church and Cemetery

5) Christ Episcopal Church and Cemetery (must see)

Christ Episcopal Church and Cemetery is a historic Episcopal church and cemetery located at Cambridge, Dorchester County. Christ Church is the parish church of Great Choptank Parish, founded in 1692 as one of the List of original 30 Anglican parishes in the Province of Maryland. The church structure, designed by noted Baltimore architect Charles E. Cassell and built between 1883 and 1884, is a large Gothic Revival stone structure of green serpentinite stone on a cruciform plan. The adjoining cemetery is enclosed on three sides by a brick wall, and burials therein date from 1674 to the present. Church parishioners included five governors of Maryland, a state Attorney General, an Ambassador to the Netherlands, local judges and lawyers and several U.S. Congressmen, where most are buried. Christ Episcopal Church and Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

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Richardson Maritime Museum

6) Richardson Maritime Museum

A visit to Cambridge is not complete without seeing the Richardson Maritime Museum. This museum reveals the long history of Chesapeake Bay’s traditional wooden sailing vessels. Its entire collection of exquisite models are handmade.

Opening hours: Saturday: 10am - 4pm; Sunday 1pm - 4pm;
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Sycamore Cottage

7) Sycamore Cottage

Sycamore Cottage is an historic home thought to have been built as early as 1765. This one and a half-story gambrel-roofed structure was remodeled during the 19th century, including the addition of Victorian windows, a Colonial Revival porch, 1840s Greek Revival interior details and the addition of a meeting hall. Moved to this location in 1840, since 1922 Sycamore Cottage has been the headquarters of the Cambridge Woman's Club. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

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Harriet Tubman Museum

8) Harriet Tubman Museum (must see)

This museum reveals the dramatic history of Harriet Tubman and how she stood up and fought for her rights. Discover the story of how she and many others risked their lives in order to provide slaves an opportunity to escape oppression.

Opening hours:: Tuesday - Friday: 12 pm - 3 pm; Saturday: 12 pm - 4 pm.

Walking Tours in Cambridge, Maryland

Create Your Own Walk in Cambridge

Create Your Own Walk in Cambridge

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cambridge is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Cambridge Churches Tour

Cambridge Churches Tour

Cambridge contains a variety of great churches, many of them are very old, dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Take the following tour to discover the rich heritage of Cambridge's churches.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Cambridge for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Cambridge has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Cambridge, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.