Cambridge, MD

Travel Guide
Cambridge
Tour one of the oldest communities in Maryland, a historic waterfront city with a rich colonial heritage and maritime traditions.

Cambridge is a city in Dorchester County, Maryland. Its popular port was founded in the 17th century, making it one of the oldest in the state. Stroll on a brick-paved street through the picturesque historic district and discover parks, museums, art galleries and beautiful waterfront spots.

The city is known for its charming maritime atmosphere. Pick one of the many cafés along the Choptank River and have a relaxing meal while enjoying scenic riverside views. Walk along Long Wharf Park running beside the river and find the Choptank River Lighthouse, a fantastic replica of the original lighthouse that once guided the ships along the river. This famous site in Cambridge houses a small museum and the marina dockmaster’s office. If you want to see local wildlife, visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy a fun and educational day for the whole family, get close to the animals and explore different land and paddling trails.

The historic center of Cambridge is a great area to discover. Walk along High Street and Race Street to find lovely art galleries, restaurants and shops. Stop at Christ Episcopal Church and Cemetery to see a beautiful historic building. Great Choptank Parish was one of 30 parishes of the Church of England established in 1692 in the colony of Maryland. Christ Church was established in Cambridge as the principal church of that parish. Take great photos of this Gothic Revival stone structure, designed by the renowned architect Charles Emmett Cassell.

While you are visiting the church, be sure to see the adjacent old cemetery. Look for the two stones located near the High Street entrance of the cemetery with inscriptions from the years 1678 and 1684, which demonstrate that the place has been a burial ground for more than 300 years.

Find the city of Cambridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore, an easy drive from many metropolitan areas including Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Richmond.

Where to stay in Cambridge

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cambridge
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cambridge
2.5 out of 5
2917 Ocean Gateway, Rt.50 East, Cambridge, MD, 21613
The price is ¥14,062 per night from Jul 20 to Jul 21
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cambridge. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
3.5/5 Good! (681 reviews)
"Very close to parking"

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Cambridge
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
4 out of 5
100 Heron Blvd, Cambridge, MD, 21613
The price is ¥49,892 per night from Aug 2 to Aug 3
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Cambridge. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (898 reviews)
"I liked the pool and activities available at the property. I didn’t like that there doesn’t seem to be a variety of eating places in the area but overall we enjoyed our stay."

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2022

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2715 Ocean Gtwy, Cambridge, MD, 21613
Fully refundable
The price is ¥19,036 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 4
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Cambridge. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (489 reviews)
"Aside from a mixup with my booking that the manager quickly fixed the stay was perfect. It was quiet, clean, kids loved the pool, and convenient location!"

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2022

Holiday Inn Express Cambridge, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Charming and Cozy with a Waterview
Charming and Cozy with a Waterview
Cambridge, MD
Stay at this vacation home in Cambridge. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attraction Spocott Windmill is located nearby. Discover genuine ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
Great location
"Lovely place"

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Charming and Cozy with a Waterview
Hudson Creek Retreat, 5 Acre Waterfront Home, Pool, Pier, Fishing & Crabbing
Hudson Creek Retreat, 5 Acre Waterfront Home, Pool, Pier, Fishing & Crabbing
Cambridge, MD
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Cambridge. Enjoy an outdoor pool, WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attraction Spocott Windmill is located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Amazing place! Wonderful owners! Great outdoor fun for the family!
"Sorry for the delay in my review but we had an amazing time on our trip! 1. Anne and Keith were very friendly and very responsive to all my emails. They made us feel welcomed and also helped us with things around the house. 2. The house was perfect for our 2 families (total 10 people). Everyone liked ..."

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Hudson Creek Retreat, 5 Acre Waterfront Home, Pool, Pier, Fishing & Crabbing
NEW! Beautiful Colonial Home on the Choptank River
NEW! Beautiful Colonial Home on the Choptank River
Cambridge, MD
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Cambridge. Enjoy free WiFi, a porch, and a garden. Popular attractions Dorchester County Visitors Center and Ruark ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Lovely Home
"My daughter and I had a great stay in this lovely home. The home is even nicer than the photos and the views are lovely. Spacious, super-comfortable beds, lots of amenities--just a great stay!"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

NEW! Beautiful Colonial Home on the Choptank River
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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