West End Citizens begins in Cambridge for historic tours
CAMBRIDGE — West End Citizens Association have begun its Saturday “One Hour Walking Tour of Historic High Street” in Cambridge. Tours will continue each Saturday (weather permitting) through Saturday, Oct. 29.
Meet your Colonial costumed tour guide at 11 a.m. on Long Wharf at the foot of High Street every Saturday. Reservations are not necessary, but appreciated. In the April 2012 issue of
magazine, the Editor selected Cambridge and Dorchester County as Maryland’s “Finest Historic District.” For further information call 410-901-1000.
Do you know Napoleon’s involvement in Cambridge? Have you heard about the prominent lady who returned from the dead? Do you know which house was cut in two on High Street? Have you heard of the “Affair of Honor” which involved two High Street gentleman in a duel? Do you know how FDR changed the landscape of Long Wharf? Do you know who was involved in business conducted on the steps of the Dorchester County Court house? A tour will answer these questions and more.
High Street is the oldest street in the City of Cambridge first named in 1706. James Mitchener, living in the area when writing his book “Chesapeake” modeled his fictional town Patamoke after Cambridge. He also stated that High Street was the most beautiful street in our country. Except for one or two buildings all homes and businesses were built in the 1700 and 1800s. Come experience this beauty and learn about the famous and significant people who lived on High Street who were instrumental in the founding of the State of Maryland and our nation, and the folklore which has grown up around them. Come learn about Historic Cambridge, one of the most amazing small towns on the Eastern Shore.