There’s nothing quite like strolling through a college campus. Each has its own history, culture, and traditions, so no two are alike! If you find yourself on a trip to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, be sure to check out Washington College, the first institution of higher learning to be chartered in the United States of America! Then, consult our complimentary Eastern Shore Vacation Guide for all of the best things to do near Washington College. Below, we’ve compiled just a few to get you started.
5 of the Best Things to Do Near Washington College
See a Show at the Prince Theatre
If you’re already in town to experience Washington College’s rich history and thriving arts community, why not keep with the theme? A visit to the Garfield Center for the Arts at Prince Theatre is one way to do just that! This historic theater hosts productions and other Chestertown events year-round. In addition to stage productions, the Garfield Center for the Arts often hosts classic movies, live music, and an open-mic night. There are even snacks and beverages served in the lobby if a craving hits. This Chestertown theater is located at 210 High Street, just an 18-minute walk (or 4-minute drive) from Washington College.
Find Something Special at Twigs and Teacups
Twigs and Teacups is a downtown Chestertown boutique that has a little bit of everything! Whether you’re just browsing or looking for the perfect gift, this locally owned spot won’t disappoint. You’ll find that even those hardest to shop for will love what you get them from Twigs and Teacups! Popular gifts here such as soaps, socks, and candles range from $3.50 to $14.50. Twigs and Teacups is one of our favorite spots for shopping in Chestertown! It’s located at 111 South Cross Street, just an 18-minute walk (or 4-minute drive) from campus.
Wander Massoni Art
Also known as the Carla Massoni Gallery, Massoni Art in downtown Chestertown is a great place to wander and look around. It’s one of the Mid-Atlantic’s finest galleries! For over 30 years, this spot has supplied Maryland’s Eastern Shore with specialty pieces created by nationally and internationally respected artists. Discover this spot at 203 High Street, just under a mile from campus (18-minute walk, 4-minute drive).
Set Sail Aboard the Schooner Sultana
Ever wanted to set sail aboard a Colonial-style ship? Thanks to the Sultana Education Foundation, you can! Just one mile away from campus, you’ll find the beautiful replica of the original 1768 schooner that once patrolled the Eastern Seaboard. Public sails aboard this incredible vessel cost $30 per adults and $15 per child (under age 12). There’s no better way to experience the Eastern Shore of Maryland’s maritime culture! The Sultana also hosts ecology and other special sails throughout the year.
Indulge at the Chester River Wine and Cheese Co.
Walking around campus can work up a sizeable appetite. If you find yourself in that situation, head to Chester River Wine and Cheese Co.! At this boutique-style market, you can indulge in samples of fine cut-to-order cheeses, meats, and more. After you’ve found your favorite flavors, order a gourmet sandwich and a glass of local wine. What could be finer? Discover this spot at 117 South Cross Street (one mile away from Washington College).
After exploring the many things to do near Washington College, you’ll want to settle in for a good night’s sleep. Come back to genuine comfort and rustic luxury at Brampton Inn! You’ll discover our beautiful bed and breakfast just six minutes away from Washington College. Whether you’re in town to visit your bright-eyed student or to simply explore downtown Chestertown, there’s no better place to stay. Our spacious, bright, and airy accommodations boast interesting historic details, comfortable furnishings, and plenty of premium amenities. After getting some much-needed rest, wake up to a complimentary gourmet breakfast (that we deliver to guests staying in Cottages)! You’ll feel brand new and ready to see much more of Maryland’s gorgeous Eastern Shore.