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Civil War Trail Markers

• Perryville Community Park. Four legged recruits were trained here and sent off to war. The Mule School prepared mules for the rigors of battle.
• Rodgers Tavern,259 Broad St., Perryville. A small town became an important outpost for Union forces, when the town's rails became the end of the train line.
• Port Deposit. A local artillery battery, Snow's Battery, found itself playing a vital role at Antietam.
 
Mount Harmon

Mount Harmon Plantation is the northernmost colonial era Tidewater plantation open to the public, and is a scenic and historic treasure. The plantation museum and grounds are open May through October, Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for guided tours of the manor house and self-guided tours of the grounds and nature trails.
 
Charlestown
The 107 House (Tory House)
Market St.
Charlestown ,MD 21914
Phone: 410-287-8262
Visit this circa 1750 home in the first incorporated town in Cecil County. Lower level of this 2 story federal style structure houses a restored colonial tavern kitchen. Tours by appointment.. or on the 3rd Sun. of each month, 2 - 4 pm, May - Sept.
 
Chesapeake City
C and D Canal Museum
Chesapeake City ,MD 21915
Phone: 410-885-5622
On the C&D Canal. Highlights the history of the busiest canal in the U.S., in operation since 1829. The museum is located in the original pumphouse. Exhibits, artifacts, and monitor giving up to the minute locations of ships in the canal; Waterwheel, and the oldest engines of their kind in the U.S. still on their original mount, on display. Mon. - Fri., 8-4. Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Government holidays.
 
Elkton
Historical Society of Cecil County
135 E. Main St.
Elkton ,MD 21921
Phone: 410-398-1790
Research library, gallery exhibit, historic log cabin, and replica of a country store from days gone by; Mon. 10:00 am - 4 pm, Tues. 6-8:30 pm, Thurs. 10-4 pm, first and fourth Sat. 10-2 pm.
 
John F. DeWitt Military Museum
Historical Society of Cecil County
135 E. Main Street
Elkton ,MD 21921
Phone: 410-398-1790
Impressive display of military memorabilia from the Revolutionary War through Desert Storm.
 
North East
Upper Bay Museum
Walnut Street
North East Town Park
North East ,MD 21901
Phone: 410-287-2675
A unique museum collection that reflects the heritage of commercial and recreational fishing and hunting on the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Decoys, gunning rigs, antique marine engines, mahogany miniatures, and more. Annual decoy show held the third weekend in Oct. Hours: Open Memorial Day - Labor Day - Sat. 10-4 and Sun. 12-4. Tours by appointment. Closed major Holidays.
 
Perryville
Perryville Railroad Museum
Perryville MARC Train Station
Perryville ,MD 21903
Phone: 410-939-0546
Housed in the historic Perryville MARC train station. A working train display/ artifacts. Sunday, 1-4 pm or tours by appointment..
 
Port Deposit
Bainbridge Museum
Portside Grille bldg
600 Rowland Dr.
Port Deposit ,MD 21904
Fax: 410-287-5311
Phone: 410-287-9172
Phone: 410-378-4641
On the Susquehanna River. US NTC Bainbridge Museum Hours: Open every weekend of the year (Saturdays and Sundays) from 1:00pm-5:00PM. Private Openings are Available: Call Wayne Hill at 410-287-2290 (day), Carolyn Spencer at 410-378-3219, or Jim Sieling at 410-658-3890.
 
Paw Paw Museum
98 N. Main
Port Deposit ,MD 21904
Phone: 410-378-4480
Collection of household items, fascinating letters dated as far back as the Civil War, and photographs depicting 19th and 20th century life in Port Deposit. Materials available for research projects. 2nd and 4th Sundays 1-5 pm, May -Oct., or by appointment...
 
Rising Sun
Cecil County Farm Museum
34 Buckley Avenue
Rising Sun ,MD 21911
Phone: 410-658-6220
Hours: 8 - 4:30 Monday-Friday. Nice collection of turn-of-the-century farm and kitchen implements.
 

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