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Getting There -- Come by boat (your own; there aren't any ferries) -- from the Chesapeake Bay east on the Choptank River -- or come by car. Cambridge is on Route 50, about 15 miles south of Easton. Once you cross the Sen. Frederick Malkus Bridge over the Choptank, you're here. The historic district is west of the highway, which is called Ocean Gateway here.

Boat slips are available at the city marina and in front of the county offices, both on the Choptank. Boats can tie up for free for 48 hours in front of the county office building but need permission to stay longer. The city marina has slips for larger boats; reservations are required. Call tel. 410/228-1700 for reservations or information.

Visitor Information -- The Dorchester Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park, 2 Rose Hill Place, just east of the bridge in Cambridge (tel. 410/228-1000; www.tourdorchester.org), is full of information about Cambridge, Harriet Tubman, and the nearby Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The center has restrooms, a waterfront playground, and picnic tables, too. It's open daily 8:30am to 5pm.

Getting Around -- The quickest way to get around is by car, but because the area is so flat, many prefer bicycle. Roads are fairly quiet, making it a pleasure to drive or bike. Be sure to stop at the visitor center for brochures and maps for walking, biking, and boating. They've got some really useful ones.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.