Follow in the footsteps
of the watermen, craftsmen
and visionaries as you explore
Eastport’s diverse history
The Eastport Walking Tour, developed by the Annapolis Maritime Museum in conjunction with the City of Annapolis; Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County; and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network will guide you in your exploration of this quaint, historic community located across the harbor from Annapolis proper.
download: walking tour overview brochure
We hope that you will walk the tour to fully take in the sites and sounds of this little maritime neighborhood as each site on the tour provides a peek into Eastport’s colorful past. But in the meantime, enjoy this narrative.
You’ll feel the ease of village life, catch glimpses of the ever-present waterfront, hear the sounds of maritime industry, and meet Eastporters who simply love living, playing, and working in this tiny jewel of the Chesapeake.
Each site has a designated number which corresponds to a track on the accompanying CD (see box, left) and to a link on this site. You don’t have to follow the tour in any particular order. After all, this is Eastport, so relax and wander. When you walk the tour, you'll find refreshment at our wonderful pubs, coffee shops, delis and restaurants. So, walk, gaze out over the water, watch the boats go by, and enjoy the view.
|Site 1||Welcome to Eastport
|Site 8||Murphy's Row|
|Site 2||Eastport's Old "Main Street"||Site 9||The Fort at Horn Point|
|Site 3||A Tale of Three Bridges||Site 10||Welcome to Eastport
The Barge House
The McNasby Oyster Company
|Site 4||Three Great Boat Yards, One Location||Site 11||The Maritime Tradition Lives On|
|Site 5||The Glass Works||Site 12||Eastport's Soul|
|Site 6||The Start of Something Big||Site 13||Watermen of Back Creek|
|Site 7||Eastport's Oldest House||Site 14||The Old Farm House|
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a Chesapeake Bay Gateway, one of your entry points to enjoy and learn about Chesapeake life and culture first-hand. The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network unifies more than 150 parks, wildlife refuges, maritime museums, historic sites, and water trails across the 64,000-square-mile Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This publication is supported in part through assistance from the National Park Service.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum wishes to thank these generous supporters:
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
Four Rivers: the Heritage Area of Annapolis,
London Town & South County
|The City of Annapolis
Eastport House B&B
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
|The Chart House Restaurant
Buck & Marsha Buchanan
Dave & Carol Stahl
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
The Eastport Walking Tour was originally created in 1998 by Peg Wallace, Mike Miron, Peter Tasi and Ellen Moyer with the cooperation of the City of Annapolis.
For more information visit the Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410 295-0104.