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Thursday, November 7

1:00pm EST

T1: Choptank River Lighthouse
The Choptank River Lighthouse is a 2012 reconstruction of an original six-sided screw-pile lighthouse used historically along the Choptank River. The original lighthouse was completed in 1871 and stood between Castle Haven and Benoni Points on the river. The replica was completed using records from the National Archives and now sits in the Cambridge City Marina. The lighthouse tour includes a visit to a museum exhibit about the original lighthouse’s history and local maritime traditions. Participants will enjoy a guided tour of the lighthouse featuring stories about the lighthouse as well as how it fits into the historical context of Cambridge and the Chesapeake Bay. LAC Contact: Adam Minakowski

Thursday November 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Choptank River Lighthouse Long Wharf Park, High and Water Streets, Cambridge, MD 21613

2:00pm EST

T2: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center
The newly completed Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center sits on 17-acres at the beginning of the 125-mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. This tour will be led by a park ranger and who will provide an introduction to the park as well as view the exhibits and library. Participants will have a chance to explore on their own the site’s exhibits about Harriet Tubman’s early life in Dorchester County and her legacy. The park is adjacent to the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. LAC Contact: Becky Collier

Thursday November 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Harriet Tubman State Park 4068 Golden Hill Road, Church Creek, MD 21622.

3:00pm EST

T3: Layton's Chance Winery
Join fellow MARAC members on a 30-minute walking tour of Layton’s Chance Winery and Farm. The tour includes the winery’s production facility and a stop in the tasting room for a tasting of seven wines produced on site. The 1800- acre farm was purchased by the Layton family in 1948 and converted to a winery in 2010. It has been farmed by the Layton family for three generations. The winery includes a picnic area, so consider bringing a dinner to enjoy on site before returning to the Hyatt. LAC Contact: Meghan Guthorn

Thursday November 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Layton's Chance Winery 4225 New Bridge Rd., Vienna, MD 21869

8:00pm EST

T4: Cambridge Ghost Walk
Take a walk down the most haunted street in Maryland on this unusual tour! As participants walk down High Street in Cambridge, a tour guide will share stories of the spirits of soldiers, governors, jilted women, oystermen, an eccentric cat lady, a dying daughter, slain war heroes, suicidal bankers, murderous merchants, laughing children, and a one-legged sea captain who haunt the town. High Street is a brickpaved road which houses the oldest homes in Cambridge. Sites featured include: Christ Church and graveyard, the Richardson Maritime Museum, the Dorchester County Courthouse, Long Wharf, and seven historic homes that line High Street.

Thursday November 7, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
Cambridge, MD Small park on the southwest side of the Dorchester County Courthouse on Spring and High Streets
Saturday, November 9

2:00pm EST

T5: RaR Brewing
Join your MARAC Colleagues after the last session on Saturday for a tour of the facility and a tasting at RaR Brewing. This brewery was built on an 80-year-old pool hall and bowling alley in Cambridge. It opened in 2013 and produces beers 10 barrels at a time. LAC Contact: Adam Minakowski

Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
RaR Brewing 504 Poplar St. Cambridge, MD 21613