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  • Featured Tour: Accessible History: Traveling to the Heart of Captain John Smith Country along the James (Driving Tour)

    If you or someone in your traveling group uses a wheelchair or has other accessibility needs, this itinerary along the James River will take you to several places where you can experience the Smith National Historic Trail in reasonable comfort.

  • In-Depth: Once is not enough — visitors always want to return

    In the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, Smith Island stands defiant. Its community remains strong and proud while all the other island towns in Maryland have faded away, their populations fleeing for the mainland.

  • Featured Tour: Captain John Smith Trail in Southern Chesapeake Bay (Driving Tour)

    This tour takes visitors to a strategic post during Smith’s time, then on to the English colonists’ first landing site in the New World, and finally to the ancestral homeland of the Accomack and Accohannock Indians.

  • Trail News: Financial Assistance for Partners

    National Park Service - Chesapeake is accepting project proposals from partners for financial assistance awards for public access site development projects.

  • From Bay Journeys: Heavenly landscapes

    Jesuit land at Newtowne Neck now MD state park

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  • 12/5/15
    Guided Winter Bird Walk at Eastern Neck NWR

    Friends of Eastern Neck, Inc., offer this guided 2-mile walk to view winter waterfowl, including access to sanctuary areas ordinarily off-limits to the public.

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    Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

    Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwright.

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  • 2/6/16
    Follow the Drinking Gourd

    Planetarium show on the Underground Railroad

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