Whitehaven, MD 21856
Hours Of OperationOpen seven days a week; hours vary by season (closed Christmas)
Take a ride into history when you cross the Wicomico River on this three-car ferry. The first ferry began operating in 1688, and the present ferry is thought to be the oldest continuously operating in the United States. The ferry crosses between the quaint town of Whitehaven in Wicomico County and the Mount Vernon area of Somerset County. The hotel near the ferry, Whitehaven Hotel, began life as a private home in 1810 but became a hotel catering to travelers in 1877. Local legend says this is where Edna Ferber, inspired by the stories of the salesmen who traveled the Wicomico River, wrote "Show Boat."
Current Programs & News
Project 7 ½
Project 7 ½ is designed to provide individuals with physical or mental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. The capital campaign for this proposed project launched Aug. 13.
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Kids Klub After School
From theme parties to arts and crafts, organized competition to service projects, this program is the one of the most well-rounded opportunities for youth. It's held in seven elementary schools. - Read More
Good Beer Festival
The Good Beer Festival returns to Pemberton Historical Park on Oct. 11-12. There will be 100 different craft brews, live music, games and more. - Read More