Details: Chesapeake watermen tour

October 10, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

Galesville is about 36 miles from Washington. Take Route 50 east to Route 424 south toward Davidsonville. Turn right on Route 2 (Solomons Island Road), then left on Route 255 (Owensville Road), which dead-ends into Galesville.

STAYING THERE

The Inn at Pirates Cove

4817 Riverside Dr.

410-867-2300

www.piratescovemd.com/lodging.html

Steps from the West River. Rooms start at $95.

Zang Farm Bed and Breakfast

4475 Muddy Creek Rd., Harwood

410-867-3466

A queen room with private bath overlooking a country farm. $140.

Butterfly Fields Bed and Breakfast

320 Frank Moreland Pl., Lothian

410-271-1433

www.butterfly-fields.com

Relax in a solar-designed house and walk the gardens of a working farm. Rooms from $175.

EATING THERE

Pirate’s Cove Restaurant

4817 Riverside Dr.

410-867-2300

www.piratescovemd.com

Seafood abounds at this waterfront restaurant, where VanAlstine’s oysters may be available seasonally. Entrees start at $17.

Thursday’s Steak & Crab House

4851 Riverside Dr.

410-867-7200

thursdaysrestaurant.com

Wide-ranging menu including seafood classics. VanAlstine’s oysters are also sold here when available. Entrees start at $13.95.

PLAYING THERE

Watermen Heritage Tours

www.watermenheritagetours.org

Participating watermen and phone numbers are listed on the Web site. Tours are generally customizable. John VanAlstine (443-223-3433) charges $200 for a two-hour tour and between $500 and $600 for a six-hour tour. Year-round.

Galesville Heritage Museum

988 Main St.

410-867-9499

www.galesvilleheritagesociety.org

Learn about Galesville’s maritime past. Sundays from April to November, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Free.

INFORMATION

www.chesapeakconservancy.org

www.watermenheritagetours.org

C.D.

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