The Dorchester County Visitor Center in Cambridge, Md., is about 87 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 295 toward Maryland and get on Route 50 east toward Annapolis. Cross the Bay Bridge and follow Route 50 toward Ocean City until you reach Cambridge. You’ll see the prominent sails of the visitor center on your right.
Lodgecliffe on the Choptank
103 Choptank Terr., Cambridge
A B&B in a stately home on the river that once guided runaways north. Rooms from $150.
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay
100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50, Cambridge
A 400-acre golf and spa resort with river marina and Tubman historical marker. Double rooms from $229.
Suicide Bridge Restaurant
6304 Suicide Bridge Rd., Hurlock
Sample local rockfish at this creekside seafood spot. Entrees average $20.
Market Street Public House
200 Market St., Denton
Traditional Irish fare with a Maryland twist, such as crab cake sliders. Entrees about $10.
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Visitor Center
2 Rose Hill Pl., Cambridge
Follow Tubman’s life on a self-guided driving tour of 35 sites, including her birthplace and museum. As you drive, listen to narrated stories with a new byway audio guide available at the Dorchester County Visitor Center.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
2145 Key Wallace Dr., Cambridge
Tubman toiled near these marshy swamps, where today you can drive, hike or kayak in search of wildlife, including bald eagles. Refuge open dawn to dusk. Visitor information desk and gift shop open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.