Historic House Tour Features Original Town Sites

Posted On: 9/28/18

With new hotels, condos, restaurants, and establishments continuously popping up throughout town, Ocean City is not the same as it was years ago.

Back when the city's land was first built on, visitors came to town to fish, collect seashells, and soak up the natural beauty of the ocean waves. In 1869, the first beach-front cottage was built to welcome paying guests. This set the tone for all future businessmen from surrounding areas to buy land and build property alike, leading to the creation of the tourist destination that exists today.

Are you a history buff, or just love the originality of Ocean City’s historical locations still around today? You’re in luck! On Saturday, October 13, from 10am to 4pm, The Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum will host a Historic House Tour. You’ll have the opportunity to take a trip to the past and tour some of the town’s oldest homes and iconic sites.

Many of the town’s original buildings have been lost in renovations and construction projects throughout the decades. In this inaugural Historic House Tour event, participants will be able to see Ocean City’s unique, ‘antique’ cottages, homes and locations.

Museum docents will be at each site throughout the tour to provide the historical information for each building. The tour stops include An Inn On the Ocean (Bed and Breakfast), The George Bert Cropper House, St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, and others to be announced.

Tickets are available for $25 to members of The Ocean City Life-Saving Museum, and for $30 to future members. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the George & Suzanne Hurley Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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