Looking to get the most out of your visit to Ocean City, MD? On Maryland’s Coast, we don’t just have beautiful beaches, amazing wildlife, lively small towns, and delicious food and drink. We also have rich history captured in local museums to share with the community and all who come to visit!
Visit Maryland’s Coast has your guide to popular museum locations for you to explore next time you come for a visit. If history is your jam, make sure to check out our guide to historical sites in the area!
Worcester County, MD Museums
Ocean City Life Saving Museum: The Life Saving Museum houses captivating exhibits featuring the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service and Ocean City history. Check out the marine life in aquariums and enjoy puppet shows and educational programs for kids throughout the summer.
Delmarva Discovery Center: Delmarva Discovery Center is located on the scenic Pocomoke River in downtown Pocomoke City. The museum continually adds to its collection of exhibits that are a source of learning for all its visitors. The exhibits focus on the river ecology and the human history of the Pocomoke River and Delmarva.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!: For the strange, the rare, the weird, spend time at Ripley’s museum on Ocean City’s famous boardwalk at the pier. See for yourself the bizarre exhibits, and challenge yourself through the Marvelous Mirror Maze, and Impossible Laserace.
Costen House Museum: The Costen House Museum was home to the first Pocomoke City mayor. Dr. Isaac Costen built the home after the Civil War and was lived in by members of his family for over a century.
Sturgis One Room School Museum: Walking distance from Delmarva Discovery Center and Costen House Museum, the Sturgis One Room School is the only African American One Room School in Worcester County retaining its original integrity. Now, the museum preserves and protects the cultural significance of the school.
Calvin B. Taylor House: The restored nineteenth-century home in Berlin MD’s historic district, holds a house museum in the main block of the structure and a gallery of local memorabilia in the west wing.
Julia A. Purnell Museum: The Purnell Museum was originally St. Agnes Catholic Church when it was built in 1891. Today, the building shows what local life was like in the 18th and 19th centuries, and memorabilia from the Victorian era.
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