Welcome to Pemberton Historical Park In Wicomico County
Pemberton Park is located on Pemberton Drive on the west side of Salisbury, Maryland, just a short distance from Route 50. The park's 262 acres offers the opportunity to hike 4.5 miles of Maryland nature trails, appreciate the beauty of nature and participate in environmental education, historical interpretation or special event activities. Informational brochures are available in the contact building near the parking lot. Brochures include trail guides illustrating various environmental features, bird and plant brochures and special event listings. Information is also available regarding "Friends of Pemberton" membership.
While hiking the trails, you will encounter ecosystems and their natural complement of plants and animals that are specific to many different regions of the Eastern Shore. It is rare to find any other place on the Eastern Shore where tidal and fresh water wetlands, fresh water ponds, upland pines, hardwood forests and meadows can all be studied within the same site. This unique feature, when coupled with the historical aspects of Pemberton Park, makes it especially attractive for school studies or a casual hike.
The Hall was built by Isaac Handy and his wife Anne (Dashiell) in 1741 on what is now Pemberton Historical Park. The home and plantation was one of the first established in Wicomico County and the Hall has been restored by its present owner, Pemberton Hall Foundation. Exhibits are rotated on an annual basis and feature historic displays of items indigenous to Wicomico County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Tours are held on Sundays from 2-4 pm from May 1 - October 1 and by appointment.
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Pemberton Nature Summer Camp
Does your child love the great outdoors? Check out Pemberton Historical Park's Summer Nature Camp! Pemberton's 260 acres of forests, meadows and wetlands create an ideal place for campers to discover the great outdoors. Children will learn all about the natural world through weekly field trips, hands-on lessons, hikes, games, crafts, fishing and other fun activities.