In partnership with the Whitehaven Heritage Association and Pemberton Hall Foundation, Wicomico County Recreation & Parks is proud to present
West Wicomico Heritage Day, featuring the 22nd Annual Heritage Bike Tour. Proceeds go directly toward historical preservation of Pemberton
Historical Park and the Whitehaven Schoolhouse as well as numerous environmental education programs offered to Wicomico County children and
For many years, riders from all over the region have enjoyed the West Wicomico Heritage Bike Tour and helped to preserve our Eastern Shore heritage.
This bike tour of western Wicomico County takes riders across 300 years of Maryland history. Begin your day at Pemberton Historical Park, named
for Pemberton Hall, a plantation home built in 1741 by Isaac Handy, one of the founders of the city of Salisbury. From there, explore such
towns as the scenic riverfront community of Whitehaven, with the United Methodist Church (1891-1892), Whitehaven Hotel (1810) and Ferry (1685).
Discover the historic communities of Hebron and Quantico too, as well as Bivalve's beautiful Cedar Hill Marina.
Additional Bike Tour Information: Helmets are required. Choose from a 32-, 50- or 62-mile ride. Riders receive a T-shirt, map and cue sheet upon check-in. Rest areas are conveniently placed throughout your tour, complete with sports drinks, ice water and healthy snacks to fuel your journey. SAG service is available as well. End your memorable day back at Pemberton Historical Park for an outdoor picnic and music until 2:30 p.m.
The Pemberton Hall Foundation will open Pemberton Hall for tours and offer informative lectures on the History Trail. Historically accurate vendors will also be on site for demonstrations and questioning. Events start at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 per family for these activities and also includes the Historians Scavenger Hunt.
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