The C. V. Starr Center at Washington College has developed an exciting new heritage tourism product, which provides a journey into Chestertown’s past. A self guided audio tour, it highlights the history of the waterfront while introducing “participants to the true stories of the people who once lived and worked along the waterfront, including Revolutionary leaders, British soldiers, convict servants, and fugitive slaves .” Researched and written by the faculty and students, the tour includes narrative, music reenactments and firsthand accounts of life in a colonial port town. The audio tours are available Friday afternoons from 12 to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with the exception of college holidays.
This is the second exciting new technology product for heritage tourism that’s been announced on the Eastern Shore in recent weeks and we’ll get down to Chestertown to check this one out soon. Meanwhile click here to go to the C.V. Starr press release on the waterfront history tour.