Cell Phone Tour Celebrates Local Heritage
Visitors to Princess Anne can now experience
the authentic Eastern Shore in Princess
Anne - the rich heritage of our historic
community using their own cell phones.
Hear the stories of freemen and slaves,
innkeepers, merchants and more. The tour
highlights over 300 years of Princess
Anne history from the Colonial era, Revolutionary,
Civil and World Wars, the heyday of steamboat
travel, the arrival of the railroad and
the first "talking" picture show.
The FREE Heritage Cell Phone tour, the
first of its kind on the Eastern Shore,
features 68 stories and 40 sites about
the people and historic places throughout
Prepare to be
entertained, amused, and informed!
Looking for an inexpensive
"stay-cation"? The Princess Anne Heritage
Cell Phone Tour is FREE, and available 24/7.
(Visitors use their own cell phone minutes).
Visit the stops that interest you in any
- Hear stories
of the rich and famous, including Littleton
Dennis Teackle and his wife Elizabeth
who built their estate Teackletonia
- Learn the uplifting
history of the African American founders
of the Metropolitan Methodist Church
who built their house of worship on
the site of the former slave auction
- Relive stories
of the famed Washington Hotel, a Town
fixture for over 200 years, when grog
was paid for in shillings and pence.
- Enjoy the beauty
of the boxwood garden - over 160 years
old, hear about its history and plantings,
and learn about the woman who created
- And, laugh
at some amusing stories that have been
entertaining locals and visitors for
Brochures are available at local businesses,
Princess Anne Library, Somerset County Visitors
Center, Princess Anne Welcome Center in
Manokin River Park, and University of Maryland
Eastern Shore (UMES).
Tour content was drawn from the archives
of the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva
History and Culture, books, publications
and interviews. Information was also provided
by members of the community, including home
and business owners, clergy, and UMES.
The tour is brought to you by the Main Street
Princess Anne Partnership, and was funded,
in part, through a State of Maryland Main
Street Improvement Program Grant.
Voice Behind The Tour
Jeanne du Nord, Princess Anne resident,
author of numerous books and an award
winning playwright, narrates the tour.
Her most recent book "Makepeace -
the Roots of American Liberty" is
the chronicle of the early settlements
on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake
Bay. Jeanne's books are available
at Independence Hall at the Somerset
County Historical Society shop.