Introduction to Salisbury, Maryland
Salisbury is the largest city on the eastern shore of Maryland. It was founded in 1732 and officially incorporated in 1854. It is the county seat of Wicomico County, which was established in 1867 and carved out of Worcester and Somerset Counties. It was named after the Wicomico River. Wicomico is a Native American word meaning "a place where houses are built."
Salisbury and nearby Attractions
- Historical Society of Talbot County Museum
- Assateague Island National Seashore
- Poplar Hill Mansion
- Delaware Seashore State Park
- Wicomico Heritage Centre
- Salisbury Zoo
Things To Do In Salisbury
There are a number of historic sites and museums in the Salisbury area, including the Wicomico Heritage Centre, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, the Poplar Hill Mansion, the Art Institute & Gallery and Pemberton Hall. The Salisbury Zoo, Adkins Arboretum and the Annmarie Garden are all nearby as well. The Trap Pond State Park, set across 3,106 acres of land, features nature trails and offers opportunities for boating, fishing, camping and picnicking. The Twilley Center Shopping Center, the Shopping World Shopping Center and the Salisbury Mall Shopping Center are the local shopping centers. Salisbury hosts the Salisbury Festival every April.
Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional is the local airport, while Washington Reagan is the nearest major airport.
Salisbury Higher Education
Salisbury is home to the Wor-Wic Community College and Salisbury State University. Other nearby colleges include Delaware State University and Wilmington College.