Introduction to Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City History
The earliest settlements began in this area in 1869, with Isaac Coffin, a businessman, building the first boarding house in the area to accommodate paying guests. During those times, people often visited the area to fish on the shore, collect sea shells, or simply to spend some relaxing time on the beach. Others slowly came in large numbers attracted by this barrier Island, and built hotels and resorts. Before 1870, the area was known as "The Ladies' Resort to the Ocean." Ocean City is in Worcester County, which was occupied by the Eastern Shore Virginians during the last part of the 17th century.
Ocean City and nearby Attractions
- Life-Saving Station Museum
- Poplar Hill Mansion
- Assateague State Park
- Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
- Assateague Island National Seashore
Things To Do In Ocean City
A number of Museums are located in and around Ocean City, including the Calvin B Taylor House Museum, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum. Local parks include the Bayside North Park, the Jolly Roger Amusement Park and Sunset Park.
Ocean City Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Atlantic City International Airport.
Ocean City Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Delaware Technical and Community College, Salisbury State University, the University of Maryland- Eastern Shore and Delaware State University.