A ‘living museum’, a refurbished theater, a charming downtown, and riverfront dining make Pocomoke worth discovering!
Pocomoke City, settled on the banks of the Pocomoke River in the 1600s, was a thriving shipbuilding and commerce center. Today, the city supports several museums and historic
attractions and a riverfront park.
At the Delmarva Discovery Museum, you’re far more than a spectator. Go ahead and touch, listen, experiment, and explore. It’s a hands-on experience that offers a fun and fascinating look at the Pocomoke River, its history, ecology, and role in the lives of folks in this region for the past 300 years. Explore a Native American exhibit, a beaver dam big enough for the kids to climb into, climb aboard a recreation of a steamboat and meet our North American river otters, Mac and Tuck. It’s truly an adventure in learning.
A stone’s throw from the bridge is Cypress Park with pavilions, amphitheater, playgrounds, tennis, and pickleball courts. Stretch your legs on the four-mile nature trail that meanders through swamps and woods along the river’s edge.
Pocomoke City has several homes on the National Register. Take a tour of the stately Costen House and Rose Garden, home to the town’s first mayor. A few blocks away, the Sturgis One Room School Museum offers a different perspective on history. Built more than a century ago, the school served African-American students in grades one through seven until 1937.
One of the grand jewels of the downtown is the Mar-Va Theater, an Art Deco beauty from 1927 that has been faithfully restored. The Mar-Va now offers movies, theatrical productions, concerts, and more.