The 10 Best Things to Do in Easton, United States

March 4, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Named one of the best small towns in America, Easton, Maryland is a haven of quiet streets and quirky festivals. First settled in the 17th century, Easton has remained an active community since Colonial times. The Third Haven Meeting House, built in 1682 by the local Quakers, is still used for Sunday meetings to this day. Visit during the annual Waterfowl Festival, when residents deck their historic homes with green boughs, and local artists pay tribute to the Canadian Geese flying overhead.
Restaurants in Easton

1. Eastern Shore Food Tours - Eating Easton

40 E Dover St, Easton, MD 21601-3013 +1 410-635-4130
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5 based on 67 reviews

Eastern Shore Food Tours - Eating Easton

Hungry for a taste of Easton, St. Michaels or Cambridge but don't know where to start? Join our walking food tour as we experience the Eastern Shore one taste and sip at a time. The tours were created by local foodies who fell in love with the idea of blending culture, food, history, and adventure as a way to experience the wonders of the unique towns and communities of the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. Lace up your walking shoes and be prepared to sample your way through individual tours of Historic Easton, St. Michaels, or Cambridge with an amazing cooking demonstrations, historic facts (with a dollop of colorful local lore), and sips and bites prepared by some of the restaurants and specialty shops that make our town so delectably unique! Full information on all of the Eating Eastern SHore Food Tours can be found on the Eating Easton website. Eastern Shore's Best Food on Foot.

Reviewed By Bill B - Oakton, Virginia

A group of 12 of us took Bill and Cathy's tour of St Michaels eateries and all agreed the tour was sensational. They were organized and kept the tour right on schedule. All of the spots we visited were top notch and we plan to take their tour in Cambridge. Thank you both for a first class experience. Bill B. Oakton, VA.

2. Avalon Theatre

40 E Dover St, Easton, MD 21601-3013 +1 410-822-7299
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Avalon Theatre

Reviewed By P_Phogg - San Francisco

In the Heart of Easton, "The Avalon" anchors the theater district. With hundreds of shows per year it is amazing that their quality keeps up with the sheer quantity. . . but it does. Often some surprisingly "Big" shows come to town, and the locals know a secret. To get the best seats, you must be decisive and strike fast. The rest of us will meet in the general admission area, and it'll be a fun great show, but without our own reserved seating. Warning, the ticket buying locals are very quick!

The location of the Avalon theater is surrounded with pubs, restaurants, and art galleries. An evening stroll through the few blocks that make up 'downtown Easton' is a promenade through an earlier easier time. If the only walking one desires is between pubs, that can be a rewarding experience, as well as a very short walk between them.

Watch for events at "The Stoltz Listening Room". This is a cabaret upstairs within the theater where live music mingles with a wet-bar at the back of the room. Proven groups, and upstarts out to make their mark come frequently to entertain in this cabaret.

Weather you're enjoying 'The Stoltz' or 'The Avalon' you'll enjoy the 1920's decor, the street scene, pubs, restaurants nearby and the high quality of entertainment on offer.

3. Academy Art Museum

106 South St, Easton, MD 21601-2949 +1 410-822-2787
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Academy Art Museum

The mission of the Academy Art Museum is to provide the knowledge, practice, and appreciation of the arts and to enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore by making available to everyone the Museum's expanding collection, exhibitions, and broad spectrum of arts programs.

Reviewed By helios5356 - chesapeake

Monday July 3 brought an Americana summer day straight from an Edward Hopper coffee table book of his existential cityscapes.

Strolling the shaded lanes of this town, we always find new architecture, maybe an open house from a friendly realtor, a comfortable lunch. Brookletts, Harrison, Aurora, Earle, South Streets .teem with lovingly cared for vintage houses, leafy crowned trees, even this art academy.

We had been here at this facility during popular festival days in Easton. Now, on a peaceful weekday, our walking shoes resonated on their highly glossed flooring. The exhibitions change out often, offering local artists an opportunity. We perused the galleries as wafting air conditioning cooled our brows.

We favored "Luminous Forms: Marble and Bronze Sculptures by Shelley Robzen." The chamber with FABRICation was as a canvas itself. Differing textures, media and presentation throughout this academy beckoned.

Existential asset indeed.

4. Idlewild Park

115 Idlewild Ave, Easton, MD 21601-2814 +1 410-822-2525
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Idlewild Park

Reviewed By Brellie - Washington DC, District of Columbia

Buy some food in Easton and eat in this lovely park. Plenty of picnic tables. The park has plenty of things for children to play on. There are also tennis courts and a covered picnic area.

5. Pickering Creek Audubon Center

11450 Audubon Dr, Easton, MD 21601-5211 +1 410-822-4903
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Pickering Creek Audubon Center

400-Acre Audubon Center and wildlife sanctuary that is open to the public to explore 365 days a year from sunrise to sunset, free of charge. 4+ Miles of trails through forest, field, warm season grass meadow, fresh and brackish wetlands and creek edge.

Reviewed By Tracey G - Honolulu, Hawaii

Great day with nature! Very peaceful and relaxing. Looks can be deceiving, there are several residences mixed in with the center but follow the signs and they will lead you right to it. Being able to sit and enjoy the water or walking on the trails is a great way to enjoy your surroundings and see nature at its finest.

6. Historical Society Museum

25 S Washington St, Easton, MD 21601-3014 +1 410-822-0773
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4 based on 27 reviews

Historical Society Museum

Offers guided tours of several notable historic houses.

Reviewed By CSSnowshoer - New York City, New York

Admittedly after thirty years of vacationing here, I finally visited because I really wanted to see the special exhibit about the Unionville Church. Prior reviews mention that the Museum is small, it has short hours and its running on a shoestring.
However, what they do is nice. And, if you are there in the summer, the gardens are lovely, a realy surprise actually. Even if you are not interested in going inside, check out the shady lawns.

7. The Third Haven Friends Meeting House

405 S Washington St, Easton, MD 21601-2808 +1 410-822-0293
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

The Third Haven Friends Meeting House

Believed to be the oldest frame building in continuous use in the U.S.

Reviewed By cheryl g - Laytonsville, Maryland

Charming, touching, history in fact. The oldest place of worship in continuous use in the United States. Peaceful.

8. Foxwell's Antiques Mall

7793 Ocean Gtwy, Easton, MD 21601-8623 +1 410-820-9705
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Foxwell's Antiques Mall

Reviewed By bankman2015 - Ellicott City, Maryland

Not sure what the rave reviews are all about but this place is average at best. There are plenty of commonplace decoys and oyster tins-- and all are overpriced. Do the sellers even look at online pricing??? I guess not. Way too much of the merchandise of flea market quality. If you took out the low quality, barely vintage stuff, you could fit the nice, antique items in about 1/3 of the space. I was in and out in 30 minutes and the only thing I got out of it was a chuckle at the prices.

9 S Harrison St, Easton, MD 21601-3089 +1 410-770-9190
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5 based on 5 reviews

Troika Gallery

Reviewed By Basilico - Maryland

This is a very nice gallery, conveniently located and well-managed. There is so much professionally-painted artwork, a treasure trove for the upscale home decorator. An abundance of paintings by nationally-known artist Kevin Fitzgerald made the visit an experience to remember.

10. Vintage Books and Fine Art

7 E Dover St, Easton, MD 21601-3012 +1 410-562-3403
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5 based on 5 reviews

Vintage Books and Fine Art

Reviewed By Tom S - St. Michaels, Maryland

A friendly, knowledgeable proprietor, a fantastic selection of books on Maryland history, great values on everything from more common volumes to rare treasures... all in a bright, attractive shop near antique stores, art galleries, pubs and restaurants, and the historic Avalon Theatre. Rare maps of the Chesapeake Bay area along with original manuscripts and historic documents keep collectors returning to see what new items have just arrived. One of the most fun stops in beautiful, historic Easton.

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