Cambridge is one of the oldest towns in Maryland, and has a population of nearly 11,000.
There are several museums in Cambridge, including the Brannock Maritime Museum and the Richardson Maritime Museum. Recently, Cambridge has become more commercial with the openings of chain hotels and Sailwinds Park, a $30 million waterfront facility for concerts, festivals and other events.
Many local events revolve around the town's close proximity to water, and Regattas as well as canoe and skipjack races are popular activities in Cambridge. Nearby are two islands, Hooper and Taylors, primarily inhabited by watermen, and the latter is home to 18th century churches, schools and an old British ship's cannon captured during the War of 1812.
One of the most predominant features of Cambridge is Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for endangered animals and birds. The refuge offers a chance to view animals in a safe habitat, and it is a prime destination for bird lovers to watch migratory patterns during peak bird watching season.
Cambridge is located in south central Maryland, toward the coast of the Chesapeake Bay.