Pocomoke City is a small town on the Delmarva Peninsula. It is truly a place to enjoy the small-town US atmosphere. The people are nice and the town’s streets are simple. Regardless, there are plenty of things to do in Pocomoke City and today we’ll discover some of the best activities.
We’ve always found that size does not always matter when it comes to local attractions and things to do. This is exactly the case with Pocomoke City. You can find interesting things both inside and outside of town limits. It’s also a great base to explore the Delmarva Peninsula.
So, without further ado let’s get into this list of the best attractions in Pocomoke City. We hope you’ll find this guide useful to make your stay in Pocomoke City a memorable experience.
Getting to Pocomoke City
Pocomoke City is on the Delmarva Peninsula. It’s quite deep inside the peninsula which means the easiest way to access town is via car.
Driving to Pocomoke City is pretty straightforward. It’s located along the main roads on the peninsula and even though there are no interstates nearby it’s a low-traffic area.
When it comes to flying the closest airport is at Salisbury, MD. Still, Salisbury Airport is a regional airport with only a few flights a day. Or you can choose the big airports near Washington and Baltimore and opt for a rental car. It’s certainly doable.
Things to do in Pocomoke City, MD
Okay, now let’s get into the real details of Pocomoke City and see just what are the best things to do in town. Whether you are looking for history, culture, or nature you’ll have something on this list that will interest you.
1. Pocomoke City Historic District
One of the best ways to start off your exploration of Pocomoke City is a walk through the historic district. The historic district runs along Market Street and you can discover some amazing buildings as you walk along the footpath.
Multiple churches, the old post office, an old school, and plenty of vintage buildings line this street. It’s worth venturing off to the nearby smaller streets where more surprises and cute buildings await.
At the end of Market Street, you’ll also find the beautiful Pocomoke City Bridge along with the Farmer’s Market nearby. It’s one of the best streets to experience local history.
2. Delmarva Discovery Museum
Those who want to learn even more about history, and especially about the Delmarva Peninsula, should visit the Delmarva Discovery Museum.
Although it’s a small museum there’s plenty to explore inside. From live animals like otters and different types of fish to historical artifacts and displays, you’ve got everything here. Great for a family outing where the children can learn about history in an interesting environment.
3. Cypress Park Nature Trail
Enough history, now it’s time for nature. Nature that you don’t even have to get out of town for. That’s right Pocomoke City’s Cypress Park has a great nature trail that’s easy to walk.
This Nature Trail is pretty good considering the small size. There are sections that run through the forest, sections that are along the Pocomoke River and there is even a cute bridge along the way. Definitely, a nice place to explore.
You can easily make this a full-day activity. Start off downtown with the historic center, then you can continue to the nature trail for a nice walk.
4. Local culture at Mar-Va Theater Performing Arts Center
Those who want to enjoy some culture should check out the current schedule at Mar-Va Theater. It’s the local theater on Market Street. Not only does the theater occupy a nice historic building but you can catch a variety of shows here.
There are live performances from professional and amateur crews. Also, the theatre has regular movies on schedule so if you are missing the cinema this can be a good opportunity to watch something on the big screen.
5. Boating on Pocomoke River
Whether you are into motorboating, paddle boating, or kayaking, the Pocomoke River is a great place to do it. There are plenty of rams in Pocomoke City where you can access the water.
The scenery around the river is quite breathtaking and it inspires serenity as you slowly explore the area. You will also find multiple state parks along the shore and opportunities to stop and enjoy a meal or a well-deserved rest.
6. Flea Market 13 Antiques & Used Furniture
Flea Market 13 is the perfect place if you are looking for rare finds of antique items. It’s a great place even if all you want to do is browse the wares but we warn you: it’s hard not to buy anything.
This flea market is sort of a permanent flea market but it’s not a ‘one-man-show’. In fact, it’s a warehouse where people can rent different spaces in the warehouse and set up shop.
Therefore it’s a place where the goods for sale often change and where you can definitely find some treasures.
7. Go to the beach
Although there is no local beach in Pocomoke City there are plenty of options around town. If you are visiting during summer then you should definitely look into going to the beach.
Check out our full beach guide of the best beaches near Pocomoke City.
You can reach plenty of places within an hour’s drive. One of our favorites is Ocean City Beach which is a bustling beach with tourists, shops, and plenty of entertainment. However, there are more secluded and rural beaches as well so make sure to check out our full guide!
8. Furnace Town Historic Site
Furnace Town is a quaint old town preserved by the Furnace Town Foundation. It’s one of the best places if you want to take a step back into history and imagine how people lived back in the early days.
You’ll find a nice collection of 19th-century buildings that you can explore and of course the famous Nassawango Iron Furnace.
While exploring the town you will be presented with era-accurate furniture and plenty of stories that help to take you back to different times.
9. The Great Pocomoke Fair
Usually held in August if you are in town for the Great Pocomoke Fair then you are in for a treat. You’ll be able to check out a variety of indoor and outdoor exhibits including local livestock exhibits.
To make the event even more fun you can also check out a number of interesting competitions. Our favorite is definitely the Antique Tractor Pull. Not only it’s a nice competition we also get to see some vintage tractors at work. Fun!
10. Explore the Delmarva Peninsula
Finally, we go on and list countless items here, but Pocomoke City is truly a good place to explore the Delmarva Peninsula.
You can find plenty more museums, small towns, and state parks nearby. Everything is within an hour’s drive so the possibilities are almost endless. This place is definitely a good one for people who love to explore and always want to be on the go.
Where to Stay and Eat in Pocomoke City
We’ve taken a look at some of the best things to do in Pocomoke City now we’ll give you some parting tips. Just a few words on our favorite eateries and hotels in town.
Where to eat in Pocomoke City
- El Pollo Asado
- Nice Peruvian cuisine. It’s a small restaurant but the selection is actually great and the prices are affordable. We loved the food here and we can safely recommend it if you like Peruvian cuisine.
- Don’s Seafood & Chicken House
- Nice local seafood restaurant. Great food. It’s family-owned. The place is more like a pub so expect a more lively atmosphere than you would see in a regular restaurant.
- Phố Biển Asian cuisine
- Probably the best Asian food in town. In reality, this is a Vietnamese restaurant and their Pho soup is just excellent. If you love Pho then you should definitely come here.
Where to stay in Pocomoke City
- The River Gem B&B
- Amazing location, an amazing building. It’s family-owned so you are supporting the local community by staying here. It’s one of the best in the city.
- Holiday Inn Express Pocomoke City, an IHG Hotel
- If you want a chain hotel then the Holiday Inn of Pocomoke City is the one you should look at. It’s a reasonable hotel and you get the experience you should expect from this chain. No surprises here.