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"Chesapeake City North & South" Chesapeake City by tpangelinan

Chesapeake City Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 27 photos

Great little town with lots of history

This is a small town. It is split in half by the C & D Canal. Wonderful old houses, great little shop and outstanding restaurants on the water. This is where the C&D Canal was started back in 1824, connecting the Chesapeake Bay to the Delaware River, Irish immagrents hand dug the canal and completed it in 1829. The towns origanal name was Bohemia Village with only 2 building, 1 a tavern the other a toll collecting house. The town grew, they changed the name to Chesapeake City in hopes of bigger thing I think, 400 people by 1839 and about 750 now. The town is being restored perfectly and closely watched by the Historical Society

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Water front, Seafood Everywhere, Friendly People
  • Cons:Parking is tight, summer is best, SMALL.
  • In a nutshell:Old time town, quiet, lots of history
  • Last visit to Chesapeake City: Apr 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 10:41 AM

    Quaint, charming - what a find! Thanks for sharing your knowledge of this locale with us. This is the kind of town I love to explore.

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 10:28 AM

    Those old houses look terrific -- very nice page & photos, thanks.

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2004 at 3:16 AM

    I just love the historical buildings.. and concerts in the park.. and Italian food at the local.. Cheers!!!

  • DUNK67's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2004 at 10:26 AM

    interesting page with great tips and photos.

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jul 10, 2004 at 6:38 AM

    Hand digging a canal was quite a feat. Wonderful restoration and history in this city. Oh I love that B&B. Great tips and plenty of places to shake your bootie:-)

  • Stephen-KarenConn's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2004 at 6:48 AM

    Very interesting tips of another place we would love to see. I have spent a couple of weeks on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay, but not much time on the other side.

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2004 at 6:26 PM

    Nice accounting of small town America. I am especially fond of general stores whether refurbished or in original form. Way to go!

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2004 at 8:11 AM

    I used to have friends who lived in Chesapeake City. Beautiful area. You have created an interesting page on this out of the way location. I love Schaeffers Canal House.

  • Pawtuxet's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2004 at 5:54 AM

    What better combination than the waterfront and antiques....with a little ice cream thrown in? Love it. This town seems like a little jewel. Waterfront restaurants too. MMm. Good job!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 6:29 PM

    What a wonderful place to visit. Little out of the way places are the best to explore. The Bethel Bridge Lighthouse & The C&D Canal Museum sounds so wonderful to visit and enjoy! Thanks!:-)


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