Nestled on the southern banks of the Pocomoke River is the town of Snow Hill, Maryland. Founded in 1686, Snow Hill is home to many historical attractions and landmarks, one of the most popular of which is the Furnace Town Living Heritage Village. Other nearby attractions include a zoo, a Minor League Baseball stadium, and more. Whether you prefer taking a step back in time or having fun in the present, there’s something for everyone to appreciate in and around Snow Hill.

If you and your team are headed to Snow Hill to participate in a sporting event, it’s likely being held at John Walter Smith Park. Spanning 80 acres in the heart of Snow Hill, this well-kept park serves as one of the area’s premier sports complexes. It features one senior league baseball field, three little league baseball fields, two softball fields, and five lighted multipurpose fields. Additional amenities include a one-mile nature trail, tennis and basketball courts, and a nine-hole disc golf course. Even if you’re traveling from halfway across the country, expect to feel right at home during your visit to John Walter Smith Park and the Snow Hill area.

Things to Do

Julia A. Purnell Museum

The Julia A. Purnell Museum is one of Snow Hill’s most unique and enduring attractions. The museum was founded over half a century ago in 1942 by its namesake, local resident Julia Purnell, and her son, William. Housed in what was once a Catholic church, the museum originally showcased Julia’s award-winning needle art, which includes quilts, cross-stich, and embroidery, as well as tools she used and assorted memorabilia from her rich, 100-year life.

Over time, the museum continued to grow as William added other artifacts to the collection. Today the museum’s exhibits trace almost 500 years of local history, from the Native Americans who once inhabited the region to the machines that were considered “modern” during Julia’s lifetime. Even those who know nothing about Snow Hill will be experts on the subject after their visit to the Julia A. Purnell Museum. 208 W Market St, Snow Hill, MD 21863

Furnace Town Living Heritage Village

Located just over a 10-minute drive from John Walter Smith Park is the Furnace Town Living Heritage Village. This immersive historical attraction captivates the interest and imagination of visitors through its engaging, living history format, which uses live demonstrations in order to recreate the atmosphere of a 19th-century community. Some sights you can expect to see as you walk through the village include blacksmiths forging everything from horseshoes to kitchen utensils and broom makers turning simple materials like sticks and hemp into brooms not all that different from the ones we use today. Many of these handcrafted items are available for sale in the village’s gift shop.

The Furnace Town Living Heritage Village is comprised of various historic buildings, the most significant of which being the Nassawango Iron Furnace. Built in 1830 by the Maryland Iron Company, this impressive structure was responsible for producing approximately 700 tons of iron per year until it ceased operations in 1849. It is now considered to be the centerpiece of the village, providing visitors with a chance to learn about and appreciate the impressive degree of engineering prowess that went into creating the furnace and others like it. 3816 Old Furnace Rd, Snow Hill, MD 21863

Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum

The Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum, located on the banks of the Pocomoke River in nearby Pocomoke City, is a popular local attraction that provides countless opportunities for fun, hands-on learning experiences. The museum features 16,000 square feet worth of exhibits that teach visitors about the ecology of Pocomoke River and the history of the area.

During your visit to the Delmarva Discovery Center & Museum, you and your team can climb aboard a replica of a two-story, late 19th-century steamship and imagine yourselves sailing down the Pocomoke; see life through a beaver’s eyes as you crawl through an actual beaver lodge; and dip your hands in a touch pool filled with creatures that inhabit the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays, such as horseshoe crabs, whelks, and more. Don’t leave without paying a visit to Mac and Tuck! These two adorable otters entertain and charm visitors all day long, especially during their daily noontime feeding program. 2 Market St, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Salisbury Zoo

Take your team for a walk on the wild side at the Salisbury Zoo. Although it encompasses only 12 acres in the middle of the Salisbury City Park, there’s plenty for you to see at this quaint small-town zoo. The Salisbury Zoo is home to a collection of over 100 animals native to North, Central, and South America. The zoo’s collection includes animals ranging from otters, sloths, and flamingos to wolves, jaguars, wallabies, and more. With so many different animals to see there’s a good chance that you’ll get the chance to come face to face with your favorite one! 755 South Park Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804

Arthur W. Perdue Stadium

What could possibly be a better way to spend a few hours with your team than enjoying a minor league baseball game on a beautiful day? Nothing; that’s what! So, during your stay in Snow Hill, spend an afternoon or evening at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. As the second-largest venue in Salisbury, this ballpark has been a gathering place for the local community since it opened in 1996. In addition to occasionally hosting concerts and other events, Perdue Stadium is the home of the Delmarva Shorebirds, a Single-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. When you attend a Shorebirds game, you won’t be able to help getting caught up in the excitement thanks to their passionate fans. On your way out, pick up some souvenirs to commemorate your experience in the gift shop. 6400 Hobbs Rd, Salisbury, MD 21804

The Centre at Salisbury

Whenever you’re traveling somewhere, it’s always a good idea to have at least one or two rainy day activities in mind in case the weather happens to take a turn for the worse. If your plans get rained out during your visit to John Walter Smith Park, consider spending a few hours at The Centre at Salisbury.

As the only regional shopping mall in a 60-mile radius and the largest one on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, it’s no surprise that The Centre at Maryland attracts visitors from all over. With over 85 stores including anchors Macy’s, Boscov’s, Sears, and Dick’s Sporting Goods, it’s got something for everyone in your group to enjoy. Once you’ve all shopped ‘til you drop, grab some grub in the food court or at sit-down restaurants like Ruby Tuesday, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse, and The Greene Turtle. You can also catch the latest movies at the mall’s 16-screen theater or let the kids run wild in the children’s play area. 2300 N Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD 21801

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Places to Eat

Harvest Moon Tavern

Even if you aren’t a local, you’ll feel like one when you dine at Harvest Moon Tavern. This inviting, down-home eatery is nestled in the heart of Snow Hill and is known for serving delicious, homemade comfort food at an affordable price. Tempting appetizers, hearty soups, fresh salads, and towering sandwiches are just some of what you can expect to find on the menu at Harvest Moon Tavern. For a real deal taste of coastal cuisine, order the fried seafood platter. This plentiful platter comes adorned with ten buttermilk fried shrimp, eight fried oysters, two hand-breaded flounder fingers, homemade coleslaw, fresh-cut fries, tartar and cocktail sauce, and a warm, buttery roll. 208 W Green St, Snow Hill, MD 21863

No. 1 China Buffet

Get your fill of delicious Chinese food and then some at No. 1 China Buffet. Located in a strip mall near John Walter Smith Park, No. 1 China Buffet offers an all-you-can-eat dining experience that’s second to none. As you navigate their well-stocked buffet you’ll come across everything from General Tso’s chicken and pork fried rice to seafood dishes like fried flounder and shrimp and broccoli. Try to not leave without tasting one of their most popular dishes, salt and pepper shrimp. That’s easier said than done however, since they can hardly make enough to keep up with customer demand! 2146 Old Snow Hill Rd, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Mallards on the River

You and your team can enjoy riverfront dining at its finest less than 20 minutes from John Walter Smith Park at Mallards on the River. Situated right on the banks of the Pocomoke, Mallards is a welcoming eatery with a menu full of fresh coastal flavors. If you’re visiting Mallards for lunch you can enjoy a succulent crab cake sandwich, fried oyster po’ boy, fish tacos topped with shredded cabbage, salsa, and spicy mayo, and more. For dinner, indulge in shrimp and grits, house-smoked meatloaf, or something called Crab & Coop; a signature dish consisting of grilled free-range chicken breast smothered with crab imperial served alongside sautéed vegetables and fluffy garlic mashed potatoes. 2 Riverside Dr, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

The Crusty Crab Seafood Shack

No, this isn’t the same Crusty Crab that you’re thinking of. Although The Crusty Crab Seafood Shack isn’t owned by a penny-pinching crustacean and the grill is manned by a person instead of a cheery yellow sponge, it’s a great place to enjoy delicious, under the sea cuisine paired with picturesque bayside views right near John Walter Smith Park. Start your meal off with inventive appetizers like Crusty Crab Balls loaded with buttery crab meat and fried to golden perfection or Crabby Taters topped with crab dip and melted Cheddar cheese. As for entrées, The Crusty Crab serves everything from blackened Cajun catfish and grilled tuna to pork chops and hamburger steak smothered in fried onions and rich gravy. So, whether or not you’ve got your sea legs when it comes to eating seafood, there’s sure to be something for you to enjoy on the menu at The Crusty Crab. 2118 Harbor Dr, Greenbackville, VA 23356

While this may be your first time traveling to the town of Snow Hill, it’s sure to be a trip you and your team won’t soon forget. The reason why your visit to John Walter Smith Park will be particularly memorable is because of all the opportunities you and your team will have to share unique experiences that are fun for everyone. From kid-friendly attractions like one of a kind museums and a quaint little zoo to countless seafood restaurants and more, this area of Maryland has got a charm all its own and is a fantastic place to be bringing your team.