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Study of the American Experience

Directions

The Custom House, 101 South Water Street, Chestertown, MD 21620
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From Philadelphia and Points Due North and Northeast

Take I-95 South to Exit 1-A (Middletown/Route 896 South). Follow 896 approximately 10 - 15 miles where it will merge with Route 301 South. Continue straight on Rt. 301 South into Maryland. Take Galena exit (Rt. 290 South) and turn right at bottom of ramp. At stop light, go straight on Rt. 213 South. Follow to Chestertown. In Chestertown, pass the Washington College main campus entrance on your right, proceed through three more traffic lights, and make a right at the fourth traffic signal onto Cross Street. Turn left at first traffic light onto High Street, follow to end of road—the Custom House is on the righthand corner next to the river.

From Baltimore, BWI Airport, and Points Northwest
From Baltimore beltway 695, take I-97 south toward Annapolis, then Rt. 50/Rt. 301 east toward Annapolis and the Bay Bridge. Follow Rt. 50/Rt. 301 East past Kent Island, then take Rt. 301 North toward Wilmington at Rt. 50/Rt. 301 split. After about 7 miles, take Rt. 213 North exit toward Centreville and Chestertown. After crossing the Chester River bridge, turn left at the first traffic signal onto Cross Street. Turn left at first traffic light onto High Street, follow to end of road—the Custom House is on the righthand corner next to the river.

From Washington D.C. and Points West
Take the route of your choice to Rts. 50/301 East and follow the signs for Bay Bridge/Annapolis. On the Eastern Shore continue on Rts. 50/301 until they diverge in Queenstown and proceed North on Rt. 301. Exit Rt. 301 at Rt. 213 North. After crossing the Chester River bridge, turn left at the first traffic signal onto Cross Street. Turn left at first traffic light onto High Street, follow to end of road—the Custom House is on the righthand corner next to the river.

From Points South
Take either the Washington Beltway (I-495), I-95, or Rt. 301 to Rts. 50/301 East and follow the directions outlined above.

For further directions, call the Center at 410-810-7161, or e-mailjemley2@washcoll.edu.