Welcome to Galesville and Southern Anne Arundel County–just east of Washington, D.C….and a world away

Pirates Cove Inn, MDWhen sailing on Non Sea Quitter, you might want to make historic and rural Galesville and Southern Anne Arundel County your destination for a day, a weekend or longer.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/southarundeltourism/  for more details, updates, calendar etc about Southern Anne Arundel County.

Galesville, an early center of Quaker settlement that was visited by William Penn,  is considered to be one of the oldest English settlements in America. Throughout colonial times the landing probably consisted of a wharf together with a warehouse or two and possibly a store or blacksmith shop. Until 1936, it was a regular port of call for the steamship Emma Giles that also called on Annapolis and Baltimore.

Visitors can stroll the waterfront with its two restaurants and Main Street with its antique shop and art gallery, or visit the two local museums.  There is also a playground and athletic fields on the edge of town. Please see the links we have provided and plan your special day–sailing and sightseeing.

Within Walking Distance of Non Sea Quitter:

Pirates Cove   – Just steps away–a waterfront restaurant with dock bar (live music).

Thursdays Steak and Crabhouse – A short walk, dine in or out on the water 4851 Riverside Dr.

Homeport – Convenience and Package Store (Soon to be followed by a deli and restaurant). Hours-7 days, 9-7.

Galesville History Museum –  Local history exhibits,  Open Sun. or by app’t.

Capt’ Harvey’s Antiques and Collectibles  A bit of local color…. 670 Main St., Thursday-Sunday 11-5

The River Gallery 1000 Main Street, Fri-Sun 11-5. Arts and crafts shop and owned operated by local artists.

Hartge Museum – Displaying and preserving history of local boatbuilding and sailing at Hartge Yacht Harbour. Open Sundays and by appointment.

This and That Treasures  – Antiques and collectibles on the corner across from Highs Dairy Store as you turn down the road to Galesville…Thursday through Sunday

The below attractions and lodging are identified with their general direction and drive time from Galesville (eg. 15-w for fifteen minutes west)

Nearby Attractions or Public Sites:

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center SERC  Trails, boardwalk through marshes, nature center etc. (10-N)

Historic Londontown and GardensHistoric waterfront village and gardens at site of Colonial-era port of entry.  (15-N)

Captain Salem Avery Museum  – The historic building in which I enjoyed many days as a child and helped to make into a museum–open Sunday afternoons. (10-E)

Thanksgiving Farm – Vineyards and winery with weekend tasting room (15 SW)

P.A. Bowen FarmsteadFarm store, Sat. tours or by app’t., meat, poultry eggs, cheese      (40-SW)

Cabin Creek Heritage Farm – Farm store, Sat. tours or by app’t. meat, poultry, eggs (30-W)

Anne Arundel County Farmers MarketsSat., Sun and Tuesday (20-N)

Great Frogs Winery  – Near Annapolis, Tastings by reservation, FRI & SAT 1-5 PM (25-N)

The Vineyards at Dodon   Vineyard and winery; tours and tastings by app’t.  (10-w)

En-Tice-Ment Farm – Horseback riding and locally raised pork, beef, chicken, lamb available in their farm store – Tuesday Thru Friday 3pm -6pm, Saturday 8am -noon (15-W)

Scorpion Brewery– Craft Beers and tasting room,  (25-S)

ALSO….. be sure to visit the nearby towns of Shady Side (10-E), Deale (10-S) as well as North Beach and Chesapeake Beach at the borders of Calvert and Anne Arundel Counties (30-S). Enjoy shopping, marinas, museums, waterfront restaurants etc.

Lodging (with driving time-general direction): 

In addition to the Inn at Pirates Cove (see above), there are other nearby Inns and B and B’s (and of course some Airbnb homes).

Laurel Grove Inn  – Comfy South River waterfront home with bedroom suites (20-N)

Anchored Inn at Hidden Harbour Marina – New boutique hotel with marina, pool and bar (15-S)

Hartge Yacht Harbour Guest House  Located in historic marina in Galesville (5-nearby)

Pirates Cove   – Just steps away, Pirates Cove offers a five-room inn (above a dock bar with live music).

Beachfront Inn, Herrington Harbour – Bayfront  guest rooms at resort marina with pool and restaurant. (20 S)

Holiday Stables Bed and Breakfast and Stables — Victorian mansion with six guest bedrooms, pool and equestrian activities–gourmet breakfast!  (10W)

Light Landing–Waterfront bed and breakfast with cottage and carriage house (15S)

Cozy Waterfront Home on the Bay-Renovated house with pier and waterviews in old-time community of Cape Ann (15-S)

Town Point Carriage House-A unique place in a lovely setting near the Bay in Tracy’s Landing (15-S)

Learn More:

Four Rivers Heritage Area  – A regional heritage tourism group

Discovery VillageMulti-use facility in Shady Side

Galesville Improvement Association – Local community association

West/Rhode RiverKeeper– Environmental protection group