Emperor's Landing Park
Vienna, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: Emperor's Landing Park is a central gateway to the Nanticoke River and watershed, located a short distance from U.S. Route 50 on the Dorchester banks of the Nanticoke River in Vienna, Maryland. A historically significant area dating from Native American times, the park offers long sweeping vistas of the Dorchester and Wicomico marshlands. The area was first recorded by Captain John Smith on his 1608 voyage of exploration of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The town was founded in 1709 and later became an important customs district and port of entry for river and bay commerce.

Emperor's Landing Park was created to preserve and interpret the historical, cultural, and environmental legacy of the river and bay.

Location / Directions: From U.S. Route 50, east or west, take MD Route 331 exit south to town. Turn left at second intersection onto Race Street and travel to river. Turn right onto Water Street. Watch for directional signs.
Physical Address: Emperor's Landing Park
112 Water Street
Vienna, MD 21869
Mailing Address: Emperor's Landing Park
P.O. Box 86
Vienna, MD 21869
Activities: The park offers the opportunity for recreational boating, fishing and bird watching. There are self guided walking tours available and. There are historic buildings on the park grounds. The nearby Heritage Museum is open by appointment.

Birding and Wildlife Viewing Boat Access Fishing

Operating Hours: The park is open dawn to dusk, year round.
Fees: There are no park fees.
Visitor Facilities: There is a public boat launch and transient docking. The 700' waterfront boardwalk with interpretive information offers visitors chance for a riverside stroll along the Nanticoke River. Public parking is located near the park.
Accessibility: ADA compliant visitor restroom facilities will be available in 2010.
Website: http;//www.viennamd.org

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