Visitors and Tourism

Welcome to The Town of Denton!

pic-ariel-viewDenton, seat of Caroline County, is on the Choptank River and generally near the geographic center of the county and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Denton is a trade and governmental center with a growing industrial base. We continue to benefit from our centrality in a rich agriculture area and from our location on good land and water transportation arteries.

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Links of Interest


Places to Visit



Caroline Summerfest is held annually the third weekend of August. This is a free, family oriented event featuring live entertainment, fine arts and crafts, strolling entertainment, free KidzArt activities, food vendors, fireworks, hot-rods and antique car displays.

Call 1-888-sunfest (786-3378)
or visit the web site at

The event is held on the Courthouse Green and surrounding streets and the beautiful Choptank River in Denton, Maryland, and is co-sponsored by the Town of Denton and Caroline County Recreation & Parks.



Caroline Court House

Caroline County – established 1773, from parts of Queen Anne’s and Dorchester Counties – held its early courts at seven different locations until 1797 when its first courthouse was built on this site, once known as Pig Point. The 1895 replacement was renovated and extensively added to 1966. The court house was purchased, 1791, for 120 shillings.

Located on Market Street between 1st and 2nd Streets, Denton.



Museum of Rural Life

This museum tells the stories of people living in Caroline County’s agriculture-base economy. The museum building includes the Taylor-Brown dwelling, the Painter’s Range log cabin, and portions of the Chance’s Desire and Skillington Right properties.

16 North Second Street
Denton, MD 21629


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