Explore Rock Hall

History of Rock Hall

By the early 20th century, oyster-dredging had become a mainstay of the local economy, and Rock Hall bustled with skipjacks and bugeyes bringing in their daily catch. Sadly, however, overfishing and environmental factors have all but wiped out this lucrative source of income.

Over time, recreational boaters recognized the advantages of this fine, protected harbor – its easy access to the prime cruising grounds of the Chesapeake Bay, and proximity to Annapolis, Baltimore, St. Michaels, and the many ports of call on the Eastern Shore.

Rock Hall: A Fun Resort Town

The rediscovery of Rock Hall has brought with it the opening of several seafood outlets, antique shops and restaurants. Once rundown homes are being restored to their turn-of-the-century charm, and gleaming new marinas, like Haven Harbour, offer state-of-the-art amenities and a full range of services to guests. Haven Harbour Marina has also launched the retail development on Rock Hall’s main street, aptly named Rock Hall Village. The Village features an assortment of charming stores, along with the town’s new centerpiece, the Community Gazebo, which features local musicians and visiting talent from throughout the mid-Atlantic region. For yachtsmen and landlubbers, residents and visitors, Rock Hall offers the appeal of an old-fashioned resort, with the promise of a bright and prosperous future.