About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of the Purnell Museum is to acquire, conserve and display artifacts, and to interpret the history of Worcester County through exhibits and programs in order to promote the cultural heritage of the region.

Hours & Admission Membership

Hours of Operation:
Museum Open April through October
Tuesday to Saturday 10AM - 4PM
Sunday 1PM - 4PM

Adult $2.00
Children (Ages 5 - 12) FREE

Become a member of the Julia A. Purnell Museum and help to support the interpretation of local history. Members receive a quarterly newsletter, advance notice of programs, 10% discount on all gift store purchases, and free admission to the museum. Please fill out online membership form to become a member of the Julia A. Purnell Museum. You can also print, fill out and mail form to the museum together with membership fee.

Customer in the museum gift shop
Don't forget to visit the museum gift shop!



Traveling from Salisbury, Maryland to Snow Hill, take Route 12 South to the center of town. Turn right at Market Street and go four blocks. The Museum is located at the corner of Market and Water Streets.

Traveling from Ocean City, take Route 50 West to 113 South. Follow Route 113 and bear right onto Route 113 Business (which becomes Market Street). The Museum is located on Market Street four blocks past the traffic light.



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