View of the Tolchester hotel from the Chesapeake Bay. Boats can be seen at the dock. The hotel was part of the the Tolchester Beach Amusement Park located in Kent County, Maryland. The park also consisted of a bathing beach, amusement park, and racetrack, and it was in operation from 1877 to 1962. It was a popular vacation destination for Baltimoreans as it was only 27 miles across the Chesapeake Bay and the Tolchester Steamboat Company ran daily excursions to Tolchester from Baltimore, Maryland.