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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Learn about the maritime history and culture of the bay at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Through interactive exhibits and educational programs, this living museum tells the stories of the people who have made their home in Chesapeake Bay. Explore the museum's 7 hectares (18 acres) of waterfront for exhibits like an 1879 lighthouse and a waterman's shanty. Along the way, you'll find Chesapeake people who still work in the bay and are happy to share their stories. The collection of historic Chesapeake Bay boats here includes crabbing skiffs, workboats, and log canoes. In the working boatyard, you can watch boats being made and learn about the restoration process of traditional boats from a shipwright. Use our St. Michaels trip builder to add Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and other attractions to your St. Michaels vacation plans.
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  • Self guided tours and you can take a guided tour. Wonderful boat building exhibition with a historical skipjack. There is a famous lighthouse beautiful grounds. You can easily spend several hours here...  read more »
  • We enjoyed walking around the grounds....self-guided. We were able to watch as a group was working on a boat building project. Very fascinating! 
  • Our son's rehearsal dinner and wedding were at the Museum in the small boat shed. It was the perfect place to be, with gorgeous water views, accessibility, landscaped with flowers, lots of character, ...  read more »
  • Fantastic museum. Two day admission is great because it's difficult to see everything in one day. Some exhibits are indoors (waterfowl, colonial history, oyster house) which is good for rainy days.
  • Interesting museum and harbor to walk around and explore. Fun things to see for most ages, especially those into boating. Worthwhile place to see in general if you have some extra time while visiting the area.
  • Went on a tour with Ed. He knew so much about the Chesapeake and oysters. Great views from the boat as well
  • I love it , nice staff. Great view
  • Did not go inside, but Saint Michaels is a nice town. The old historic buildings and the lighthouse replica looked interesting to return to.
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