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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels

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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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  • This is a collection of small buildings and boats that effectively tell the story of life on the Chesapeake. For us, the highlights were the lighthouse complete with recreated living space, the photog...  more »
  • OK we did the museum thing. About 10 tiny houses with museum artifacts of the sea. Houses were suppose to be air conditioned, which is a different standard of cold - luke warm- in Maryland. Also, if y...  more »
  • This is a great outing for young and old alike. It is a living museum with a huge fleet of in the water Bay boats of all kinds. You can visit a crab picking factory or explore the ins and outs of comm...  more »
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  • Great place to grab a nautical history lesson. Each building has so much information and the location is great! We spent a few hours strolling through each area. The staff is friendly and very informative.
  • I will be back to spend more time! I loved the setting and it was great to have access to boat tours.
  • The campus feel to the museum makes it an enjoyable experience. Each building focuses on one or two things. The restored lighthouse is nice to walk through and the boat building demonstrations are interesting.
  • Must see if you came to St Michaels, although it costs $15 per person but it so worth it. Great views and musemes.
  • There's so much to do and see. The history of the bay is on full display. Gift shop has a bunch of really neat stuff.