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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

213 N. Talbot Street, Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663
410-745-2916
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Experience how people live, work and play on the Chesapeake Bay — cruise on the Miles River,get your hands wet exploring a waterman’s shanty, let our... more » Owner description: Experience how people live, work and play on the Chesapeake Bay — cruise on the Miles River,get your hands wet exploring a waterman’s shanty, let our boat builders show you their magic, or climb to the top of an 1879 lighthouse. Come do the Bay, your way. Visit cbmm.org for a complete events schedule. « less
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Laurel, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A very interesting place, probably the most interesting thing in St. Michaels, unless you're seriously into shopping. Lots of different exhibits, including lots of old boats. The shipwright's hall was fabulous, with real work going on, in one case to build from scratch a historic type small boat, and in another to restore/repair an original skipjack. The folks doing the... More

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great place to go visit to learn a lot about the history of the town and the Chesapeake bay. You will also learn a lot about local waterman.

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Brandy Station, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Interesting things about the area, water, and history of Saint Michaels and the surrounding area. How tiny the rooms in the houses were. Guess folks were smaller back then.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
61 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the afternoon I spent at this museum. The exhibits were interested and covered a wide variety of themes. I liked the short boat tour you could take for an additional $10.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Took a 3 hour trip to get to St. Michaels for a birthday adventure. The weather was beautiful. The museum was not crowded. Parking at one of the municipal parking lots. Hands on exploration was great for all ages. BRING YOUR CAMERA great views of the water! We had our young daughter and two older young adults. We loved exploring... More

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CBMM_Munson, General Manager at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your recent visit and kind words! We participate in the "Blue Star Museum" program from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, giving free general admission to active military AND their families! Discounts for active military individuals are extended throughout the balance of the year. Thanks again for your visit, and especially for taking the time... More

Greenville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) was a wonderful place to spend time in St. Michaels. We bought a ticket and took advantage of the free second day entry to split our visit over two separate mornings. They have fantastic exhibits on the history of the Chesapeake bay including the work and traditions of the Bay watermen and pleasure boating... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a good stop to understand more about the history of the Bay and the economical value that it provided for its early settlers. There are plenty of buildings to browse through at your own pace. A good place to explore while visiting St. Micheals.

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Being able to self-navigate the museum, afforded us the opportunity to move around freely and pick and choose what we wanted to see at our own pace. There is a wealth of historical information to learn and the beautiful grounds make it a casual and informative experience.

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Malvern, PA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It was a good look at the past and how life was on the bay back in the day. Don't miss the lighthouse. Look inside the cupboards, in the cooking pots, etc.

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philadelphia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

One caveat...I was with 2 teen boys (who are more or less non-plussed about everything) and a hubby with a short attention span. It's nice that the museum is mix of the indoor and outdoor. Also great that you can return the next day for free. I think younger kids would enjoy this more and would be especially captivated by... More

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CBMM_Munson, Public Relations Manager at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit and especially for your review of CBMM on TripAdvisor, although we sure wish your visit would have been great for everyone, including teenagers. Other reviewers tell us that the Museum appeals to the interests of all ages, including teenagers, so it may be a personal preference depending on the visitor. Either way, we take... More

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