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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, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This museum is not a typical one-building stand and read the history! It is a full-day immersion into the watermen of the area, their boats, their work and their lives. We spent the better part of two days exploring the 18 acres which held 14 different sites to visit. I thought I would never get my husband out of the... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are members of the Museum and return at least once a month. There is always something new and fascinating, and every time we find something we somehow missed before. Our niece and nephew loved the ride on the buy-boat and spotting creatures in the Miles River. Our 90-year-old father loved the exhibit on racing log canoes, and seeing old... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

You could spend a whole day here if you wanted to. We enjoyed the regular exhibits as well as the 2 special exhibits: The War of 1812 and Tugboats. My husband is a duck hunter and really enjoyed the Water Fowl exhibit. Our tickets on Saturday allowed us to go back on Sunday which was a plus! Wish the boat... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

After three days of cold and rain, the sun finally showed up. We decided to visit St.Michael's Lighthouse and we had such a wonderful time. I love lighthouses and that was the first time I visited one. The whole area is great. Boath rides, the museum, historical buildings... And good facilities too, such as very clean bathrooms, vending machines and... More

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Potomac, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great museum right on the water with several buildings to tour through. Plan on 1/2 day to see everything. The exhibits are very informative and well maintained.

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Milford, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD last weekend for their Annual Oyster Fest. What a fabulous time we had. Oysters served in various forms, the weather couldn't have been better, the Hoopers Straight Lighthouse is always fun to visit, took a ride on an old fashion Oyster Tonging Boat to see how oyster catching was done... More

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Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It would have been better if we had broken this up over 2 days with a couple of hours each day. The ticket is good for 2 days. A lot to see, but a little disappointed no one was building boats. Loved the hands on aspects of many of the exhibits.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

When you hear the word museum you think building with things to see inside. This is so much more! There are 14 separate buildings with a different exhibits inside. We saw a working boatyard and lighthouse. A building with information on how the bay has changed over the last 100 years. Separate buildings dedicated to oysters, canning crabs, bird hunting... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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453 reviews 453 reviews
259 attraction reviews
923 helpful votes 923 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It is conveniently located on the waterfront, a few steps from the main road. A nice interpretative and interactive indoor/ outdoor museum. They have lots activities and exhibits so it is best to check their website if there is anything that interests you. We missed the Oysterfest so we will possibly next year's schedule in advance.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We are members of the museum and it is a wonderful museum- they have great special weekends. The July 4th celebration should not be missed...fireworks, great orchestra and dancing before and after the fireworks- a really great time for everyone.

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