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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
Owner description: Experience how people live, work and play on the Chesapeake Bay - cruise on the Miles River,get...
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Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

The museum is a St. Michael's sleeper. First of all, it's on the harbor and encompasses several acres. The displays, located in modern buildings, historic structures and working boats throughout the property are both interesting and varied. Dogs on leash are welcome! This was our second visit. We devoted several hours each time, and still feel we could return and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I happened to stroll upon the museum during a walk around the town. I liked how the museume was spread out and we got to be outside enjoying the weather. Nothing overally exciting about the museum, really liked the lighthouse!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Go during a festival,such as oyster fest and there's lots going on. Homemade items: jewelry, artists,carvers etc - music, food Go anytime and see exhibits, demonstrations, take a boat ride. Great place- lots to do!

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This museum is a gem of the eastern shore. I visit my inlaws in St. Michael's annually, and we never miss a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. My seven and five year old love the dozens of old boats they can get up close to. The lighthouse is always a highlight of the visit; an overnight 'sleepover' in... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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20 reviews 20 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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