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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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Address: 213 N. Talbot Street, Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Phone Number: 410-745-2916
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Experience how people live, work and play on the Chesapeake Bay - cruise...
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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A Step Back in Time

This is a self-guided tour covering the life and activities of the Watermen and their families. Visit at your own pace. View boats in their fleet from years gone by. Watch them... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Palos Hills, Illinois
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Palos Hills, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is a self-guided tour covering the life and activities of the Watermen and their families. Visit at your own pace. View boats in their fleet from years gone by. Watch them work on restoration of vessels. Learn about the role this area played in the Civil War. Walking distance from the main street of St. Michael's. There is dining... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Because of incredible cabin fever, a friend and I journeyed out of the Baltimore area and traveled to St. Michael's on a cold, blustery day the last day of February. She wanted to check out the shops and I wanted to go to The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. I had never been in spite of living in Maryland for over... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is the most awesome place to visit. Learn the history of the Chesapeake Bay and how the old timers derived a living from the natural resources offered by the Bay.

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McKeesport, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful museum. Wish I had more time to spend but ill be back. Highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in the civil war history.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a place to go with your entire family --offers a wealth of information on life and activities of the Watermen and their families . You can wander about the 18 acres of buildings and go into the lighthouse -see all sorts of boats in their fleet (an amazing collection of different types sea going vessels ) You did... More 

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This would be alot more fun in the Summer, but we did have a good time, and will be back in warmer weather.

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Centreville, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I first became a member of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum back in the 1970s and joined again when I moved back to the Eastern Shore. It's so much a natural part of my life and activities that I often forget to recommend it to friends and acquaintences. So here's my recommendation: Even if you know NOTHING about the Chesapeake... More 

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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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175 reviews 175 reviews
5 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

WOW!! A Great place to visit. Living History at it's finest! Great Historic Village representing the Ship Building, Hunting, and Fishing Industries. A real Boat Building experience. Summer Study Programs for Children, Apprenticeship Boat building opportunities, Historic Boat Tours! Decoys, Models, A Huge Collections of Shot Guns, Boats, and Fishing Lures. This is a Totally Rounded History Museum! PLAN ON... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Totally loved our afternoon there! The day was gorgeous and the museum varied and interesting. Loved climbing the lighthouse! There was even a local dock cat! This was a great time of year to go because there were not too many people.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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

Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to write this TripAdvisor review. During general admission, we are a pet-friendly campus, with watering and pick up stations for our leashed friends. The exception to the policy is during festivals, when we only allow leashed service dogs on campus. This is for the safety of our guests during... More 

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