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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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bethesda, md
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We liked that we could enjoy the place at our own pace rather than being stuck with a docent. The lighthouse exhibit is great, and so is the building devoted to pleasure boating. Overall, a fun way to learn about the Chesapeake Bay.

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olyphant , pa
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Fun place to visit. Nice displays of all aspects of boats, scrapping and oysters. We even took a boat ride on the Miles River. The staff at the admissions was really friendly and gave us good suggestions. Boats, jellyfish and a snake! Loved how well everything was labeled. Great hands on stuff for the "kids" too! I was tired by... More

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful and informative museum. The lighthouse is especially stunning easily worth the price of admission and spending half a day seeing the various history of the Chesapeake bay.

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Glenwood, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a beautiful venue for a late afternoon wedding ceremony. While it was a bit warm during the outdoor ceremony, as the sunset and the temperature dropped, it turned out to be very scenic. The facility and catering staff provided very good service and the dinner and appetizers were very enjoyable. Overall a really nice experience capped off by... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Very engaging way to learn about the history of the Chesapeake Bay area. Indoor and outdoor exhibits. Awakened my inner child.

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media
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

quaint museum with great history to share. Learned a lot about St Michaels and fishing and boating/ sailing. a great hands on facility.

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bristol,pa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Even though we live in a "river town," we weren't aware of all of the aspects and importance of a community who depends upon a river for their livelihood, entertainment, and existence. The museum has about 14 outbuildings, plus welcome center and gift shop that explore all the ways the river is used by the locals. The complex includes a... More

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Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Visiting the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was a high light of our trip. So intriguing to see how the ships from long ago, the log ships were made, and how they are made today still. To see all the history including the information about the War of 1812, was very interesting. It was a must see on our list of... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've visited several maritime museums and this one is well worth a visit. The grounds are beautiful and exhibits are well done and informative.

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Montco Cty, PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This museum spanned several acres of dedicated land and was quite diverse in telling the story of St. Michaels. I found the museum quite interesting as well as entertaining . The staff were quite friendly and accommodating.

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