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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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Columbia, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

There's a LOT to see inside and out here, with a variety of boats, artifacts, text, and multimedia displays. Dogs are WELCOME, which was great so we didn't have to leave ours back at our lodging!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse and all of the info provided was definitely the highlight of the Museum. The "museum" is more like 13 different outdoor attractions, definitely something to do while its raining, but an umbrella is recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This museum does an excellent job of preserving the character of the history of the Chesapeake Bay - they have a screwpile lighthouse, a skipjack, bugeye and a new buyout. We have been attended several of their big events this summer (4th of July fireworks was outstanding - brought out the whole town, Waterman Appreciation Day was also fun watching... More

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centralNJ
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10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Visited the maritime museum on a nice late summer day. We had the read the reviews and were curious to learn more about the light house and maritime life/area. Unfortunately there was no activity to speak of at the museum. No boats being built or stories to be shared. The lighthouse was very interesting and could have been a "10"... More

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Magnolia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the friendliness of the staff especially the boat builder in the boat house. The display concerning life on the Chesapeake was excellent.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If your interested in old wooden boats this is a must visit while visiting St Michaels. You can watch and talk to craftsmen & women building boats in the historic wood working boat shop. Great selection of old boat wood working tools , some still being used today. They have a nice selection of old historic Chesapeake Bay boats on... More

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Manchester, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has many exhibits housed in individual buildings on an expansive property overlooking the Miles River. The Hooper Island Light House is an impressive sight, and you may tour the well-kept interior to see how the proprietors lived in days gone by. Go up another flight of the winding staircase to get a birds eye view... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The CBMM is a fun filled and educational place for all ages. The campus provides education, relaxation, and beautiful views all at your own pace. They host many special events and are a great steward to the St Michaels Community

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Blue bell
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very engaging and educational Worth the trip You can get the feel in 1.5 hr or stay in depth for 3 or 4 You can $3 discount tix if you ride the Patriot boat first

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Beaufort, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. There is a good mix of inside and outside exhibits. We especially loved taking a boat ride on the old buyboat. The museum and all it has to offer is certainly worth the price of admission.

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