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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Address: 213 N. Talbot Street, Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Phone Number: 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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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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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
5 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 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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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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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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