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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. « less
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Chesapeake City, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We learned SO much here! The staff and volunteers are friendly and eager to share their knowledge. The buildings and exhibits are top-notch. Don't miss a thing - allow a good two hours or so.

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Boise, Idaho
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

For children and adults alike, this 18 acre exhibit of the history of Chesapeake Bay gives a feel of what life was like during the early history of this area. The combination of the excellent and numerous boat exhibits with the working boat yard, where on site repair and restoration are being done, lets you experience how designs were modeled... More

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Lansdowne
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great way to learn about the Bay - how it changed and how it will change - we enjoyed it very much. I think Kids would love it too - lots of displays.

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PA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
35 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Stopped here with my Daughters on a cloudy afternoon - we enjoyed the milling around the exhibits & lighthouse at our own pace. Definitely worth a visit when in the area!

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Michigan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
18 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were very pleasantly surprised to see how extensive this place is - something like 18 or more buildings and a fleet of boats. It's not just a lighthouse. Boat building workshop where you can see boats being built, a whole fleet of large and small boats of all descriptions - some of which you can go out on. The... More

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Burke, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a great place to visit for anybody...families, couples, solo. The Solo light house on site was our favorite part of the trip, but all exhibits were fascinating at giving glimpses of life on the Chesapeake in the past and present. You won't be disappointed.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Saw lots of different types of sailboats and how some are built. It's right on the st michaels harbor, near restaurants and beautiful views

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Excellent exhibits, fun events, beautiful campus. Best of all, not "just" a museum, but a working boatyard too! Well worth a visit.

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Concord, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

There is lots to see and learn here, from history to geography to maritime ecosystems. The campus is a bit sprawling, with boats and outbuildings all over the place. The exhibits are pretty good, and our kids enjoyed "fishing" from the pier. Its self-directed though and probably not great for kids under 5.

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Bear, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

the entrance fee of $15.00 USD was a little steep for what was offered (at least when I visited). There are several buildings as well as the lighthouse to tour. However, i did not see any tour guides or other such personnel available to describe the buildings or their contents. There were signs in various places which were helpful. There... More

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

Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to review the Museum on TripAdvisor. WE wish we could offer the Museum free for everyone, but as an institution funded through admissions, membership and donor support, this is not a reality we can accomplish right now. While our adult general admission of $15 may seem steep, we do... More

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