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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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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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There is a lot of information and exhibits about the crabbing industry, Chesapeake bay, history and people. There is a pilot boat on land the kids can enjoy, a light house with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Elkton, Maryland
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Elkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There is a lot of information and exhibits about the crabbing industry, Chesapeake bay, history and people. There is a pilot boat on land the kids can enjoy, a light house with 3 floors and a building that used to house a crab processing business. I thought it was a little pricey until I saw how much there was to... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The maritime museum seemed fun and had some great reviews but I didn't get much out of it. It was really an outdoor park, with boats, bay heritage and some shoreline heritage sprawled about in random buildings across the campus. That said, I would have preferred to spend less than the $15 per adult that they ask for and I... More 

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

Thank you for being a recent guest of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and especially for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. With so many great reviews and folks sharing their positive feedback with us, we are sad that you may have had a disappointing experience. Our most important asset is authenticity, something you will find embedded in... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in the history of the Chesapeake Bay's Maritime this is the place for you! It is very thoughtfully put together by experts on the subject as well as interactive exhibits great for kids and adults alike! If you find yourself in St. Michaels you absolutely have to make a stop here!

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Bedford, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

This 18 acre museum with both inside and waterfront attractions is a fantastic tribute to the Chesapeake Bay and all things nautical. Their pamphlet suggests agendas based on the length of time you have to tour. My grandson and I were there on the weekend of a special event yet staff and volunteers were very friendly and helpful. We especially... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of interesting exhibits with hands on things to explore. A great place for kids since they can really get up close and in some cases, on many of the exhibits. People around to answer questions specific to the exhibits or about boatbuilding in general.

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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This was very interesting and educational. There were many great displays and items to view and we learned a lot about the bay and life as it had been. However, as senior citizens we wish that we had been warned of all the walking that was involved including getting from the parking lot to the entrance. Unfortunately we did not... More 

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Savannah, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is comprised of 14 different attractions for one admission price of $15 for adults. The Hooper Strait Lighthouse, an old crab and oyster packing house, a working boat yard, a gift shop, as well as a museum full of Chesapeake Bay artifacts are some of the places you can visit. Most of the attractions are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Love the museum, go all the time. Love the events - small boat show, 4th of July fireworks, Waterman's all you can eat crab day event - go Fantastic for all, children, couples young and old. Fun, educational and beautiful views

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Too late to do indoor tour, but still lots to see around outside perimeter + lighthouse. Town is small enough to do walking tours and see beautiful water scenery. There is even a long nature trail that runs north-south on eastern edge of town

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Full disclosure--did not go through the museum, just not in the mood at the time we were there. But the gift shop is fabulous. A bit of everything, from funky magnets to the biggest, coolest maritime themed nice gifts you can think of. A great place to shop for really cool gifts.

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Additional Information about Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Address: Address: 213 N. Talbot Street, Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663
Phone Number: 410-745-2916
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Talbot County  >  St. Michaels
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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