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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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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Very Pleasant

This place was really nice. The kids had a blast walking around and going in and out of all the little buildings. The place was beautiful but cold and windy. Can't wait to visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This place was really nice. The kids had a blast walking around and going in and out of all the little buildings. The place was beautiful but cold and windy. Can't wait to visit again during warmer weather.

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Crofton, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Admission was good for two days which we liked. We stayed at the Hambleton Inn which made it so convenient. We spent a couple of hours exploring on Saturday and again on Sunday. We particularly enjoyed the Bay History and oyster house exhibits and the Hooper Strait lighthouse. The museum shop had some unique souvenirs.

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Lake Clear, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

If you're going primarily to see the lighthouse, you might want to make sure it's going to be open. We went today and were told it is closed for painting. So bummed! And there was no discount in the price of admission. Only after the ticket sales person found out we lived 100s of miles away (and would probably not... More 

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

Thank you for being our guest and taking the time to write your review. You've visited before the school children and summer vacationers visit St. Michaels, and also when our boatyard is buzzing with restoration projects and activities. In preserving Chesapeake history, we've been waiting for the weather to warm as well, so that the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse can... More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Go to learn, make sure you visit again for the Waterman's Festival. Climb up in the lighthouse and check out the retired drawbridge from Tilghman Island.

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Melfa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Cool to see guys actually building boats and also got to see a canoe that my great grandfather built.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We felt the price of entry to the museum was fair for what you got to explore. There are several buildings on the grounds and each one was interesting. I liked that it had some interactive things for the kids, even though we didn't have any with us. Well worth the visit.

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Poquoson, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We went here on a chilly day in March when there were few visitors but we had a great time talking to the boat builders in the yard. You can walk among the wood shavings and feel the ambience Thiis is a wonderful place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You can easily spend a 1/2 day here. There are great exhibits in doors and outside, so it does not need to be perfect weather for a visit. There is an old light house on site that you can explore in addition to the boat and waterfowl exhibits.

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Marylanders: Put this on your bucket list. Educational, interesting, great setting! We were a couple of "seniors" who love history in town for a romantic get-away. But this is also a place for families with small or older children. There's lots to see and entertain the kiddos and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

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Palos Hills, Illinois
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a self-guided tour covering the life and activities of the Watermen and their families. Visit at your own pace. View boats in their fleet from years gone by. Watch them work on restoration of vessels. Learn about the role this area played in the Civil War. Walking distance from the main street of St. Michael's. There is dining... More 

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