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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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The best of St. Mikes & the Eastern Shore!

Can't count the number of times our family has visited CBBM (we are members), taken friends to explore the exhibits & activities, watched fireworks near the water or just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Janet F
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Arlington, Virginia

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Crisfield, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

St. Mikes is a gorgeous town. The museum is done beautifully and very educational with three buildings and demonstrations. It is worth a look and a great way to spend your morning before you walk the shops and get lunch.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Can't count the number of times our family has visited CBBM (we are members), taken friends to explore the exhibits & activities, watched fireworks near the water or just sauntered around the grounds soaking up the sun, views and sense of place and tradition. No better way to enjoy SM - don't miss the CBBM!

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This Museum has about everything to do with the Chesapeake Bay - from a house full of duck decoys, guns of the era, and those who did the hunting; to boats of those who did the hunting. The next building has about every kind of boat that was built in the area. The third has examples of the industries of... More 

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Whether arriving in the historic town of St. Michaels, MD by boat or car, the 18-acre Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be a highlight of the trip. With an historic lighthouse that the whole family can tour and see how lighthouse keepers lived in the 1800s, and the largest floating collection of historic Bay workboats, there is plenty to do... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is one of the best of not the best Maritime Museum on the Chesapeake. Great exhibits, artifacts, lighthouse self tour, boat rides, great self walking tour, actual boat restoration ongoing while you watch and talk with the craftsman. Many AC buildings to tour thru and keep cool and outdoor building as well. Lots of things for the kids to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Enjoyed the museum. Had a miniature sailboats there. Staff is friendly. Enjoyed fact they gave you a short version as well as full version. Glad we saw everything. Would like to see more employees around to answer questions.

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Chestertown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We've been years ago but came this year for the classic boat show. Great wooden boats to see and vendors. We've now actually become members and returned this weekend with other friends visiting, just to tour the standard exhibits. Worth a stop to learn about life on the bay.

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Shawsville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was so delighted to find that St Michaels and the Maritime Museum were dog friendly. He was even allowed on the boat tour, and he had so much fun. This is a really nice museum and is well laid out-- there is so much to see. We spent several hours here during two different days. Your ticket is good... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit and especially taking the time to write this review! We love our leashed pup friends, as you noted, and have pick up and watering stations throughout campus. Be sure to spot our salty boatyard kitty Edna Sprit in the boatyard, our resident Chief Mousing Officer (CMO) who is a rescued, local feral. One thing... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Pretty interesting place, expensive, but a nice way to learn about the Chesapeake Bay, fishing, crabbing, clamming, etc.

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

Thank you so much for visiting the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and especially for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review. We wish we could offer our 18-acre waterfront campus, historic structures, exhibition buildings and floating fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay boats for free to everyone! As a non profit organization funded mostly through private donations and some grants,... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This place has grown tremendously over the last decade or so since I last visited. Really brings history of the bay to life. Lots of hands on / interactive exhibits for kids to keep them interested. You'll need way more time than an hour to really see the place. Has a big parking lot or come by boat and tie... More 

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

Thank you for making a return visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. We really have grown over our now 50-year history and it's great that you have shared your perspective and great review of the Museum. Thank you! A reminder that our docking is for members-only, with the Town of St. Michaels offering dinghy docking for anyone moored out.... More 

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Additional Information about Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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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