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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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Experience how people live, work and play on the Chesapeake Bay - cruise on...

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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Fab little museum

I was completely suprised by the museum if I'm going to be completely honest. I didn't really know what to expect but I loved it! It was suprisingly large with many different... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MichelleB1989
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was completely suprised by the museum if I'm going to be completely honest. I didn't really know what to expect but I loved it! It was suprisingly large with many different buildings for you to visit to look at the history of the bay, oystering, boat building and so forth. We went on one of the days just after... More 

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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum with family and were pleasantly surprised by how much there actually was to see. The kids enjoyed the old light house and I liked watching the boat building and chatting to some of the volunteers. Was amazed by the gun museum and the oyster exhibits. Definitely worth a visit if you have a few hours to spare.

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Nanty Glo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

CBMM is a warm and wonderful lesson in the history of watering, crabbing, oystering, and sailing on the Miles River feeding into the Chesapeake Bay. The boat sheds, boat shop, and numerous displays provide an interesting and wonderful experience while learning about the history of the waterman of the Chesapeake area. Spend a day learning to build small wooden boats... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We headed down to the St. Michaels area for a quick overnight getaway. My wife and I have been to this area many times over the years, but neither of us had ever been in the museum. It was great. Our daughters are 12 & 10 and they loved it too. It was snowing that day, so not many people... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely day spent seeing working boatyard, many exhibitions (inside and outside) and area lighthouse. Plan for a few hours or more depending on your interest.

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1 Thank PhiladelphiaMary
La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a few hour touring the museum grounds. Beautifully located on the waterfront. Well done museum. Very informative and interactive. Learned a lot of cool stuff. Climbing to the top of the lighthouse was a real treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited many years ago but went back recently for a second look. It was a Monday and only a few People around. We spent several hours wandering the grounds, checking out all the exhibits and thoroughly enjoying ourselves. We learned a lot and Can't wait to take the grandkids on the next visit. Definitely worth a stop

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I was surprised by the $15 admission price, but when you see what they have done to not only preserve the history of the Chesapeake but to give real world demonstrations of how ship building and more works the admission price is worth it. For me, the best part of museum is the light house. Going through the light house... More 

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Adult daughter wanted to visit and had read up on it. It was a miserable day weatherwise. Since we live on the Shore we were familiar with much of the information. However it is well displayed--different buildings for many displays--waterfowl hunting and decoys, ship building, recreation, etc. We missed some of the buildings and I would like to have seen... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

So much to see and learn about! My husband and I were so impressed with all the different buildings and things to experience. Will definitely visit again!

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