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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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Historic and worth 1-2 hours of visit

We got there late, the good news was the entrance fee an hour before closing was only $5. A good tip if you only have an hour of so. Great history of the chesapeake Bay and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Truckee, California
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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We got there late, the good news was the entrance fee an hour before closing was only $5. A good tip if you only have an hour of so. Great history of the chesapeake Bay and the seafood industry. Some nice boats, lighthouse, history lessons, etc. Like most museums, there is a lot to read. we especially liked the audio... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I gem of a museum. Great exhibits capture the spirit of the history of the Chesapeake Bay. Informational exhibits. Old craft on display in and out of the water. Overnight docking for members at a reasonable cost. Centrally located in St. Michael's with great parking. Look for one of the special events weekends. Usually pet friendly unless there is an... More 

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Randolph, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

An A+ museum located in the very picturesque town of St Michaels, Maryland. This was our 1st visit to St Michaels and we were looking forward to strolling thru the town to enjoy their quaint shops and restaurants. . Must to our surprise it was their WineFest weekend. It was very crowded and parking was next to impossible but it... More 

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Hanover, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is NOT just a "one or two buildings and go" type of place. There is plenty to take in from permanent exhibits to restoration projects and hands on demonstrations. We spent a lot of time just wandering the grounds, soaking in the experience and enjoying the surroundings. One of the most popular is the transplanted lighthouse that is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The interesting thing is that you see a lighthouse, numerous boat in the water plus how the oyster industry was done. Great place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A very nice waterfront museum with plenty to learn about boat building. They hold several fun events each year as well.

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Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The CBMM is sited on the Miles River on the southern edge of St Michael's with views across the river and the marina with boats coming and going, funky restaurants, an upscale hotel and even a boatyard. There is ample parking (free) and entered off the main road under the former Tilghman Island Drawbridge this was transported intact to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Great for an hour self tour. (We were there on the off season, so it is probably different in the summer. Basically we were able to wander the grounds on our own. This is a working boat yard teaching the original wooden boat building and repairing skills. Interesting exhibit on the original oyster canning operations. $15 pp. admission is almost... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We really enjoyed the entire exhibit. There was so much to see: watching boat builders at work, going into the lighthouse, exhibits on oyster fishing, exhibits on the Chesapeake Bay area and being near the water looking at all the wildlife and boats. There is a fee to enter, which was a little pricey, I thought, but worth it.

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

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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