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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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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 museum dedicated to Chesapeake Bay nautical history

The Chesapeake Bay, including the Naval Academy, has many excellent nautical museums. The Chesapeake maritime Museum, located in the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the charming os... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Morristown, New Jersey

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Chesapeake Bay, including the Naval Academy, has many excellent nautical museums. The Chesapeake maritime Museum, located in the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the charming os St. Michaels, is dedicated to explaining the nautical history of Chesapeake Bay. Its campus includes a number of buildings that focus on specific themes: history of the bay, the war of 1812, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I have stopped at the Maritime Museum a few times over the last several years - usually with the two girls in tow...but it is my husband who is the sailor and inspiration for the trip. He gets a kick out of the amazing regional boats and history. We have enjoyed the crazy atmosphere of the annual Labor Day auction... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our morning walking around the maritime museum. Not much to do in St. Michael's if you don't want to shop, but this was interesting. The volunteers are very friendly and there's lots to learn about boat making.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visited here while on the Eastern Shore and so glad I did. A combination of historic buildings (moved here) historic ships (moved here) historic light house (moved here) great interpretive displays and a working wooded boat restoration shop. We spent about three hours and could have spent a few more. Definitely worth the stop.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was a lot different than what I expected. Rather than a traditional museum in a building with passive exhibits this was a collection of buildings on the water, all with different themes. Several of the exhibits were hands-on. My 6 year old especially enjoyed the lighthouse and the fisherman's wharf. I have lived many years on the bay and... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 796 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must-see museum if you're on the Eastern Shore. It's a comprehensive and highly enjoyable journey into the human and marine world of the Chesapeake Bay, and you'll definitely learn a lot. So if you're interested in learning about the life of a waterman, or about oysters and crabs, or about boat-building, or about the health and future... More 

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Vineland, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This museum is one of the best things to do in Saint Michaels and is more interesting than you would guess. The campus is pretty big, the lighthouse exhibit is interesting and ideal for photo-ops. I loved the fact that we got there late in the day and the curators let us in for a reduced price

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We very much enjoyed the historical presentations exhibited at the Maritime Museum. I encourage young and old to visit. What a great way to have the families learn and appreciate the history of the past lives and struggles of Maryland Watermen.

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Deptford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Absolutely can't say enough about the entire presentation. Very clean and well done as well as very informative! Perfect for all ages. The views are breathtaking and there are many hands-on opportunities to learn. Passes are for two days. We needed to use a few hours on both days! Also, the Patriot Cruise was wonderful! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have been to the museum for many time. The museum have a very old history. Family and dog friendly place. Lots of cute gifts at the museum gifts shop. There are many delicious restaurants close to the museum

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