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Address: 6129 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman, MD 21671
Phone Number: +1 410-886-9200
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Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf...

Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. We offer hands on educational experiences for all ages. See and touch the animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how you can do your part to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

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Tilghman Island isn't exactly a tourist mecca, but the PW environmental center is making an effort to educate everyone about life in the Chesapeake Bay area. Most folks come to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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Bethesda, Maryland
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Tilghman Island isn't exactly a tourist mecca, but the PW environmental center is making an effort to educate everyone about life in the Chesapeake Bay area. Most folks come to the Island to stay awhile and relax . Learn about life on the Bay here.

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Thank Delilahs
Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The building needs some TLC but for what it is, it is helping the environmental. Stopped in to see the turtles, sea horses, eels, crabs and other water critters. You should too and support them if you can. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Thank Orions777
Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

While just a little place, children and adults can learn about horseshoe crabs, terrapins, painted turtles. blue crabs, eels, and my favorite, seahorses. Knowledgeable staff will explain how these bay creatures live in or near the water, and most can also be touched. We brought my kids, nieces, and nephew to Phillips Wharf. They range in age from 4 to... More 

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Thank Lissa S
Columbia, Maryland
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited here with Kelly and Jerry Cox, who were step on guides for a coach tour with Country Traveler Discoveries. Kelly took us to many interesting places. She was the director for this center. It is not large, but is very interesting. She and Jerry gave us talks about things such as the horseshoe crab, and setting traps for... More 

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PWEC, General Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We hope you are able to come back sometime this summer or for one of our annual events. More 

Tilghman, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was designed to teach visitors about the Chesapeake Bay animals and how we can care for them and the Bay. Very cool. There are turtles, oysters, various fish, crabs, and eel in aquariums and it is right next door to a seafood cleaning business. The Center is in the process of expanding and redesigning the Center to reach more... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took part in their "Pound it" program, all about the Chesapeake Bay pound net fishery; oyster dissection; and striped bass dissection. The staff was energetic and knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. This growing facility has a variety of local species on display, including horseshoe crabs (all sizes), turtles, blue crabs, and fishes. It's this kind of grass-roots... More 

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We took our kids, nieces, nephews here not knowing what to expect, and, we were very pleasantly surprised. There were various enclosures which had turtles, fish, crabs, etc. and an enthusiastic guide to explain all about them. We were able and encouraged to handle some of the turtles. The kids loved it. And, it was free. Well worth a visit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Can't say enough about this place. I took my 3 boys, ages 10, 10, and 8 to learn a little about the eastern shore. They had a blast. It is small, we only stayed about an hour, but learned sooooo much. We walked up to what appeared to be an old shack- inside was Rob, a retired school teacher who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

A wonderful little environmental center - no bells and whistles - just a straightforward place that is helping the nature within the bay. The kids got to hold baby turtles and terrapins, and look at all sorts of crabs and even a sea horse or two.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed on Tilghman Island where my mother recently moved this past August. Looking for something to pass the time we visited Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. This is a great place for kids of all ages to learn about Bay creatures. They even have a touching tank as well where you can handle some of the animals. If your little... More 

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