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Richardson Maritime Museum

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A Must When You Visit Cambridge

I was truly surprised that this museum offered so much history and beautiful displays. I wondered... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
Toni D
Rockville, Maryland
A Gem! A highly personal local history.

Wonderful museum! The staff was well-informed and friendly. There's a tremendous history told from... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
New York City, New York
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Nov 30, 2018
“A Must When You Visit Cambridge”
Oct 27, 2018
“A Gem! A highly personal local history.”
This small museum is dedicated to Maryland's maritime heritage.
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401 High St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1804
+1 410-228-1871
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

I was truly surprised that this museum offered so much history and beautiful displays. I wondered in out of curiosity and ending up spending a long time reading the history on all the displays. Staff are great and knowledgeable. Museum is easy to navigate. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Toni D
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful museum! The staff was well-informed and friendly. There's a tremendous history told from a personal perspective. The model boats are exquisite. Equipment used on ships and in shipbuilding were beautifully preserved and displayed. DO NOT SKIP THIS!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank W8838FNscotts
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We were here and loved it so much we went again. It was even better this time. There is just so much to learn about the history of the area. How the people could to what they had to do just to survive let alone...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

It tells you how they lived and provided for thousands. It also makes it seem almost impossible for it to have been done. What a difficult life these people lived. Unbelievably hard work. Incredible craftsmanship with little to work with. My wife grew up on...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank 99cooks111
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

If you have a soft spot for boating or watermen or are just curious about Eastern Shore culture and history, make time for this gem of a museum. This is a low-tech, personal collection fashioned around the life story of the incomparable local boat builder,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

The artifacts, displays and photos are extremely interesting. Well worth going out of your way off HY 50.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

The next time you eat a hard shell crab or oyster, or have a crab cake, it is worth while to think how it got to the table. There are a breed of tough, no nonsense watermen, who caught that tasty delicacy for you. These...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nelson H
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Saturday of Schooner Rendezvous 2016 was blustery and cool. We had enjoyed the highlights of this sailing craft festival. The local choir sang. The Vigilant Crew brought their living history displays over from Baltimore. The BBQ crew was firing up their beefy fare. We sauntered...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank helios5356
Reviewed December 27, 2015

Like so many communities with lovely museum collections, they are not supported nor are many grants made available. this, in my opinion, is the Richardson. This Museum has a lovely collection of maritime history and historical craft that were so important in the development and...More

Date of experience: August 2015
3  Thank wayne417
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Many interesting displays. good display of boating history. Docents are very knowledgeable. a lot jammed into a small space. OK for kids.very good for Chesapeake history buffs.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Nancy_M007
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