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Third visit to Chesapeake City this year, and I had promised myself to check the C&D Museum. The website said, not open on Saturday, but a sign on the road said Saturday 11am til 4. When we and another visitor got to the door, the...More
We are frequent visitors to Chesapeake City. So much of the history of this town is tied up in the canal. The story of its development is a fascinating history, and the giant steam engines that used to power the locks are now still but...More
A good place to start a visit to Chesapeake City and to learn about the history of the canal. Very interesting steam engine artifacts for the old locks. Most of the items displayed are not in compliance with recognized museum standards and are subject to...More
Old lock pump house turned into a museum. Free to get in and lots of history and artifacts from the canal. Models of some of the kind of shops used on the canal from the beginning until now. The original steam engine that was used...More
Highly recommend this museum to learn more about Maryland and Chesapeake Bay. Not well known that this was conceived in the 1880s and there were 5 potential locations for the canal before one was chosen. Interesting details on upgrades over the years. Put this on...More
A charming little museum that documents the history of the C&D Canal and explains the economics of the canal, with a working model and the original steam engine powered water pump.
When going to DelMarVa, eat lunch in Chesapeake City and allot an 1 hour...More
We have been in Chesapeake many times but never took the time to visit this museum. Glad we finally did. Now we have a much better appreciation for the canal. It doesn't take much of your time and I would highly recommend stopping if you...More
The Army Corps of Engineers operates this museum located in a building that was at one time the pump house that supplied water to the original lock canal in the Nineteenth Century. There are two huge steam engines dating to the 1850's that turned the...More