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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: 14107452916
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Experience how people live, work and play on the Chesapeake Bay - cruise on...

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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We stayed in St.Michaels only one night but made sure to make this our first stop. It did not disappointment. Pleasantly Surprised when we were told that the price of admission... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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West Deptford
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in St.Michaels only one night but made sure to make this our first stop. It did not disappointment. Pleasantly Surprised when we were told that the price of admission included 2 days. So much too see and read. Many hands on exhitibs. Really hot day so the air conditioned buildings were a blessing.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is bigger then it appears. Multiple ship buildings, and multiple attractions looking at fishing, crabbing, oystering, and general history of the bay. You can watch wooden boats being restored or being built from scratch.

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Thank William L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has multiple buildings inside & outside. You will learn about boat-building and use, both commercial & recreational. We drove about an hour from Annapolis on our vacation to get there and consider the time to have been well invested. Unfortunately, the weather was so hot (95F) that we just couldn't stay longer.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was well worth going. Learned alot about how ships built,crabbing indurstry among the most interesting. Enjoyed going in the light house and learning what life was like for those who manned it.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My parents live in St. Mike's, so we are often out there for the weekend. My 4-year old daughter absolutely loves the museum. In particular, she adores the big lighthouse and frequently reminds us that the first lighthouse keeper was named John C. Cornwall. She really enjoys going up to the top of the lighthouse and ringing the bell. She... More 

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Thank Pufferino
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is unique. It's an indoor/outdoor experience that chronicles the history of the Chesapeake Bay seafood and maritime industry and those who chose this life over the centuries. Unfortunately, the Bay's pollution and overfishing have ended this choice. But this museum brings back to life many of the people and places that existed here over the centuries. And also... More 

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Thank Margaret S
Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will experience life as it used to be on the Chesapeake. From the infamous battle to life as a waterman, the Maritime Museum offers a plethora of education of how life on the bay was and still is in part, it's own culture. Self guiding tours. Takes about 2 hours to complete total campus.

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is well deserved number one attraction in St. Michaels. It is easily the focus for the day; allow four hours. And go to every venue in this sprawling acreage. We loved it here.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Super look into the maritime industry as pertains to the Chesapeake Bay. The boat displays are fantastic with descriptions and histories written is plain language. No matter your age, the hands on experiences are both fun and educational. This is a visit that can be done over and over and is especially fun for youngsters. Staff is friendly and courteous... More 

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Millsboro, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I have visited the museum before and find it's exhibits of living and working on the Chesapeake Bay fascinating. This trip we decided to include three of our grandchildren, ages 13, 9 and 7. Museums are not high on their fun list so we knew this had the potential to be a short visit. Were we surprised.... More 

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