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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Worthwhile Adventure

We were immediately impressed by the friendly, welcoming staff. The displays were interesting. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
James T
Great maritime museum

Perhaps the highlight of our Eastern Shore trip. The museum is spread over several buildings that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Each time you experience the Chesapeake Bay with us, you’ll find something different. Be sure to talk to our Shipwrights and apprentices in our Shipyard for insight into their current work in progress. Additionally, CBMM offers changing exhibitions...more
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213 N Talbot St, Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2103
+1 410-745-2916
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were immediately impressed by the friendly, welcoming staff. The displays were interesting. We had a great meal at the Crab Claw and a short cruise on the Winnie Estelle with breathtaking views and great stories from the crew. We spent five hours there and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perhaps the highlight of our Eastern Shore trip. The museum is spread over several buildings that focus on wooden boat building methods, lighthouse life, oyster industry, pleasure boating history, eco system and more. Left smarter than I arrived, and had fun too.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've lived in Maryland for decades and never knew that this museum was here. I thought it was really great; interesting for adults and fun for kids. It reminded me of Willliamsburg, but a little smaller and based on the town's relationship to the water.

Thank Philip N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we'd spend a little bit of time at the museum before boarding the Patriot Cruise. We ended up loving it so much, we came back after the cruise so we could be sure to see all the exhibits. Our kids absolutely loved it!...More

Thank 4realfoodies
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful history of the life of a waterman and boating on the Chesapeake Bay. It is good for adults and for children. There is even a lighthouse that you can explore in. There is a wonderful museum store for fabulous gifts.

Thank R-Ann
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tie the boat up and enjoy that privilege because we are mariner members. Love to interact with the volunteers working on projects. Great gift shop and fun exhibits.

Thank April45
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot go to St. Michaels without making a stop to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum! The day before, we did a cruise on the Selina II and our crew recommended we take a tour of the Maritime Museum. You pay an entrance fee which...More

Thank justintime428
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here last weekend. The museum offered much insight to the waterman's way of life on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Cozy restaurants located near by and a great place to just walk the streets. Old time community that is a blast from...More

Thank Mako13Man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Maritime Museum has many interesting things about life on the Eastern Shore. Make sure you visit.

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This maritime museum has several buildings on beautiful grounds overlooking the harbor. The marine history from the days of the Native Americans to modern times, from log boats to steamers is very interesting. There are docents available for questions and boat tours and we learned...More

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charlie s
April 15, 2015|
Response from MaineLovingGirl |
Thank you for reaching out to us on TripAdvisor. General Museum admission is good for two days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62+) and students with ID, and $6 for children 6-17. Museum members and children under... More