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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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Address: 213 N Talbot St, Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2103
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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Great museum to learn about St. Michaels watermen

I went to see the museum a second time. No changes since 2014 but still great to check out again. I really wanted to see the old Lighthouse again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Montco Cty, PA

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Montco Cty, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went to see the museum a second time. No changes since 2014 but still great to check out again. I really wanted to see the old Lighthouse again.

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Maritime joy! I was there twice this month, once with family, once with friends. The volunteers were most enthusiastic, helpful, and friendly.

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just like the Monterey Bay Aquarium has its amazing display on the history of canning in that area, this museum does a great job explaining the oyster and crab industry. Go from building to building to see how gathering sea food from the Bay changed over time. Can you pick a crab in 12 seconds? If not, you're slow! Then... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even if you don't think you like museums - you'll like this one. It's just plain fun with lots to see and do. We especially liked talking to the men who were recreating wooden boats. They seemed to truly enjoy what they were doing. The exhibits are separated into several buildings and strolling from on place to another on a... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

St. Michaels is such a lovely town. This museum was a very informative tour and a should do if visiting here, my family and I were quit impressed. Hey we made it about 80% through before we had to drop out due to our 11 yr old. There was even a wedding ceremony on the grounds while our tour was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great lighthouse and ship building on premises. Places to sit and enjoy the day. History of sailing and ship building in the area and oysters of course. Price is $15 adult, $12 seniors, well worth it and that's for two days. Lovely gift shop and other historical homes in area. Go to top of screw pile lighthouse. A casual spend... More 

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New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Downtown in quaint St. Michaels, this museum has lots of things pertaining to the Chesapeake Bay. Shipbuilding shed,decoys, crabmeat canning and more. Good if you like historical things. We got there late in the day and paid less to get in. Nice little gift shop.

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the CBMM and it was well worth the money. Thw weather happened to be perfect while we were there and the history about the Bay was great

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Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is a piece of history in the town and always has great historic facts and plenty to do here its worth the visit

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I were lucky to meet some volunteers at the museum who enhanced our visit greatly. A shipwright explained how they were building the vessel on display and was quite interesting. At the blue crab/waterman display we enjoyed a lengthy conversation with Eric. Learned about crabs plus local history including Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman's connections to the... More 

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