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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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zap2504 wrote a review Oct 18
Middletown, PA89 contributions23 helpful votes
Learned a great deal about how the English settlers treated the Native Americans (who taught them about oysters and crabbing); the two black resorts built in the Jim Crow era; the story about the yacht Isabel (was in a different slip than advertised - near the reconstruction shed) which was donated to the museum along with large funding grants to build the museum building; how life was like on a screw-pile lighthouse remotely placed in the bay. Got an entrance fee discount by having a Blue Heron coffee cup. May also apply to other local businesses.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jhn wrote a review Oct 13
New Jersey475 contributions172 helpful votes
We initially were unsure if we were going to tour the museum, but decided we might as well and were happy that we did. The museum is unlike any other I have been to. It is mainly outdoors, which is nice during this climate of Covid. It is interesting to see people at work building boats. I enjoyed the lighthouse, where you could explore the life of the keeper, back in the day. My husband liked it so much that he went back again the next day (your passes are good for 2 days).
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Phyllishol wrote a review Oct 11
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware7 contributions
There was a lot going on at this museum. They have shipbuilding, lessons in crabbing, oyster collections, history of the bay, as well as a lighthouse. There is a lot to see, even Frederick Douglas’ sisters cabin. There was a wedding going on there during our visit as it is very picturesque.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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fwt4 wrote a review Oct 9
Ashland, Virginia89 contributions30 helpful votes
Very much enjoyed the self- guided tour of the museum. Docents were available for additional information.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Dawn H wrote a review Oct 9
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania28 contributions2 helpful votes
This museum is well done and worth a trip. It is bigger than you think but very interesting. Tickets are good for 2 days and we took advantage of both days. Would recommend for everyone.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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