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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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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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Fascinating museum

We spend part of two days touring the Maritime Museum. On the first day we had a volunteer tour guide. He was helpful to some extent, but we really could have gotten the same... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spend part of two days touring the Maritime Museum. On the first day we had a volunteer tour guide. He was helpful to some extent, but we really could have gotten the same information from reading the information at the exhibits. We returned the second day to see what we had missed. It's great that our admission was good... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Its a wrap after you visit this museum. You will have a good understanding of life and history for the inhabitants of the Chesapeake Bay are for centuries. Exhibits are well done and there is something for everyone. Stay an hour or four and be sure to take the guided free tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff - so nice! (Gift shop ladies... Eh... One was happy. Lol). Every piece of exhibit is very well taken care of. When talking or listening to staff, they really love being here , the history and doing with at they do. This was so worth our 30 minute dive from Kent narrows. Do not miss this when visiting.... More 

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reading. PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum complex is well worth the admission price. My husband and I spent several hours here on our recent visit. Lots of exhibits including a lighthouse. The history of the bay and its industries is detailed and informative. Great learning experience for all ages.

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Zionsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went sailing on a Skipjack based there and had a wonderful time. We've done it before and we'll do it again. It's a terrific experience and very educational. The Capt. is very knowledgable on the Miles River and Bay. The price of the ticket includes the Museum. What fun, the Lighthouse, Boathouse, artifacts all terrific. HISTORY !!! A great retail... More 

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Rockaway, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Maritme Museum in St. Michaels is well done and a very interactive experience. The luighthouse is a center of the attractions, but there are many buildings and exhibits to explore. We spent time at the museum, then took a boat tour, and later returned to the museum. It requires a fair amount of walking between exhibits and buildings. Highly... More 

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St. Michaels, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have taken youth groups from elementary school to high school. Most recently, took 17 college student summer interns who loved the exhibits. Jen, who manages the boat yard, showed them the work-in-progress of a drake tail replica based on the lines of the beautiful "Martha" drake-tail in their classic Bay vessel collection. She showed how they make their own iron... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Use comfortable shoes, you'll need it! The museum sprawls a very wide area. The people doing tours are very knowledgeable. We took a tour on the river on the Patriot and were not disappointed. Not only did we learn a lot of history, but the ship was very comfortable and spacious. Very relaxing time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like maritime museums you will probably like this one. good number of boats to see. Lighthouse was interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While boat buffs will be in heaven, there is a lot to enjoy here even if you are not: a massive prism in the lighthouse (who knew?), rustic interior in same, gorgeous view, decoys in the wildfowl house, a history of oyster fishing, the opportunity for kids to pull up a crab pot or try to grab oysters with giant... More 

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