We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tilghman Island

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Tilghman Island Road, St. Michaels, MD
Phone Number:
+1 410-886-2500
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Historic and picturesque island in Chesapeake Bay.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 222 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 79
  • 63
    Very good
  • 53
  • 19
  • 7
Pastoral and Peaceful

Tilghman Island is a great destination to drive to and explore if you want to get away from the more touristy St. Michaels. We had an opportunity to take a drive here after our... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Northern Virginia, Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 221: English reviews
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

During a trip to St Michael's we decided to take a drive out to Tilghman Island. We had heard of it but had never been there. In summary, the drive to the end of the island is quite scenic but there isn't a lot to do there. If you are looking for a side trip from St Michael's for lunch,... More 

1 Thank DomerMike
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

The island time forgot. The Tilghman Inn is out of business and looks like a great spot to shoot a horror movie ... Great views of the bay . . . But otherwise, don't bother.

6 Thank Robert M
Captain Ron C, Manager at Tilghman Island, responded to this review

So let me get this straight, you write a bad review for the entire island just because there is one business on the island that doesn't meet your expectations. You didn't bother to mention that there are plenty of other very successful businesses here that do a super job of hosting tourists. The fact that our little island has been... More 

Northern Virginia, Virginia
Level Contributor
458 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Tilghman Island is a great destination to drive to and explore if you want to get away from the more touristy St. Michaels. We had an opportunity to take a drive here after our sail on Lady Patty and we found it peaceful and pastoral. Having stayed at a B and B on the island about 10 years ago, we... More 

1 Thank M H
Collingswood, New Jersey
Level Contributor
66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Cross the Knapps Narrow drawbridge from the mainland, and you are in a place apart. Tilghman Island, a large flat island in the Chesapeake invites exploration by car or bike. Your exploration can include birding, watching osprey, eagles and peregrine soar, driving or biking quiet streets and roads, exploring the excellent and diverse stock of its bookshop, eating great meals... More 

2 Thank Douglas M
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016

After a great visit to St Michael's we drove over to Tilghman Island and we're so glad we did. We found a charming place to have some lunch and an beautiful Inn which we plan on staying at in the future.

3 Thank pinkfloydcat608
Planet Earth
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2016

We were at the Inn at Perry Cabin and decided to head over to Tilghman Island for some seafood at the recommendation of some people at the Inn. This little island is the home of many of the Bay's fisherman, It is rustic but beautiful in it's own way. You can see that it is populated by these folks as... More 

2 Thank McPenguin5
River Vale, New Jersey
Level Contributor
61 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Tilghman Island (becomes an island when you get to the Knapp's Narrows Bridge) is about 12 miles beyond St. Michael's, MD, on Rt. 33, then you should slow down, and begin to keep your eyes open for signs that will lead you to Inns, B&B's, quaint places to explore. You'll find boating, fishing, sailing, wonderful restaurants, fabulous vistas and water... More 

1 Thank dalcer1
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Level Contributor
422 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Tilghman Island is still a working "watermen" Island with work boats, a Skipjack available for bay sailing, nice restaurants, an amazing bookstore (open only on the weekends in a old bank building) and abundant wildlife... It is also home to the busiest draw bridge in the Country with 40,000 openings each year... Visit, slow down, eat and enjoy...

1 Thank DocHarrisHHI
Level Contributor
167 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016

Took a drive from St Michaels. Very pleasant bay coastline, with easy stop-offs. Beautiful views of bay. Not anything really to do, but enjoyable for sightseeing and relaxation.

Thank Joe O
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2016

We were curious to make the drive. It looks like a very quaint old town. We did not stop but would probably go back given more time.

Thank efrost_317996

Travelers who viewed Tilghman Island also viewed

St. Michaels, Talbot County
St. Michaels, Talbot County

Been to Tilghman Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tilghman Island and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Poughquag, New York
8 months ago
Bethesda, Maryland
Valley Cottage, New York
1 day ago
Weesp, The Netherlands
11 months ago
Denton, Maryland

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Tilghman Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?