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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

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Address: 6129 Tilghman Island Road, Tilghman, MD 21671
Phone Number: +1 410-886-9200

Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf...

Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. We offer hands on educational experiences for all ages. See and touch the animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how you can do your part to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.

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A chance to handle & learn about the local fauna. Spent a half hour talking with the knowledgable intern.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A chance to handle & learn about the local fauna. Spent a half hour talking with the knowledgable intern.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When we were looking for things to do on Tilghman, one that intrigued us was the environmental center. An unpreposssing building located below the Knapps Narrows Bridge, it is not very obvious how to get in. We walked in down a hall, and when we helloed Kathleen, a summer intern from Nova University in Florida greeted us and showed us... More 

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Woodbine, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Tilghman's Island for the day, to visit the environmental center. We were greeted by friendly, enthusiastic staff, who gave our family of five a tour. They answered my son's many questions, and were very informative. We saw juvenile and newly hatched horseshoe crabs, seahorses (adults and newly born ), spade fish, and small fish in oyster shells.... More 

Thank Love2Travel296
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I have always loved Phillips Wharf since its inception in a tiny crab shed on a local home owner's property and have watched it grow and grow!! The new education center that is under construction along with the new kayak launch and the refurbished waterfront is huge progress! There is also a fantastic garden at the front of the property... More 

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PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued support of Phillips Wharf! We hope to see you this summer! More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Tilghman Island isn't exactly a tourist mecca, but the PW environmental center is making an effort to educate everyone about life in the Chesapeake Bay area. Most folks come to the Island to stay awhile and relax . Learn about life on the Bay here.

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Collegeville, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The building needs some TLC but for what it is, it is helping the environmental. Stopped in to see the turtles, sea horses, eels, crabs and other water critters. You should too and support them if you can. Knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Thank Orions777
Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

While just a little place, children and adults can learn about horseshoe crabs, terrapins, painted turtles. blue crabs, eels, and my favorite, seahorses. Knowledgeable staff will explain how these bay creatures live in or near the water, and most can also be touched. We brought my kids, nieces, and nephew to Phillips Wharf. They range in age from 4 to... More 

Thank Lissa S
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited here with Kelly and Jerry Cox, who were step on guides for a coach tour with Country Traveler Discoveries. Kelly took us to many interesting places. She was the director for this center. It is not large, but is very interesting. She and Jerry gave us talks about things such as the horseshoe crab, and setting traps for... More 

Thank R Dale S
PWEC, General Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We hope you are able to come back sometime this summer or for one of our annual events. More 

Tilghman, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was designed to teach visitors about the Chesapeake Bay animals and how we can care for them and the Bay. Very cool. There are turtles, oysters, various fish, crabs, and eel in aquariums and it is right next door to a seafood cleaning business. The Center is in the process of expanding and redesigning the Center to reach more... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took part in their "Pound it" program, all about the Chesapeake Bay pound net fishery; oyster dissection; and striped bass dissection. The staff was energetic and knowledgeable, and a pleasure to work with. This growing facility has a variety of local species on display, including horseshoe crabs (all sizes), turtles, blue crabs, and fishes. It's this kind of grass-roots... More 

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