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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

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6129 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671-1227
+1 410-886-9200
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Learn About the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Industry and Preservation of the Bay

This was definitely worth the stop--does not look like much from the outside. However, the staff... read more

Reviewed January 30, 2018
sochasonia8
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Baltimore, Maryland
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

This small but growing environmental center has good local fauna displays and maritime heritage... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2018
rbudcass
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Tilghman, Maryland
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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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“kayak launch” (2 reviews)
“little gem” (2 reviews)
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6129 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671-1227
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+1 410-886-9200
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

This was definitely worth the stop--does not look like much from the outside. However, the staff is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to our schedule. Displays and demonstrations were very interesting. If you do not know much about the oyster industry and its history in the...More

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

This small but growing environmental center has good local fauna displays and maritime heritage tours that are very interesting. When coupled with a skipjack sail on the Rebecca Ruark or a visit to their oyster farm this becomes a very unique day's adventure.

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Reviewed November 18, 2017

This is a great place to learn about the ecology of the Bay. Take the kids. They will love all of the sea creatures and activities. They also have a kayak launch on Knapps Narrows. You can go up into Back Creek, an isolated little...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2017

Young volunteers are doing a great job of explaining the native marine life of the Chesapeake and the environmental issues that impact it. Nice to see young people with that level of knowledge and interest.

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Reviewed October 20, 2016

Visited during field trip of local high school students. They were helping in raising oysters for Harris Creek restoration project. Amazing education and developing appreciation for the life of the Bay. Doing it all on a shoestring budget.

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Reviewed August 8, 2016

Everyone in our family enjoyed the visit here. The staff were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot. My son loved getting to see the animals up close. It's a small center - but in a way that made for a more 'up close' experience....More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Nice quick stop for bite-size environmental education. Make sure to chat with the intern: what you see in the shed is only a fraction of their outreach. You'll get a sense for the great work so many people are doing to keep the Bay ship...More

Thank Christopher E
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PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you, Christopher for the review! I am glad you had a good time while at Phillips Wharf. We have had a lot of trouble getting Google Maps to update our pin to the correct side of the Bridge, we are still working on that....More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

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Reviewed July 24, 2016

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...More

Thank Douglas M
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PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2016

Thank you, Douglas, for your review! I am so happy to hear that you had a great time looking at and learning about the animals with Kathleen. Thank you for making us aware of the need for a welcome/entrance sign. The re-purposed oyster shucking house...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2016 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...More

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Hello, We will be holding the Tri-Tilghman this year. It will be September 17th, 8 am start. We hope to see you there!
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