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Address: 6129 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671-1227
Phone Number: +1 410-886-9200
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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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up close view of the Bay's critters

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
dcbuckeye
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Frederick, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 shape. I'd give it a rating of 5 if they would get a volunteer or... More 

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

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. Thank you for making us aware of the welcome sign. We will work on that... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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 can give a little bit of an industrial vibe; we will work on a welcome... More 

Woodbine, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars 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 crabs, seahorses (adults and newly born ), spade fish, and small fish in oyster shells.... More 

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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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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.

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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 

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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 

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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 

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