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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

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Adorable baby horseshoe crabs

It doesn't look like much - its basically a bunch of fish tanks in a trailer - but we really... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
At 67 and 72, this spot made us feel like kids in awe!

The staff were truly excited about everything they had in this small environmental center at the... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Dyanne D
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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...more
6129 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671-1227
+1 410-886-9200
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

It doesn't look like much - its basically a bunch of fish tanks in a trailer - but we really enjoyed the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center and went twice during our four day trip! The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. There was a surprising...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

The staff were truly excited about everything they had in this small environmental center at the base of the busiest drawbridge in the United States. We watched turtles and fish with shocking dragon-like faces and fins, saw horseshoe crab hatchlings which are minuscule and transparent...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dyanne D
Reviewed August 4, 2018

We had planned a bus trip to St. Michaels and this was part of the trip, but we weren't expecting to get such in-depth and well informed information on oysters and crabs! Kelly is very knowledgeable and answered our many questions. Loved it!! We also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Toody11
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Kelly Cox has worked toward the dream of bringing the center to life for a very long time and what you see is only the beginning. Tilghman Island is a place apart, and to understand the legacy of the waterman and the importance of preserving...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank MsPastryChef
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We got to see baby oysters growing and learn about their life cycle. They also had turtles and horseshoe crabs. Our guide was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kclightman
Reviewed June 23, 2018

If you enjoy learning, stop by. It was enlightening and educational. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but stop in and be amazed.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Adele B
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank sochasonia8
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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank rbudcass
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Leslie S
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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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March 23, 2016|
Response from PWEC | Property representative |
Hello, We will be holding the Tri-Tilghman this year. It will be September 17th, 8 am start. We hope to see you there!