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“Everything you need to know”

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience how people live, work and play on the Chesapeake Bay - cruise on the Miles River,get your hands wet exploring a waterman's shanty, let our boat builders show you their magic, or climb to the top of an 1879 lighthouse. Come do the Bay, your way.
Pine Bush, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Everything you need to know”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

What ever you need to know about the oyster and blue crab industry in the bay can be learned here. The highlight was seeing the restoration project of the Rosie Parks. We look forward to going back when it's launched.

Visited October 2012
Thank Floyd2Carolina
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ny, ny
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67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“very interesting and beautiful displays”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

realistic displays of the oysterman and lighthouses.the skipjack that we sailed on with capt. Krentz was outstanding!

Visited October 2012
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Oakton, Virginia, USA
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An All Day Pleasure”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

The indoor and outdoor exhibits were all impressive, informative and enjoyable. We spent from 10 am to 4 pm on the museum grounds, with a lunch break at the Crab Claw. Learned so much about the Bay and its boats, history, inhabitants, workers, wildlife while enjoying ourselves too. The must-do visit while in St. Michaels. If you bring small children, pace yourselves. There is plenty of time and room to take snack breaks, etc.

Visited October 2012
Thank Barbara353
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Very similar to Mystic Seaport in concept, though smaller and less elaborate. The $10 entry fee is absurdly low. If you love
history, boats, craftsmanship, this place is great! Boat restorations large and small are under way, some of it employing
Traditional methods and tools. There is a lighthouse to tour, but my favorite exhibits were the small yachts (sail and power)
and the ship models. The models are apparently built by members of a local club, whose workshop can be viewed through
a large window. The yacht exhibit includes a small cabin cruiser from 1951 that you can walk through, various other boats,
old outboard engines, fishing gear, and some wonderful photos of boating from the nineteenth century to the ninteen sixties. You can do this place for a couple of hours or spend the day. There is also a tourist boat to go out on the bay, but
we didn't have time for that.

Thank Catherine P
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Madison, MD
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice little diversion...”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Spent a few hours here with the children. Several little exhibits to see, It was a nice afternoon diversion, but definitely geared toward the "waterman" lifestyle.

Visited May 2012
Thank JennyMadison_MD
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