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“Not your run-of-the-mill museum”

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.
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We visited the museum at the end of Jan. It was in the teens and snowing. It would have been much more enjoyable in warmer weather. We spent most of our time in the indoor exhibits and the tug boat area was my favorite. There is lots of information of this unique part of the country including the fishing industry, the love of boating, and the screwpile lighthouses that are unique to this part of the country and the south. A great place to learn about the Chesapeake Bay.

Thank JayCeeDE
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

We enjoyed our tour of the CBMM. We liked the ship wright building, lighthouse and play house. We especially liked the War of 1812 exhibit...it was very well done.

Thank Don C
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

Having grown up in New England and going to places like Plimouth Plantation, Old Sturbridge Village, and Mystic Seaport I always approach historical sights with some trepidation about will they measure up to those of my childhood. This truly did. Now January is a bit cold to be roaming around out doors especially on the water but the exhibits made it worth the while. The screw pile lighthouse was fascinating....and the view worth the dizzying climb up the spiral staircase. The decoy exhibit showed that even something functional can be beautiful. A must see place for sure.

Thank vahlvt
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Normally we shy away from museums but this place is like no other. Many, many In water old restored boats from bygone days, a Lighthouse that was rescued from the scrap mill is on the property which you can explore from top to bottom. Shipbuilding shops and exhibits of all kind. This is fun and educational experience that will be enjoyed by people of all ages.

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The CBMM is very interesting and takes quite a while to go through, and when you do you'll have had a comprehensive look at life on the Chesapeake Bay from various viewpoints. Well designed and curated, much of the staff are volunteers who take their jobs very seriously. A really nice way to spend a couple of hours, plus the CBMM has some interactive displays for adults and children alike.

Thank KiskaBoo
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