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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Each time you experience the Chesapeake Bay with us, you’ll find something different. Be sure to talk to our Shipwrights and apprentices in our Shipyard for insight into their current work in progress. Additionally, CBMM offers changing exhibitions, educational programs, boat rides on the Miles River, small craft rentals, and annual festivals celebrating Chesapeake Bay culture, boats, seafood, and history. With a waterfront, park-like setting, including numerous outdoor and indoor exhibitions, a Museum Store (with an ATM machine), and a member’s marina, you’ll find us on the Miles River in the heart of the historic town of St. Michaels. With two-day general admission, we encourage you to take a harbor-side stroll over Honeymoon Bridge to enjoy unique shopping, delicious dining, and fabulous lodging experiences. And be sure to check out the local brewery, winery, and distillery, and other town-wide events.
Reviewed September 18, 2016

Even if you don't think you like museums - you'll like this one. It's just plain fun with lots to see and do. We especially liked talking to the men who were recreating wooden boats. They seemed to truly enjoy what they were doing. The exhibits are separated into several buildings and strolling from on place to another on a beautiful day was sheer pleasure. The photographs of the Trumpy boats were fabulous but this is a travelling exhibit and may not be there when you go. But do go.

Thank joey d
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

St. Michaels is such a lovely town. This museum was a very informative tour and a should do if visiting here, my family and I were quit impressed.
Hey we made it about 80% through before we had to drop out due to our 11 yr old.
There was even a wedding ceremony on the grounds while our tour was in progress.

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Reviewed September 16, 2016

Great lighthouse and ship building on premises. Places to sit and enjoy the day. History of sailing and ship building in the area and oysters of course. Price is $15 adult, $12 seniors, well worth it and that's for two days. Lovely gift shop and other historical homes in area. Go to top of screw pile lighthouse. A casual spend as much time as you want place. Lovely setting with marina right there.

1  Thank dolls111
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Downtown in quaint St. Michaels, this museum has lots of things pertaining to the Chesapeake Bay. Shipbuilding shed,decoys, crabmeat canning and more. Good if you like historical things. We got there late in the day and paid less to get in. Nice little gift shop.

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Went to the CBMM and it was well worth the money. Thw weather happened to be perfect while we were there and the history about the Bay was great

1  Thank Donald P
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