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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum St Michaels

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Navy Point St Michaels Harbor
213 N Talbot Street
St Michaels
MD
21663
Tel: 410 745 2916

Directions

On the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County. Check website for more info

Where are we going today?

The Museum's eighteen-acre waterfront campus, hosts ten exhibit buildings and vistas of the beautiful Miles River. Situated right in the heart of the St. Michaels harbor, you'll find real waterman, restaurants, specialty stores and other attractions all within walking distance to the Museum. While on campus, begin your tour in our working boat yard, where skipjack and other restoration projects take place. Next climb a real 1879 lighthouse, explore how we play on the Bay, check out the cool boats in our Small Boat Shed, pull up an eel at Waterman's Wharf, climb a skipjack in Oystering on the Bay, visit the Waterfowling and Bay History buildings while you are here. You can also enroll your kids in an after school activity or sailing class, plus a whole lot more.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum inspires an understanding of and appreciation for the rich maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal reaches, together with the artifacts, cultures and connections between this place and its people.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$13
  • Children$6
  • Free Under: 6 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

From 9am daily, 10am November through March. Seasonal close.

Teachers corner

Educator resources and options available..

I'm Hungry!

Lots of restaurants within a short walk from the Museum. Ice Cream, sandwiches, seafood, more.

Any Top Tips?

You are welcome to enjoy a picnic lunch on our campus. You can pick up sandwiches on your way into town at Graul's Market, Acme or Lighty's Market. .

Can I get one of those?

Our Museum store has great souvenirs for every age and interest. .

What people are saying?

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    Very nice little museum in a lovely area. Be careful upon admission what is included. I was wrongly informed and disappointed when I didnt get what I clearly heard WAS included.

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    Wonderful Museum covering everything to do with being on the water on the Chesapeake Bay. Impressive number of historic watercraft and great interactive exhibits. Great place for families and history buffs alike. Also a great place to just walk around after hours. A+!

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    We go by boat and tie up at the CBMM marina. The rates are great as well as the easy walk to downtown Saint Michaels. We will spend 2 or 3 days at the museum and visit different exhibits each day. Spending a night at the museum is like living in a museum, a great experience! We attempt to visit at least once per year, but there are enough experiences for a number of visits. I also enjoy the traveling exhibits that appear yearly.

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    11 acres of more boats and special 3d-day festival events are coming to the 18 acres of the Museum grounds June 18-91-20.
    I like boats! The Chesapeake Bay and its signature maritime Museum is about boats and the boating life on the Bay. I like boats, I am going. I went before in another year and this year's Festival seems to promise many first-time, new-to-the-Festival boats and yachts.
    That ARTS at Navy Point has my wife's attention also.
    Kids should call ahead to ask what is just for them. Some things fill-up early for the kids.

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