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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Well worth the visit

Several exhibits about the boats and history of the Chesapeake Bay. They have an active boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth the visit

This is more than a museum. It is living history and it tells the story of this busy seaside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John V
Maidstone, Uk
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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...more
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213 N Talbot St, Navy Point, St. Michaels, MD 21663-2103
+1 410-745-2916
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 July 2005

This is a must if you visit St Michaels. It can take you several hours if you go to all 9 buildings. Some are indoors (AC) some are out doors. We found the help very helpful. Learned about a hundred year old boat they are...More

9  Thank mentaldiet
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 July 2007

Don't get me wrong, this was not a terrible visit for us, but maybe not what we really care for in a museum. It was very well kept and had great exhibits, but overall we were kind of bored. There is a lot of outdoor...More

2  Thank D Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Several exhibits about the boats and history of the Chesapeake Bay. They have an active boat building & restoring area. You can view boats undergoing restoration and see the efforts involved. The museum also provides a nice walking trail.

Thank Gander-and-Yankee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more than a museum. It is living history and it tells the story of this busy seaside community and its inseparable partnership with the sea and boats. We just loved the boat building that still goes on, keeping traditional skills alive. At the...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great 'walking' museum with all sorts of exhibits. The lighthouse was our favorite attraction. There is also a working ship builder's demonstration, a boat exhibit with various boats on display, and various other exhibits. There is a lot of walking involved so...More

1  Thank njduckman
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic museum which spans the history of the Chesapeake Bay. All sorts of ship building related information plus a working ship builder's area. Lighthouse and bell history, water fowling and decoy building, model ship building, historical information about recreational boating and other...More

Thank margarethV476OA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great opportunity for all ages to learn about the many dimensions of maritime activities on the Chesapeake Bay. High points include active shipbuilding projects, platform lighthouse, oystering, crabbing, recreational boating, water fowling and Chesapeake Bay history. Nice gift shop to suit various interests.

Thank ehg2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum consists of some 12 buildings including an area for ship building, the lighthouse and oystering. Well worth a visit on the waterfront.

Thank Cmtrott2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can't but help admiring all the mainly voluntary work which has obviously been poured into this exhibit over many years. But, in this day and age, static signboards with only text and an occasional photo or two does not cut the mustard. Nowadays most...More

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CBMM_Editor, Public Relations Manager at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recent visit to CBMM and especially for taking the time to write your review. We agree that many of our permanent exhibits need refreshing, and CBMM is currently undergoing major fundraising for a Master Plan that addresses this need through new...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy visiting and the weather cooperated. We enjoyed the walk and the views. The parking was easy and the area well kept.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the museum to attend the Maryland Premiere of "AN ISLAND OUT OF TIME" on Saturday, October 13th. The film was an excellent depiction of life on Smith Island and it was so nice to meet the couple the film is about - Mary...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent interactive displays. Fun for all ages. The lighthouse was so fun. You are encouraged to open drawers and cupboards to see what's inside. A fun learning experience.

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charlie s
16 April 2015|
Response from MaineLovingGirl |
Thank you for reaching out to us on TripAdvisor. General Museum admission is good for two days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (62+) and students with ID, and $6 for children 6-17. Museum members and children under... More