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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Based on 354 traveler reviews
Pet friendly grounds
Dec 20, 2014 by: courcierwilkins from Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
The museum is a St. Michael's sleeper. First of all, it's on the harbor and encompasses several acres. The displays, located in modern buildings, historic structures and working boats throughout the property are both interesting and varied. Dogs on leash are welcome! This was our second visit. We devoted several hours each time, and still feel we could return and discover more.
Dec 10, 2014 by: Brandi F from
My boyfriend and I happened to stroll upon the museum during a walk around the town. I liked how the museume was spread out and we got to be outside enjoying the weather. Nothing overally exciting about the museum, really liked the lighthouse!
Excellent campus - lots to do
Dec 03, 2014 by: Crisit from Baltimore, Maryland
Go during a festival,such as oyster fest and there's lots going on. Homemade items: jewelry, artists,carvers etc - music, food Go anytime and see exhibits, demonstrations, take a boat ride. Great place- lots to do!
Great maritime museum
Nov 30, 2014 by: Matt G from Chicago, Illinois
This museum is a gem of the eastern shore. I visit my inlaws in St. Michael's annually, and we never miss a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. My seven and five year old love the dozens of old boats they can get up close to. The lighthouse is always a highlight of the visit; an overnight 'sleepover' in the lighthouse is definitely in our future.
A Mid-Atlantic Treasure
Nov 13, 2014 by: JCG45 from Williamsburg, Virginia
This museum is not a typical one-building stand and read the history! It is a full-day immersion into the watermen of the area, their boats, their work and their lives. We spent the better part of two days exploring the 18 acres which held 14 different sites to visit. I thought I would never get my husband out of the working boatyard where we talked to shipwrights as they restored and built wooden boats. The 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse is a screw pile which allows visitors to experience the life of a lighthouse keeper. Each exhibit was interactive and educational. After two visits, we ended in the gift shop which was well-stocked with unusual items. It was hard to leave!
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