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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Based on 374 traveler reviews
Apr 19, 2015 by: flidais53 from Bear, Delaware
We really enjoyed the entire exhibit. There was so much to see: watching boat builders at work, going into the lighthouse, exhibits on oyster fishing, exhibits on the Chesapeake Bay area and being near the water looking at all the wildlife and boats. There is a fee to enter, which was a little pricey, I thought, but worth it.
Apr 16, 2015 by: Tiffwitch69 from Amsterdam, New York
This place was really nice. The kids had a blast walking around and going in and out of all the little buildings. The place was beautiful but cold and windy. Can't wait to visit again during warmer weather.
Interesting and informative
Apr 12, 2015 by: Capsfan38 from Crofton, MD
Admission was good for two days which we liked. We stayed at the Hambleton Inn which made it so convenient. We spent a couple of hours exploring on Saturday and again on Sunday. We particularly enjoyed the Bay History and oyster house exhibits and the Hooper Strait lighthouse. The museum shop had some unique souvenirs.
Check Before You Go
Apr 08, 2015 by: Pat W from Lake Clear, New York
If you're going primarily to see the lighthouse, you might want to make sure it's going to be open. We went today and were told it is closed for painting. So bummed! And there was no discount in the price of admission. Only after the ticket sales person found out we lived 100s of miles away (and would probably not be returning) did she give us two free passes to come back when the light house is open again. We seemed to be the only visitors there this morning. A very nice volunteer in the boat shop spent a lot of time with us but we didn't see anybody else around. The steamboat building was also closed. It was a mixed feeling to have the place to ourselves. Nice to hear the music of the rigging in the wind and the waves but it would also have been nice to have some families around playing with all the exhibits.
Great place to learn
Mar 28, 2015 by: nmpd2611 from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Go to learn, make sure you visit again for the Waterman's Festival. Climb up in the lighthouse and check out the retired drawbridge from Tilghman Island.
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