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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Based on 290 traveler reviews
Interesting and friendly
Jul 27, 2014 by: uwman from Laurel, Maryland
A very interesting place, probably the most interesting thing in St. Michaels, unless you're seriously into shopping. Lots of different exhibits, including lots of old boats. The shipwright's hall was fabulous, with real work going on, in one case to build from scratch a historic type small boat, and in another to restore/repair an original skipjack. The folks doing the work were happy to answer questions and interact. There was a very interesting exhibit about the crabbing industry, including the crab pickers, and their complicated experiences in terms of segregation (the pickers were not all African-American). Very nice "life in the Bay" exhibit on a pier, which later in season would probably be interesting (when we were their, it was cold, raining and windy, and there was nothing going on with crabs or eels, etc.). Not cheap to get in, but your ticket is good for two days, so you can see a little, and come back the next day.
Great Staff and experience
Jul 26, 2014 by: Matthew F from St. Michaels, Maryland
Great place to go visit to learn a lot about the history of the town and the Chesapeake bay. You will also learn a lot about local waterman.
Jul 25, 2014 by: Midge H from Brandy Station, Virginia
Interesting things about the area, water, and history of Saint Michaels and the surrounding area. How tiny the rooms in the houses were. Guess folks were smaller back then.
Jul 24, 2014 by: trvladdict from Washington DC, District of Columbia
I enjoyed the afternoon I spent at this museum. The exhibits were interested and covered a wide variety of themes. I liked the short boat tour you could take for an additional $10.
Family day spent learning about the Bay!
Jul 23, 2014 by: Adragonflyhsm from
Took a 3 hour trip to get to St. Michaels for a birthday adventure. The weather was beautiful. The museum was not crowded. Parking at one of the municipal parking lots. Hands on exploration was great for all ages. BRING YOUR CAMERA great views of the water! We had our young daughter and two older young adults. We loved exploring the lighthouse. Staff was fabulous very friendly! Thank you for your support of the armed forces!! The museum was close enough to other points of interest on St. Michael's that you could reach by walking. Gift shop had bottled drinks for purchase and great little gifts.
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