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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Based on 322 traveler reviews
Sep 15, 2014 by: Lisa F from Columbia, Maryland
There's a LOT to see inside and out here, with a variety of boats, artifacts, text, and multimedia displays. Dogs are WELCOME, which was great so we didn't have to leave ours back at our lodging!!
Great place to learn about local history!
Sep 15, 2014 by: venzyc from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The lighthouse and all of the info provided was definitely the highlight of the Museum. The "museum" is more like 13 different outdoor attractions, definitely something to do while its raining, but an umbrella is recommended.
Heart and soul of St Michaels
Sep 13, 2014 by: Cathy Y from
This museum does an excellent job of preserving the character of the history of the Chesapeake Bay - they have a screwpile lighthouse, a skipjack, bugeye and a new buyout. We have been attended several of their big events this summer (4th of July fireworks was outstanding - brought out the whole town, Waterman Appreciation Day was also fun watching the boat docking contest and eating crabs with a great cross section of Talbot County, Boat auction over Labor Day was really interesting). We are looking forward to attending more events this fall.
Could have been special
Sep 12, 2014 by: shess10 from centralNJ
Visited the maritime museum on a nice late summer day. We had the read the reviews and were curious to learn more about the light house and maritime life/area. Unfortunately there was no activity to speak of at the museum. No boats being built or stories to be shared. The lighthouse was very interesting and could have been a "10" if anyone was there to tell the stories and bring it to life. Same with the ship "building" area and other areas. The museum is poised for success with enough structures to provide a nice day. A few docents or volunteers to tell the stories could have saved the day. Maybe we caught them on an off day but we considered the entrance fee a charitable donation.
Sep 05, 2014 by: John H from Magnolia
Enjoyed the friendliness of the staff especially the boat builder in the boat house. The display concerning life on the Chesapeake was excellent.
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