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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Based on 326 traveler reviews
Interesting for someone interested in the history of "watermen"
Sep 29, 2014 by: OldDukeDoc from Jacksonville, Florida
The exhibits are very educational for someone with an interest in life on the bay. Thus the boatbuilding, crabbing, oystering displays fascinated me and bored my wife. There's little to appeal to children, either.
Best Maritime Museum we have visited
Sep 28, 2014 by: Nancy F from
In our travels around the country, we have visited numerous Maritime Museum through the years. This museum was right on top. We didn't get to see all of it, but the displays, the artifacts, the films, etc. brought the history to life. Great experience.
Great way to understand the area
Sep 24, 2014 by: cruiserone from Columbus, New Jersey
The shipbuilding area is amazing. Watching boats actually being made was educating. Go to the top of the lighthouse. They actually have a public boatbuilding progam where you can commission a boat.
Sep 24, 2014 by: cslu1 from manatee
We were excited to visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum because it is supposed to be one of the premier maritime museums in the country. But, we found it to be average. Our guide on the boat trip spent all the time talking to another couple and never told us about the boat or what we were seeing. We didn't see another guide or volunteer as we walked through the museum grounds. The woman who sold us our tickets was very helpful and friendly though. We would recommend visiting the museum, but be prepared to do your own interpretation. We didn't stay as long as we planned to stay.
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!!
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