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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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A Step Back in Time
Mar 03, 2015 by: ontheroadagain928 from Palos Hills, Illinois
This is a self-guided tour covering the life and activities of the Watermen and their families. Visit at your own pace. View boats in their fleet from years gone by. Watch them work on restoration of vessels. Learn about the role this area played in the Civil War. Walking distance from the main street of St. Michael's. There is dining and a boat ride on the bay within walking distance as well.
Wonderful two hours
Mar 03, 2015 by: MAMACITA2013 from Baltimore, Maryland
Because of incredible cabin fever, a friend and I journeyed out of the Baltimore area and traveled to St. Michael's on a cold, blustery day the last day of February. She wanted to check out the shops and I wanted to go to The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. I had never been in spite of living in Maryland for over 30 years. I was so pleased. Even though all of the buildings were not open, I found plenty to educate and amuse myself for 2 hours. How often do you get to roam through a decommissioned lighthouse to check out the light keepers log, view his living quarters and walk up to the top where the lamp shone out on the Bay? Watch a female instructor tutor her pupils on how to build a traditional wooden boat the old way? See a huge building filled with the wooden working boats used on the Chesapeake in previous times to gather oysters, crabs and fish in the various ways, by tonging, nets, traps? Have an idea what it would be like to be a crab picker or oyster packer through a replica of their work environment? And let your children scramble through one of the last working skip jacks while watching a movie of the crew bringing in dredges filled with oysters? .
A must visit when in St. Michaels
Feb 21, 2015 by: DrBrianWaller from Washington DC, District of Columbia
This is the most awesome place to visit. Learn the history of the Chesapeake Bay and how the old timers derived a living from the natural resources offered by the Bay.
Impressive museum for civil war buffs.
Feb 09, 2015 by: Debbie B from McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Wonderful museum. Wish I had more time to spend but ill be back. Highly recommend this to anyone who is interested in the civil war history.
A PLACE YOU SHOULD NOT MISS !
Jan 22, 2015 by: John C from West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
This is a place to go with your entire family --offers a wealth of information on life and activities of the Watermen and their families . You can wander about the 18 acres of buildings and go into the lighthouse -see all sorts of boats in their fleet (an amazing collection of different types sea going vessels ) You did not have to grow up on the water or have boats (I did ) to completely enjoy yourself . A worthwhile trip (plan on spending most of your day taking in the exhibits of models -guns -fishing items -crabbing-clamming oystering-boat shops just to name a few --- one thing the grounds are spotless -good parking and you also have the town of ST MICHAEL'S which caters to all one's needs The staff are great people and they have a gift shop with all sorts of items . And of course The CMO (chief mousing officer ) EDNA the salty cat go and have fun you will enjoy your visit
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