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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Oyster Fest
Oct 28, 2014 by: Godfreys2 from Milford, Delaware
Visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD last weekend for their Annual Oyster Fest. What a fabulous time we had. Oysters served in various forms, the weather couldn't have been better, the Hoopers Straight Lighthouse is always fun to visit, took a ride on an old fashion Oyster Tonging Boat to see how oyster catching was done in years gone by, wonderful exhibits, music on the lawn and just a fabulous day on the Miles River. We have a membership to the Maritime Museum so that we can visit often as they always have programs or festivals throughout the year.
Take 2 days...
Oct 28, 2014 by: Elzregina from Delaware
It would have been better if we had broken this up over 2 days with a couple of hours each day. The ticket is good for 2 days. A lot to see, but a little disappointed no one was building boats. Loved the hands on aspects of many of the exhibits.
Oct 26, 2014 by: Sights2 from
When you hear the word museum you think building with things to see inside. This is so much more! There are 14 separate buildings with a different exhibits inside. We saw a working boatyard and lighthouse. A building with information on how the bay has changed over the last 100 years. Separate buildings dedicated to oysters, canning crabs, bird hunting and more. We normally breeze thru a small town museum in a half hour to forty five minutes. This one held our attention for two hours! I also have to mention we went early on a beautiful day and had the place to ourselves to enjoy the exhibits and the beautiful views of the bay.
Worth a visit while in St Michaels.
Oct 26, 2014 by: ebbtide123 from Washington DC, District of Columbia
It is conveniently located on the waterfront, a few steps from the main road. A nice interpretative and interactive indoor/ outdoor museum. They have lots activities and exhibits so it is best to check their website if there is anything that interests you. We missed the Oysterfest so we will possibly next year's schedule in advance.
July 4th celebration
Oct 24, 2014 by: Rachel G from Silver Spring, Maryland
We are members of the museum and it is a wonderful museum- they have great special weekends. The July 4th celebration should not be missed...fireworks, great orchestra and dancing before and after the fireworks- a really great time for everyone.
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