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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Based on 341 traveler reviews
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.
Very informative and a lot to see
Oct 22, 2014 by: TomWall60 from Rockville, Maryland
Go on a nice day. Best on a weekday and not in prime tourist season of summer. There are many indoor and out door exhibits. Take your time to read about what you are seeing. There are floating display boats and quite a few well preserved boats from the history of the Bay. If you know only a little about the history of oyster harvesting and the types of historic Bay boats, you will find a wealth of information. Great for families where the children are curious and willing to spend a few hours exploring,
Excellent Look at Bay Life
Oct 22, 2014 by: laser20814 from Bethesda, Maryland
Really well done museum centered on the lives lived on and around the Cheaspeake Bay. There are wonderful restored boats and marine equipment that tell the story of Bay mariners. There are also displays in the museum about the industries that grew up around those marine workers. Worth a stop, you can spend as much time as you want there.
Instructive and Interesting
Oct 20, 2014 by: JanGG43 from Kilmarnock, Virginia
We took our son and two grandsons (15 and 11) through this museum and all remained very interested in most facets of this great facility for better than an hour and a half. The waterfront layout and the many exhibits all contributed to our better understanding of the Chesapeake, both history and present day. Interesting displays explain the ecosystem, the recreation and the industry of the Bay. While there are a number of steps to some areas, the lighthouse included, it appeals to virtually all ages.
Oct 18, 2014 by: Carol P from Chesapeake City, Maryland
We learned SO much here! The staff and volunteers are friendly and eager to share their knowledge. The buildings and exhibits are top-notch. Don't miss a thing - allow a good two hours or so.
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