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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Based on 353 traveler reviews
Dec 10, 2014 by: Brandi F from
My boyfriend and I happened to stroll upon the museum during a walk around the town. I liked how the museume was spread out and we got to be outside enjoying the weather. Nothing overally exciting about the museum, really liked the lighthouse!
Excellent campus - lots to do
Dec 03, 2014 by: Crisit from Baltimore, Maryland
Go during a festival,such as oyster fest and there's lots going on. Homemade items: jewelry, artists,carvers etc - music, food Go anytime and see exhibits, demonstrations, take a boat ride. Great place- lots to do!
Great maritime museum
Nov 30, 2014 by: Matt G from Chicago, Illinois
This museum is a gem of the eastern shore. I visit my inlaws in St. Michael's annually, and we never miss a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. My seven and five year old love the dozens of old boats they can get up close to. The lighthouse is always a highlight of the visit; an overnight 'sleepover' in the lighthouse is definitely in our future.
A Mid-Atlantic Treasure
Nov 13, 2014 by: JCG45 from Williamsburg, Virginia
This museum is not a typical one-building stand and read the history! It is a full-day immersion into the watermen of the area, their boats, their work and their lives. We spent the better part of two days exploring the 18 acres which held 14 different sites to visit. I thought I would never get my husband out of the working boatyard where we talked to shipwrights as they restored and built wooden boats. The 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse is a screw pile which allows visitors to experience the life of a lighthouse keeper. Each exhibit was interactive and educational. After two visits, we ended in the gift shop which was well-stocked with unusual items. It was hard to leave!
We keep coming back
Nov 11, 2014 by: RobinHoo from Arlington, Virginia
We are members of the Museum and return at least once a month. There is always something new and fascinating, and every time we find something we somehow missed before. Our niece and nephew loved the ride on the buy-boat and spotting creatures in the Miles River. Our 90-year-old father loved the exhibit on racing log canoes, and seeing old boats that are "as old as he is." Indoors and out, there are exhibits for all ages and every interest relating to life and culture at the Bay.
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