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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Based on 285 traveler reviews
Great place to visit!!
Jul 22, 2014 by: E-Coast-Travel-Gal from Greenville, North Carolina
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) was a wonderful place to spend time in St. Michaels. We bought a ticket and took advantage of the free second day entry to split our visit over two separate mornings. They have fantastic exhibits on the history of the Chesapeake bay including the work and traditions of the Bay watermen and pleasure boating and sailing on the bay. We really enjoyed our cruise out on the river on the WINNIE ESTELLE - we had a wonderful guide who was knowledgeable about both the history and folklore of the river and area, and it was a great way to get out on the water and see more of the beautiful area. The working shipyard was great, and it was great to be able to see and talk to the working shipwrights and to see the recently restored skipjack ROSIE PARKS. The campus is beautiful (and pet friendly) and there are great activities for kids as well. Its a must-see in St. Michaels!
Historical info about Chesapeake Bay
Jul 22, 2014 by: Michelle S from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
This is a good stop to understand more about the history of the Bay and the economical value that it provided for its early settlers. There are plenty of buildings to browse through at your own pace. A good place to explore while visiting St. Micheals.
A wealth of information
Jul 21, 2014 by: Caroline C from Hammonton, New Jersey
Being able to self-navigate the museum, afforded us the opportunity to move around freely and pick and choose what we wanted to see at our own pace. There is a wealth of historical information to learn and the beautiful grounds make it a casual and informative experience.
go at your own pace
Jul 20, 2014 by: Ternick from Malvern, PA
It was a good look at the past and how life was on the bay back in the day. Don't miss the lighthouse. Look inside the cupboards, in the cooking pots, etc.
Good, but not great
Jul 19, 2014 by: k2j2neis from philadelphia
One caveat...I was with 2 teen boys (who are more or less non-plussed about everything) and a hubby with a short attention span. It's nice that the museum is mix of the indoor and outdoor. Also great that you can return the next day for free. I think younger kids would enjoy this more and would be especially captivated by the boats, machines and outdoor exhibits.
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