Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Explore the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, working shipyard, meet traditional craftsmen, enjoy hands-on activities and discover exhibitions detailing the Bay's role throughout history. On Maryland's Frederick Douglass Driving Tour
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May-Oct: 9am-5pm
Nov-Apr: 10am–4pm
closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.


213 N. Talbot St
St. Michaels MD 21663
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  • ADA Accessible
  • Admission/Tickets Required
  • Educational Resources Available
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Green Property
  • Group Tour Rates Offered
  • Group-Friendly
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Student Group-Friendly
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  • Weddings
Rated 5 by David E

October 18, 2020

David E

Huge amount of history of entire Chesapeake Bay area

Learned a great deal about how the English settlers treated the Native Americans (who taught them about oysters and crabbing); the two black resorts built in the Jim Crow era; the story about the...

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Rated 5 by Jhn

October 13, 2020


Interesting Museum

We initially were unsure if we were going to tour the museum, but decided we might as well and were happy that we did. The museum is unlike any other I have been to. It is mainly outdoors, which is...

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Rated 4 by Phyllishol

October 11, 2020


Everything there is to know about 5he Chesapeake Bay

There was a lot going on at this museum. They have shipbuilding, lessons in crabbing, oyster collections, history of the bay, as well as a lighthouse. There is a lot to see, even Frederick Douglas...

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