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. A recognized Chesapeake Bay Storyteller, trained by the Maryland Office of Tourism.
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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 Robb H

November 10, 2020

Robb H

Delightful surprise.

Had expected this to have limited exhibitions, like most small-town museums, but was impressively surprised. There are 6 buildings spread over a few acres, each with interesting and very well...

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Rated 5 by petersD5095AA

October 29, 2020


Best maritime museum on the Bay

Come here if you want to learn about the REAL Chesapeake Bay, the one that goes out on boats at 4 bam to catch your dinner. Superb museum with a lot to explore. Located in multiple buildings in a...

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Rated 5 by NIcoleLarry

October 26, 2020


Great history lesson on the Chesapeake Bay

Dispite the rain and the fact that the museum is set on the Bay in multiple unconnected buildings, we thought this place was a fascinating look into the history of the Chesapeake. Loved the duck...

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