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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Review

One of the region's finest, this nine-building complex chronicles the Bay's rich history of boatbuilding, commercial fishing, navigating, and hunting in compelling detail. Exhibits on the 18-acre waterfront site include two of the Bay's unique skipjacks among the museum's more than 80 historic regional boats. There are also the restored 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and a "waterman's wharf" with shanties plus oystering and crabbing tools. In the Bay Building you can see a crabbing skiff as well as a dugout canoe hewn by Native Americans. The Waterfowl Building contains carved decoys and stuffed birds, including wood ducks, mallards, and swans.

    Contact Information

  • Address: End of Mill St. at Navy Point, near harbor, St. Michaels, MD, 21663-0636 | Map It
  • Phone: 410/745–2916
  • Cost: $13
  • Hours: Open daily year-round—except Tues.–Thurs. Nov. 14–Jan. 14, but hrs vary seasonally.
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  • Location: St. Michaels

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