The Eastern Shore Travel Guide

The Eastern Shore Sights

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information


End of Mill St. at Navy Point, near harbor, St. Michaels, Maryland, 21663-0636, United States




Sight Details:

  • $13
  • Open daily year-round—except Tues.–Thurs. Nov. 14–Jan. 14, but hrs vary seasonally.

Published 07/22/2015


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