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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

213 North Talbot Street


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the Chesapeake Bay.


Relevance—we provide meaningful and accessible experiences to everyone who cares about our Mission—all of our communities and constituencies.

Authenticity—we seek genuinely to represent the people and cultures whose stories we preserve and tell.

Stewardship—we value the priceless assets entrusted to us and accept their preservation and enhancement as our paramount responsibility—our collections, our campus and facilities, our financial resources, and the volunteers and staff who perform our Mission and make our Museum the rich enterprise it is.


Michael Seligman

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Really nice museum. Especially impressed by the active boat repair/restoration shop. You can see historic boats being restored in the shop. If you're so inclined there are programs that allow volunteers to assist with the restoration work. This museum is a must for any Maryland history buff.

Patricia Holmes

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Nice cozy place to eat and learn about the history and life on the Eastern Shore. It has shops and restaurant near by. Usually an older crowd, school children, tourist mix type crowd. Lots of fun learning activities and amazing history.

Walter Johnson

Saturday, April 28, 2018
This is a great place for kids. Lots of beautiful water views, plenty of interesting exhibits. It's a little expensive, but if you belong to a member museum of CAMM, it's free. We have several such museums within half a day of us, so it's worthwhile. The only negative is that there is no readily accessible exit for someone who's disabled.

David Basile

Thursday, April 12, 2018
If you love the water, history, boats, wooden boats, the bay, whatever, you have to go see this working museum. I drove 4 hours out of my way and breezed through on a trip home and it still took four hours to get through it. This place is truly a gem.

NANCY Arismendi

Monday, April 30, 2018
I love this place ... each part of the tour is enjoyable... the guides are volunteers... last time I went the gates were open and we had the chance to walk around after hours, we enjoyed the amazing!!!

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