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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.


Lisa Wilson

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Great place many outbuilding comprise the entire museum. There is a real ship building warehouse, a relocated actual lighthouse, and many more of them is an actual museum which is air conditioned and has interesting pictures and stories of life on the bay.... They're is an small admission fee, but it is good for two days.

Benjamin Brown

Friday, July 6, 2018
What a great little museum about the history of the Chesapeake and boat building in St. Michael's. Really cool to see their boat shop where they're all hand building boats, they've got a barn full of older models, and things one the old screw lighthouse. Definitely worth seeing in St Michaels

Linda Brangenberg

Sunday, July 1, 2018
The CBMM is a fun trip for all ages. Their website details activities and exhibits for the month. Visitors of all interests, enjoy the beauty of the area and the boat restoration projects. Boats of the Chesapeake should not be lost to time and neglect. Boatwrights on staff are restoring history and teaching maritime enthusiasts of all ages. Make an effort to attend launch ceremonies of the restored vessels.

Gayle Scroggs

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Exceptional exhibits of Bay life and work. The life-size oyster boat with sound and motion will make you feel like you're out on the water!. Don't miss the lighthouse, the Mitchell house, the docks, the waterfowl and hunting displays. All in Spectacular Park like setting on the water.

Liam Connolly

Saturday, June 2, 2018
This place is awesome. On paper it looks like a snooze fest, but in reality it is awesome! We have two kids under the age of 8, and they loved it. We have been there twice and there is plenty to do. Great exhibits, great views and great interactions.

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