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  • Welcome to St. Michaels & the Bay Hundred Area

    St. Michaels is a picturesque harbor on Maryland's Eastern Shore and was named as one of the Top 10 Best Small Coastal Towns in America by USA Today.  Its harbor and some homes date back to the mid-1600's, and is home to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum where you can immerse yourself in our maritime history.   The St. Michaels area is perfect for outdoor activities including sailing on historic Skipjacks, kayaking, golfing and bicycling.  St. Michaels is also known for exceptional restaurants, from quaint romantic bistros to waterfront restaurants, serving fresh seafood including the best tasting crab cakes!  For shoppers, you will find an eclectic range of boutique shops offering specialty foods, jewelry, clothing, home decor and art galleries throughout the town.  For overnight lodging, we have many small inns along with several larger full-service hotels.  Come and experience the beauty of St. Michaels and all this charming town has to offer!

  • Upcoming Events

  • Model Skipjack Races

    Select Sundays

    11am - 2pm

    The radio-controlled (RC) sailing races are organized by the museum’s Model Sailing Club, which meets regularly throughout the year to build and race these models. Race dates include June 12, July 17, August 21, and October 16, with the public invited to watch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Fogg’s Cove waterfront.

    The club races 48-inch skipjack models which are built from scratch from plans sold by the club at the Museum Store.

    More information here.

  • Big Band & Fireworks Night

    Saturday, July 2nd

    7pm - 10pm

    In celebration of the Nation's Independence Day, the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is welcoming back The Shades of Blue Orchestra for a live performance at its July 2 Big Band Night. Two vocalists will join the 18-piece Shades of Blue Orchestra as they perform from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand.

    The St. Michaels fireworks scheduled to launch after dusk,  find a spot along our harbor to take in the spectacular views.

    Please leave your pets at home.  There will be no fireworks on July 4th.

    More information here.

  • Watermen's Appreciation Day

    Sunday, August 14th

    10am - 5pm 

    The Talbot Watermen’s Association is bringing the 7th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. and the Miles River on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The event is a joint fundraiser for both organizations.

    Watermen’s Day also offers the public the rare opportunity to see and board a collection of historic buyboats from around the Mid-Atlantic region along CBMM’s docks and waterways, as CBMM hosts the 12th Annual Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association’s reunion.

    More information here.

  • St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance

    September 23th - 25th

    The 10th Annual St. Michaels Concours d'Elegance will return to it's home, on September 23-25, 2016, featuring rare Pre-War Grand Classics.  

    The St. Michaels Classic Motor Museum will host the event and throughout St. Michaels. This year's Concours will take place at the Fog Cove Landing waterfront at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum campus. 

    Mark your calendar for a day of casual elegance, Senior Award winning Automobiles, food, refreshment, and celebration.

    More information here