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  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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    213 N. Talbot Street
    St Michaels, MD 21663
    (410) 745-2916
    VF Channel 16
    (410) 745-6088 (fax)
    Hours:
    The Museum is open year-round.
    May - Oct 9 am - 5 pm
    Nov - April 10 am - 4 pm

    About Us

    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 18-acre waterfront campus, which includes Navy Point, was once was the site of a busy complex of seafood packing houses, docks, and work boats. Today, it is the read more
    • About

      The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 18-acre waterfront campus, which includes Navy Point, was once was the site of a busy complex of seafood packing houses, docks, and work boats. Today, it is the site of the nation's most complete collection of Chesapeake Bay artifacts, visual arts, and indigenous water craft.

      It is also home to the historic Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Exhibitions, public programs, and a working boat yard cover the range of Chesapeake Bay maritime history and culture--including the Bay's unique watercraft and boat building traditions, navigation, waterfowling, boating, seafood harvesting, and recreation.

      The Museum Store, located adjacent to the Museum entrance, offers one of the most complete collections of Chesapeake Bay books and maps as well as a wide assortment of gifts and Bay collectibles.

      The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is both a regional educational institution and a resource for community educators and students. As the only institution dedicated exclusively to the study of the Bay's history and culture, we strive to make our research, collections, and library accessible to scholars and learners of all ages. And we strive to find innovative and engaging ways to interpret the Bay's culture through hands-on learning for school students and teachers.

      For a great fun filled day on the Bay, you'll want to visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

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      Saturday Sep 3, 2016
      Saturday Sep 17, 2016
      Watch Log Canoe Races Aboard Winnie Estelle Sunday, June 26, 9:30am & 1:30pm Saturday, July 30, 9:30am & 1:30pm Saturday, September 17, 9:30am & 1:30pm $25 CBMM members and $35 non-members. Registration is required to 410-745-4941 or aspeight@cbmm.org. Enjoy a river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River from our buyboat, Winnie Estelle. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime, and from a shady spot on board Winnie?s deck you?ll get an up-close and exciting look at the action. Amateur photographers, sailing aficionados, or wooden boat enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy on CBMM?s log canoe cruises. ...read more