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“Learn aboout the Chesapeake Bay”

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience how people live, work and play on the Chesapeake Bay - cruise on the Miles River,get your hands wet exploring a waterman's shanty, let our boat builders show you their magic, or climb to the top of an 1879 lighthouse. Come do the Bay, your way.
Reviewed 25 November 2013

When we have visitors who are new to the area we always take them to this museum. There are always interesting things to see and usually has hands on activities for kids.

Thank MDBRS
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

I've been a Chesapeak Bay Maritime Museum member for many years and always look forward to visiting the facility several times during the warmer months -- always by boat. The exhibits and events are educational and enjoyable. Anyone planning an Eastern Shore weekend or vacation should make the CBMM a must see activity.

Thank Tom K
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

My husband and I visited this museum today. We enjoyed that it is a mixture between "indoor" and "outdoor" attractions. Especially cool is the big lighthouse. Also very interesting are the exhibitions on the oyster and crab culture of the Chesapeake region.

Thank SAB81Washington_Dc
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

An excellent representation of life on the Chesapeake.... I learned heaps and enjoyed being able to touch some of the objects, ring the bells..... Set in wonderful grounds... A step up into the lighthouse is a must.

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Four of us went to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (and Hooper Strait Lighthouse) after their "season" had closed. It was a glorious sunny day, just a tad chilly. Make sure to wear a jacket, gloves if you go; most of the buildings are not heated. Volunteers and employees were most helpful and wanted to share their knowledge of all the activity. If you're an NCIS fan, they're rebuilding a skipjack with hand tools, just like Gibbs! An excellent display of the War of 1812. Do you know how the locals fooled the British? Go and find out! :) View from the lighthouse is gorgeous. Gift shop, spectacular! You won't get out of there without buying an armful!! Great Christmas gifts! We will definitely go back!

Thank SingingMima
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