Only an hour and a half from downtown Washington and Baltimore and a short drive from Philadelphia and New York, is a delightful place - St. Michaels, Maryland .  Tucked away on Maryland’s exquisite Eastern Shore, St. Michaels is the perfect spot to explore the history and magic of the Chesapeake Bay.  This beautifully preserved town is known as the “Town that Fooled the British” (will tell you the whole story when you get here!). While you are here, you can explore the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum  and enjoy a sunset sail on a SkipJack - a boat indigenous to this area. St. Michaels is home to many  Enchanting Inns or Charming Bed & Breakfasts, spend a weekend or a week and enjoy eating freshly-caught crabs and oysters at waterfront restaurants or dinner in one of St. Michaels fine dining spots. Or playing  golf on one of several area courses, sailing or just sitting back and relaxing on the porch.

St. Michaels, traces its history back to the founding of the original colonies, is a beautiful collection of handsome churches, colonial, federal and Victorian homes, interesting historic heritage, diverse artistic talents, and pleasant southern culture.  The heart of St. Michaels is an active and well-preserved port nestled between the gracious Miles River on the north, and the vast vistas of Board Creek - made famous by Michner's novel "Chesapeake" - to the south.  This charming town is the best the Chesapeake has to offer.  Fun, elegant, funky, interesting, and always unusual, the shops and boutiques in St. Michaels offer an incredible array of clothing, antiques, artwork, collectibles, gourmet foods, handmade items, and the most unique collection of fine gifts found anywhere—you will find just what you are looking for in St. Michaels! 

 For more information about St. Michaels visit or St. Michaels Tourism.  For more information about Talbot County , visit the Talbot County Visitors Center, run by the Talbot County Office of Tourism.

Come see why so many others that have visited return year after year!