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Is well worth the visit as we drove 40 minutes each way to see it. It is not just one museum as we had thought but a collection of museums and a lighthouse that had been moved to the museum grounds. The lighthouse is really special as you can walk up the spiral staircase inside and they have the living quarters and personal belongings of the person that manned the lighthouse just as they had been long ago. The museums are fantastic with many old wooden fishing & crabbing boats used long ago with a short description of the history of each. Also are many other very interesting artifacts from the fishing and crabbing days on the Chesapeake Bay. There is also a real working boatyard where you can actually see wooden boats being built. We were staying on Kent Island this time but had stayed at Annapolis on our previous visit and didnt know it at the time, but there is a ferry from Annapolis to the museum. If you are visiting the Chesapeake Bay area, you do not want to miss this museum & lighthouse.
One of the best maritime heritage museums anywhere. CBMM really captures the history and heritage of the Chesapeake Bay in very tangible ways, from its hands-on teaching/wood-working/boat-building shop, to its great displays, indoor and outdoor, to its "floating fleet" of vessels in the water, to its indoor and outdoor public events and boat shows on its 17 acre waterfront campus, you have to visit this place. They also have some of the best professional and volunteer staff around. Allow lots of time; you will not want to hurry through !
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11 acres of more boats and special 3d-day festival events are coming to the 18 acres of the Museum grounds June 18-91-20. I like boats! The Chesapeake Bay and its signature maritime Museum is about boats and the boating life on the Bay. I like boats, I am going. I went before in another year and this years Festival seems to promise many first-time, new-to-the-Festival boats and yachts. That ARTS at Navy Point has my wifes attention also. Kids should call ahead to ask what is just for them. Some things fill-up early for the kids.
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We go by boat and tie up at the CBMM marina. The rates are great as well as the easy walk to downtown Saint Michaels. We will spend 2 or 3 days at the museum and visit different exhibits each day. Spending a night at the museum is like living in a museum, a great experience! We attempt to visit at least once per year, but there are enough experiences for a number of visits. I also enjoy the traveling exhibits that appear yearly.
Amazing museum, and not to expensive (adults 15, with children/senior/student discounts). It was rainy all day, but its just a short walk from building to building, so dont let weather deter you. If youre at all interested in life on the bay in the Eastern Shore, definitely check out this museum!
Lots of information, Some of the buildings are just a walk through but you should make sure you do not miss the light house and the "at play on the Bay" building. It was pouring rain but we still had a great time.
The campus feel to the museum makes it an enjoyable experience. Each building focuses on one or two things. The restored lighthouse is nice to walk through and the boat building demonstrations are interesting.
Great place to grab a nautical history lesson. Each building has so much information and the location is great! We spent a few hours strolling through each area. The staff is friendly and very informative.
Interesting museum and harbor to walk around and explore. Fun things to see for most ages, especially those into boating. Worthwhile place to see in general if you have some extra time while visiting the area.
Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The outdoor decks arelovely with a beautiful view. Food is very good. Rooms are spotless. Definitely a place you will want to come back to. A nice avenue to walk as well.
Fantastic museum. Two day admission is great because its difficult to see everything in one day. Some exhibits are indoors (waterfowl, colonial history, oyster house) which is good for rainy days.
Great exhibits. Nice space. My three year old loved it. He came dressed as a pirate too. Took a boat ride which was fun. The captain was very friendly, and let us check out the cabin.
We enjoyed our visit. Plenty to see and do for all ages. The exhibits are well done and informative, and the setting is just gorgeous. Highly recommended.
Did not go inside, but Saint Michaels is a nice town. The old historic buildings and the lighthouse replica looked interesting to return to.
A wonderful place to go visit, with many different buildings to check out. Dont miss the cat, Edna Spritt, in the boat building barn!
This is a great place to learn about the maritime history of the area. Shipbuilding, lighthouse, crabbing, and oyster harvesting.
CBMM is amazing the event was Great! It was awesome to see Governor Hogan supporting the Bay and the Watermen and Waterwomen!
Very cool history here! Especially if you like old maritime antiques and learning about the history of the Chesapeake bay
Theres so much to do and see. The history of the bay is on full display. Gift shop has a bunch of really neat stuff.
Must see if you came to St Michaels, although it costs $15 per person but it so worth it. Great views and musemes.
My brother and I remodeled the tug boat museum they had a lot of cool stuff in it tug boat engines on display
Went on a tour with Ed. He knew so much about the Chesapeake and oysters. Great views from the boat as well
I will be back to spend more time! I loved the setting and it was great to have access to boat tours.
Great history. Locals very proud, authentic shipwrighting and building going on. Became a member!
Crab Claw is one of our favorite restaurant restaurants and St. Michael is a pleasure!
Super nice staff exceeded expectations. Excellent museum on Chesapeake maritime life.
Really great exhibits. A broad range of topics and history covered. Very well done.
Our church group had a great time very good lunch and boat cruise on the Patriot.
Interesting place with lighthouse boat building and a bunch of other activities
Freddy Allen jr.
Great family friendly point of interest, absolutely beautiful in the fall!
The apprentice boat building program is awesome for tweens and teens.
Great value. Great education. Great attraction. Loved it!!! 5-stars
Oyster festival 2017 ,Great stew cook off.Dollar a shuck,good vibe.
Great place to learn everything about the sea and fishing industry.
Loved the views, but the boat making process was cherry on the top!
great place to walk around, interesting exhibits, friendly staff.
Interesting. Lots of history there. Fun for kids. Nice gift shop.
Good people, great slips, fascinating museum!! A jewel.
Extensive, interactive, and interesting throughout.
Unique collection of boats and excellent displays.
There is a ton to see here and a lot of history.
Enjoyed learning history. Go at your own pace.
The live music and view of the Bay was awesome!
Jill Ferris is an amazing addition to the CBMM!
Friendly staff. Great Museum. Beautiful venue.
Very interesting, plan to spend several hours.
Very peaceful place! Educational, inspiring.
Relatively low cost all day fun for family.
Even during the winter, had a nice time