Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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The Museum visitor has many options for touring the campus, including boat tours and self-guided and guided walking tours. Museum staff is available in the Welcome Center to assist you in planning your visit, including the appropriate tour, the availability of special programs and exhibits to see, and general information.
Water and Land Tours
Enjoy a scenic cruise on the Miles River aboard the Museum’s replica buyboat, Mister Jim. (Click here for Mister Jim schedule) Weather dependent, the boat departs from the lighthouse. Tickets may be purchased in the Admissions Building. Visitors can easily explore the Museum through a self-guided tour using the campus map, however, the Museum’s guided highlight tour introduces visitors to the Museum and the themes that run throughout its 10 exhibit buildings, floating fleet, and waterfront campus. Adult guided tours for groups of 10 more visitors are also available with advance reservations.
Changing Visitor Experience
The Chesapeake Bay changes every day and so does the Museum. Each day of the week has something different to offer the visitor – take a cruise on the Miles River on Monday; catch a boat building skills demonstration on Tuesday; create a family craft on Friday; try your hand at wooden boat building on Saturday.
The Museum’s facilities are handicapped accessible. When planning to visit or attend a program, please call ahead for assistance.
Pets are welcome on campus, when leashed and picked up after. Visitors are reminded to use trash and recycling receptacles available throughout campus. Small children must be accompanied by an adult around our waterfront areas, on docks and piers.