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410-745-2916 • 213 North Talbot Street • St. Michaels, Maryland, 21663
Dockmaster: VF Channel 16 or 410-745-4946

Don’t Miss This: Ten Terrific Reasons to Visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in 2016!


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland brings an authentic Chesapeake experience to each guest through a series of historic structures and boats, a working boatyard, plus year-round exhibitions and programs, all along a beautiful waterfront setting that has its own rich, Chesapeake history.

Your CBMM experience includes the opportunity to enjoy our changing and permanent exhibitions and waterfront park-like campus, while meeting real Chesapeake people, attending an event or program, or being out on the water on one of our boats. All ages and interests enjoy a memorable experience celebrating and learning more about the Chesapeake Bay’s culture, boats, seafood, and history with us. 

See the new Talbot County travel guide here.

CBMM Dog Policy

During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs ARE NOT permitted on Museum grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs ARE permitted on Museum grounds during regular business hours.

CBMM Inclement Weather Policy

CBMM may from time to time be impacted by adverse weather conditions. CBMM will be closed if Talbot County public schools are closed.  To check if Talbot County public schools are closed, please click here


Visitors are encouraged to take photos and video of their visit to the CBMM Campus.
Please note: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum frequently takes photographs of programs and their participants as well as capturing daily life at the Museum. The photographs may be used for promoting the Museum in a number of formats. Permission is implied by your visit to the Museum. 

Per the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), current regulations mean that drones are not able to fly from or over CBMM property at any time. Nor within 500ft from any water craft.


Add a little something extra for the children with one of our scavenger hunts!

Campus Scavenger Hunt
Hooper Strait Lighthouse Scavenger Hunt
Oyster Can Scavenger Hunt
Pre-School Scavenger Hunt