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Hours & Admissions

CBMM and the Museum Store are open year-round.

May to October, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November to April, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days

PLEASE NOTE: The Small Boat Shed is currently closed for maintenance.

CBMM’s entire campus will be closed on Monday, January 22, 2018 so that all CBMM staff can attend an important training workshop. 

CBMM Inclement Weather Policy

CBMM may from time to time be impacted by adverse weather conditions. CBMM posts any weather closings on our website and generally closes due to winter weather conditions when Talbot County public schools are closed. To check if Talbot County public schools are closed, please click here.

Come by boat or car!

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

38° 47′ N
76° 13′ W

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CBMM members and guests enjoy transformative experiences at CBMM as they encounter Chesapeake Bay history first-hand through real people, real work, original artifacts, visual arts, and indigenous watercraft.

Each day offers something unique–get your hands wet exploring a waterman’s shanty, talk with a shipwright or visiting captain about his or her work or vessel, and be sure climb to the top of the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse for the best view of St. Michaels’ harbor and the Chesapeake’s Miles River in the historic Town of St. Michaels, Md.

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Check out the view from our Live Webcam, taken of the Miles River from our Point Lookout Bell Tower, brought to you from our friends at WBOC-TV and Sherwood of Salisbury

Individual Admission**

General admission is good for two days, excluding festivals.

$15 – Adults (ages 18-61)
$12 – Seniors (62+)
$12 – Students (age 17+ with college ID)
$12 – Retired Military (with ID)
$6 – Children (ages 6-17)
FREE* – Active Military
FREE – Children (ages five and under)Blue Star Museum
FREE – CBMM Members

Bring your $20 or more same-day receipt from a St. Michaels merchant, and receive a $3 discount on your two-day general admission to CBMM! (Includes restaurants, retailers, and lodging establishments within Town limits.)

*Active military members receive year-round free general admission, and from Memorial Day through Labor Day, Active Military members and their immediate family members receive free admission. All prices are subject to change.

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**CBMM is a Museums for All participant, which enables low-income families to visit CBMM for a minimal fee of $3 per person for up to four people with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and photo ID. Learn more here.


Group Admissions 

Adult guided tours for groups of 10 more guests are available with advance reservations. Contact Volunteer & Education Program Manager Allison Speight, at or call 410-745-4941 to reserve.


River Cruises aboard the Winnie Estelle

Explore the Miles River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in the authentic 1920 Chesapeake Bay buyboat Winnie Estelle. CBMM offers 30-minute cruises on the Miles River, May through October, Friday through Monday.*


Special Events & Annual Festivals

Take a look at our comprehensive events calendar which features all upcoming special events and festivals, education and shipyard programming, speaker series, adult education courses, and more.



CBMM DOG POLICY: Leashed dogs ARE permitted on CBMM grounds during regular business hours. Clean-up bags are available throughout campus. During CBMM festivals and special events, dogs ARE NOT permitted on CBMM grounds, with the exception of certified service dogs.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: CBMM welcomes your photographs and videos of CBMM, taken for personal use, and sharing and tagging CBMM through your social media avenues (find us at @chesapeakemaritime on Instagram, for example). Commercial photography is prohibited, unless prior, written permission from CBMM’s Communication’s Department has been made.

Please note: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum frequently takes photographs of campus, that may include our guests, that are used to promote CBMM in a number of formats. Permission is implied by your visit to CBMM. 

DRONES: Drone use on CBMM’s property is prohibited, unless prior approval by CBMM is made. Please see the FAA requirements (updated 8/19/16)  for operating a drone, which must first be met prior to any consideration, along with the ability to provide a certificate of insurance naming CBMM insured.

MONEY: CBMM accepts MasterCard/Visa/Discover. Additionally, an ATM machine is located in the Museum Store for guest use.