Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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Learn about CBMM’s programs, exhibitions, and more.

What We Offer

Explore the Chesapeake Bay through hands-on learning, world-class exhibitions, and on-the-water experiences. Watch the restoration of the Bay’s historic vessels in our Working Shipyard. Participate in programs that shine a light on the Bay’s maritime history and culture. You can do it all at your Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum!

A view of CBMM's Hooper Strait Lighthouse and the Miles River

Buy a Boat from CBMM

The Charity Boat Donation Program makes the process of buying a boat simple and straightforward.

Get Involved

Your Membership dues and Annual Fund donations directly support CBMM’s efforts to be a vital community partner and to provide meaningful and accessible experiences to all.

CBMM’s collection contains more than 80,000 objects dedicated to the history of the region

CBMM serves more than 5,000 Maryland public school students, teachers, and chaperones.

Between 70–80% of CBMM’s yearly expenditures go toward our goal of offering the community world-class programming.

CBMM employees are involved with more than 100 community organizations through public service or volunteering.

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Did you know that CBMM is offering Log Canoe Charter Cruises this summer?

Enjoy a private river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River aboard one of CBMM’s historic floating fleet vessels. Participants can reserve a floating fleet vessel (to be assigned) for a designated 2-hour time frame and have up to 6 passengers for their cruise.

CBMM members have exclusive access to cruise registration now through March 31, with regular member discounts applied! Beginning April 1, registration will open to the general public. Learn more at!

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On May 19, join ACA-certified instructors for Paddling Gear & Beer Demo Day - held on CBMM’s campus!

Instructors will demonstrate paddling techniques and share their preferred paddling gear. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions while trying out the gear represented. Learn more and register today using the Calendar link in our bio!

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The countdown is on - we`re just ONE month away from the Eastern Shore Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival!

In addition to amazing food and live music, we`re thrilled to be joined by sea glass expert @marytmccarthy on April 22 and 23. Curious about sea glass you found? Mary will be available to identify shards on both Saturday and Sunday!

What are you waiting for? Get your tickets today using the link in our bio!

📷 George Sass

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We`re excited to share the latest video update on our new Welcome Center!

Vice President of Education & Interpretation Jill Ferris explains how both the design of the building and the curation of its exhibitions reflect CBMM`s commitment to DEAI.

📽️ Blink Horn Productions