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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In our latest Welcome Center video update, Curatorial Shipwright Sam Hilgartner shares the attention to detail and collaboration that has gone into getting vessels ready for display in the new Water Lines exhibition.

Mark your calendar now for the Welcome Center’s grand opening celebration on Dec. 2! More details are coming soon.

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The Crab Claw, Inc. and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Inc. (CBMM) jointly announce that The Crab Claw Restaurant will remain open for business and continue to be operated by the Jones-Wass family and their loyal staff. The Crab Claw Restaurant and CBMM look forward to continuing their mutually beneficial relationship and to serving the St. Michaels community.

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Captain Judy Bixler may not have been around for the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry’s establishment in 1683, a time when tobacco served as payment, but she sure has stories to tell!

Join us on Monday, Oct. 23, at 5:30pm to learn some ferry history and hear about Bixler’s experiences.

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