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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Join us Tuesday evenings in October for Yoga on Navy Point 🧘‍♀️

Learn more and register ➡️ cbmm.org/event/yoga-on-navy-point-9/

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Capital Emmy award 🤝 waterfront campus

A joint project with @internationalculturecollective, “The Long Shore,” a documentary which aired during Maryland Public Television’s Chesapeake Bay Week in April 2022, won this Capital Emmy award.

The film takes viewers on a journey through the history of the Chesapeake Bay through the eyes of our curatorial team and the shipwrights of our working Shipyard.

In addition to the Emmy award, “The Long Shore” has also been celebrated as the Best Documentary Short at the Maryland Film Festival 2022, the Chesapeake Film Festival 2022, and the Ocean City Film Festival 2021. It also was named a Best Documentary finalist at California’s Venice Shorts film festival in 2022.

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Work in preparation for painting Mr. Dickie`s mast 😁

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Join us and @douglasbrooksboatbuilding for a Traditional Japanese Boatbuilding workshop on Oct. 2-7.

Douglas Brooks began researching traditional Japanese boatbuilding in 1990 and had his first apprenticeship with a Japanese boatbuilder in 1996. He has enjoyed many trips to the country over the years. His articles and photographs have been published in magazines in the United States, Great Britain, and Japan.

Ready to learn more about traditional Japanese boatbuilding with Brooks? Register for the workshop at bit.ly/JapaneseBoatBuilding.

This program is supported by the Upper Shore Regional Folklife Center under the Maryland Traditions program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

📷 Mr. Shinsuke Inoue

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