For more than 50 years, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has worked to tell the stories of the Chesapeake Bay region and its people and to enhance the area where we all live, work, and play. In addition, our mission is focused on planning for the future and for our continued role as a vital community partner that provides meaningful and accessible guest experiences, represents genuinely the people and cultures whose stories we tell, creates transformative educational programming, and stewards the priceless assets entrusted to our care.


Explore our current projects below!

CBMM’s new Welcome Center, slated to open in 2023, is under construction! Learn about this major milestone, how it fits into CBMM’s Master Plan, and how it will provide a warmer and more immersive welcome to campus.

We are in the process of developing our next strategic plan, which will guide CBMM over the next five years. The plan will serve as a roadmap, at the heart of which are CBMM’s mission, values, vision, and goals. View our 2023–2028 strategic plan.

Learn what’s happening in our working Shipyard.