10am–5pm April through October
10am–4pm November through March

CBMM and the Museum Store are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days.



General admission is valid for two days (except for the day prior to a festival).

Adults (ages 18–64): $17

Seniors (ages 65+): $14

Students (ages 17+ with college ID): $14

Children (ages 6–17): $6

Children (ages 5 and under): free

Retired Military (with ID): $13

Active Military: free*


Enhance your visit to CBMM with add-on experiences like a campus tour or a boat ride on the Miles River. Add-on experiences require general admission and are available for the date and time selected.

CBMM Members receive free general admission and may reserve an add-on boat cruise or campus tour by logging into your member account.


Show your same-day receipt of $20 or more from a St. Michaels merchant to receive a $3 discount on your two-day CBMM general admission! Includes restaurants, retailers, Patriot Cruises and lodging establishments within town limits.

Active-duty military members receive free year-round general admission. As a Blue Star Museum, CBMM provides free general admission to active-duty military, National Guard, and Reserve personnel, their spouse/partner, and up to three children from Armed Forces Day (May 18) through Labor Day (the first Monday in September). All prices are subject to change.

CBMM is a Museums for All participant, which enables low-income families to visit 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.


Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more guests with advance reservations. Guided and self-guided tours are available for groups of all ages.

Adult Group Tours

For adult group reservations, visit the Adult Group Tours page or contact groups@cbmm.org.

Student Group Tours

To provide your students with a CBMM in-person or virtual experience, visit our Student Groups page for options. Contact our education team at registration@cbmm.org for questions and more information.


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.

Drone use on CBMM’s property is prohibited, unless prior approval by CBMM is made. Please see the latest FAA requirements 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.

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.