The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum explores and preserves the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and makes this resource accessible to all. Our members and guests enjoy transformative experiences as they encounter Chesapeake Bay history firsthand through real people, real work, original artifacts and exhibitions, visual arts, and Chesapeake artifacts.

CBMM’s park-like waterfront setting includes numerous indoor and outdoor exhibitions, a working Shipyard, Museum Store, a floating fleet of historic vessels, member’s marina, and is easily reached by car or boat. Each time you experience the Bay with us, you’ll take away something new!


213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663


Maritime coordinates are 38° 47′ N, 76° 13′ W.

Dockmaster: VHF Channel 16 or 410-745-4946

Located in the heart of historic St. Michaels, CBMM offers two-day general admission. We encourage you to take a harborside stroll into town to enjoy unique shopping, delectable dining, and local history. The Town of St. Michaels and Talbot County offer wonderful lodging, opportunities to explore by bike or water, engaging museums, art galleries, and other attractions.

Docking at CBMM

Located along St. Michaels Harbor and the Miles River in the heart of St. Michaels’ historic district, CBMM’s Member-Only Marina is a short walk from the area’s best restaurants, specialty shops, and other attractions.

Highlights Tours

CBMM offers regular tours of our can’t-be-missed exhibitions and objects. These hour-long tours are free to the public and explore the working Shipyard, 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, Oystering on the Chesapeake, and Waterman’s Wharf.

Highlights tours are free with CBMM admission and are scheduled for 1pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from Memorial Day through October. Tours are also offered on Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.

Meet at the Welcome Center a few minutes before the scheduled tour if you wish to participate. Please note that highlights tours are subject to tour guide availability.