Chesapeake City Travel Guide

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Chesapeake City Things to Do

  • Take a tour on the Miss Clare

    Captain Hazel is a direct descendant of a 19TH century steamboat captain, narrates the tour full of information and history about the canal and how it was hand dug by Irish immigrants and the birth of Chesapeake City. The Miss Clare was built in 1979 as a fishing boat, it is certified by the US CoastGuard to hold 27 passengers. So take a ride up...

  • Check out the old houses 2!

    There are wonderful old homes at every turn, finely detailed and restored. This home is huge with a back porch to die for! Wonderful view of the canal with the Victorian feel. Some much detail goes into restoring these homes they are closely watched by the Historical Society for accuracy.

  • Check out the old houses!

    Check out some beautiful homes on the north side, go down Lock St. to Biddle St. and either drive or walk around, you will find some wonderful old homes, either already restored or being restored. These homes date back to 1800's and have a Victorian Style with great detail. The one is own by friends of ours and the inside is perfect, with wood...

  • Go sit on the dock

    Go check out s the docks and watch the many ships go by from sail boats to large tankers. Many time you will see high rollers come in with their million dollar yatchs, beautiful! Watch the jet skiers and fisherman try their luck on the canal. Take your camera there's bound to be something you'll want to take a picture of!

  • Bethel Bridge Lighthouse & The C&D Canal...

    The C&D Canal Museum give visitors a chance to check out the early days & history of the canal. The museum is the origanal pumphouse, it has the original waterwheel and pumping engines in tacked. These steam engines are the oldest of their type in America still on their original foundations. The Bethel Bridge Lighthouse is a full size 30 foot...

  • Go for a walk!

    This is a wonderful old perfectly restored in detail 19th Century shipping village. Great history here, Back in the early 1700's thoughts of connecting the Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware River where in motion. Construction of the canal started in Bohemia Village now know as Chesapeake City around 1824, at it's conpletion in 1829 there were only 2...


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  • Great place to eat, drink and be merry!

    Water front dining. Beautiful luxury yachts parked right in front of your table. New owner recently put some money in the place and the chef is the best in 100 mile radius. Servers are top shelf like the food, the atmosphere, the view...can you tell I like it here?Watch people jet ski while you eat. Sit outside, listen to Reggae music. Dance with...

  • One of the Oldest buildings in town.

    Back in This building dates back to 1780 and is considered the oldest in South Chesapeake City. the hole in the wall" bar dating back to 1780. Samuel Bayard built the original manor Bohemia Village the origanal name of the city. In 1829 the building was used as a public for the first time. It was converted to a tavern and inn, named Chick's...

  • Good food

    This restaurant has it all, from Fine Dining to Casual. There is a 65 slip marina with water taxi. Pull up in your boat and have dinner or dancing. Even showers and bathrooms for the boaters open 24 hours. The deck is open from May to October for outside dining.


Chesapeake City Nightlife

  • Go dancin' on the water

    Live music at night during the warm months, good dancing, food and drinks on the deck. There is a DJ if no live band is playing so go have fun dancing on the very large deck at the marina.

  • Drinkin' & Dancin' on the dock

    Come dance on the dock or take a walk on the pier and check out all the beautiful yachts docked here, oh my god, they ooze money. Live Raggae and island bands, when they take a break the DJ takes over, lots of fun! You can even take the kids because there is a noise ordinance here, thing shut down around 11:00PM.

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Chesapeake City Shopping

  • Check out the art!

    This is the oldest established Art Gallery in Chesapeake City. Located in the Riley House Est. 1831. Great little gallery featuring origanal maritime and historical art work. There is also a full frame shop specializing in custom framing. Open on weekends by appointment only.

  • An old General store

    This beautifully restored general store was established in 1861, even has the original shelving and glass cabinets. This is a great place to go a look around, you will find local crafts, gourmet foods and the unusual gifts. The people are very friendly and the store is open all year round.

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  • The Pell Garden

    The Pell Garden is a beautiful small garden on the corner of Rees Wharf rd. and Bohemia av. down at the marina. If you walk next to the Franklin building to the left is a nice gazebo that over looks the garden and view of the marina.

  • Listen to free music

    During the Summer months there are free live music concerts at the old fashioned bandstand, Summer Music in the Park at Pell Gardens . Bring your blanket and lawn chairs and relax and watch the boats go in and out of the marina. Grab an ice cream while your there, only a few feet away! All summer music performances are from 6 - 8 p.m. and FREE!

  • The Tap Room

    This is a local gathering place with a friendly atmosphere. Good food and good drinks, crabs served year round and Italian is the specialty. Bring money because NO CREDIT CARDS accepted. So meet some friends and have a good time here at The Tap Room.


Chesapeake City Sports & Outdoors

  • take your boat fishing!

    Chesapeake City does have a public boat ramp so you can take your own boat fishing on the canal. I think they could have carried this one to the water from the parking lot! They provide a water taxi to take you to your boat for free.Seasonal: April 1ST through September 30TH to get a slipin seasonOne Day $1.75 per ft Weekly .85 per ft Monthly .65...

  • Go fishing on the canal

    If you go down to the C&D canal, there are access roads running the lenght on both sides. All along these access roads are 11 wooden fishing piers, open and free to the public.

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  • Go Antiqueing!

    There are antique shops all over Chesapeake City, so walk around and explore. Here is CANAL LOCK ANTIQUES AT THE SHOP. This is a great place to just walk around and check out all the stores. 105 Bohemia Avenue410-885-2415Daily 9 - 5, Fri. & Sat.' till 9pm

  • Getting Access

    The C&D Canal runs 14 miles in lenght, 450 feet wide and 35 feet deep. Along the canal are access roads, this is a view from the north side looking toward the C&D Bridge. These access roads are paved and gravel so I would suggest a truck and take it slow, it's a sharp drop off and no real guard rail.

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