Saint Michaels Things to Do

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    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

    by challenger Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It’ll be impossible to go to St Michaels and not pay the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum a visit. This is by far its most popular tourist attraction and well worth a visit.

    In large parts an outdoor museum, the CBMM successfully portrays the history of Chesapeake Bay and its maritime industry. A working boat yard enables you to closely observe traditional ship building skills or at certain times in the year even become an apprentice for a day and try your hand at building a wooden boat. Visit the lighthouse and imagine what it was like living in one for most of the year. Observe what it took to go fishing for oysters and other sea food on the Chesapeake.

    Visiting the museum is a fun way to while away a few hours and if you only visit one place in St Michaels, make sure this is it.

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    • Fishing
    • Museum Visits

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    Walk along the waterfront in Church Creek Park

    by littlesam1 Written Aug 23, 2008
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    Walking is the order of the day when visiting St. Michaels. There are many small streets to explore and also a small park along the water front. Church Creek Park has two canons and US flag in memorial to St. Michael's part in the War of 1812. The current canons are relica's of the original canons. The original canon's are now located in Ft. McHenry in Baltimore.

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    Christ Church in St. Michaels Maryland

    by littlesam1 Written Aug 23, 2008
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    There are many historical churches in southern Maryland and on the eastern shore. Christ Church in St. Michaels dates its origins back to 1672 when the Parish was founded. The current church building was completed in 1878. If you decide to take a brief tour inside you will find several gifts from Queen Anne dating around 1702. These include the baptismal and communion silver.

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    Take a cruise on the Patriot

    by littlesam1 Written Aug 23, 2008
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    The Patriot has been doing harbor cruises in St. Michaels since 1969. They offer a relaxing narrated cruise with air conditioning inside the boat and an open deck on the top to enjoy the weather. The cruise will take you up the Miles River and also out into the Chesapeake Bay. The cost for the one hour tour is $24.00.

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    The Maritime Museum Store

    by littlesam1 Written Aug 23, 2008

    The museum store in St. Michaels is better than average. There are many books and information on the Chesapeake Bay, its lighthouses, Maryland history, and the Civil War. I collect refrigerator magnets when I travel. So the musuem was a perfect place for me to find the latest magnet for my frig door. I am not sure what I will do when the door is completely covered. Perhaps buy a second refrigerator?

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    Chesapeake Maritime Museum

    by littlesam1 Written Aug 23, 2008
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    When in St. Michaels you can visit the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Its a very pretty open air musuem with a lot of historical information on life in and around the Chesapeake Bay. For $13.00 you get admission to the museum, and also admission to the lighthouse. There you can climb to the top of the multi storied lighthouse and get a wonderful view of the bay.

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    Visit Hoopers Strait Lighhouse

    by littlesam1 Written Aug 23, 2008
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    The Hoopers Point Lighthouse was moved from its original location near Tangier's Island in 1966 and placed here at St. Michaels for preservation. It is opend daily for visitors, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. Admission to the lighthouse and the maritime museum is $13.00.

    The lighthouse design is one that is found frequently in Maryland. Its called a screwpile lighthouse. This one was constructed in 1880. It was slated for destruction in 1966, when it was rescued and moved here for preservation. What a shame it would have been to have lost this beautiful and historic lighthouse.

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  • Wine Tasting in St. Michaels

    by delilahdog11 Written Jan 9, 2007

    To add a unique experience to your trip to St. Michaels. I would stop by the St. Michaels Winery. They just opened, so a lot of people don't know that they are there. But the wines were delicious, the staff friendly and knowledgeable. We took home some bottles to remember our trip to St. Michaels. Something more to do than just shopping or eating. Good times.

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    The Sequoia Presidential Yacht

    by RhondaRuth Updated Oct 20, 2003
    The Sequoia Presidential Yacht

    The Sequoia Presidential Yacht is a meticulously restored, 104-foot, 1925 Trumpy-designed yacht that has served more than nine Presidents since Herbert Hoover. The yacht is available for exclusive charters in Washington, D.C. when it is not in use by the President or Vice President. The Sequoia is a National Historic Landmark.

    Now the USS Sequoia, the 78-year-old former presidential yacht, is docked on the Eastern Shore for renovations.

    At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, apprentices are overhauling the wooden hull of the 104-foot motor yacht. It's an extensive overhaul, $50,000 worth of work that museum officials say would cost far more at a commercial boatyard.

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    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

    by RhondaRuth Updated Sep 24, 2003
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    Situated on the waterfront in historic St. Michaels, the Chesapeake Bay Museum tells the stories of the Bay and the people who have lived, worked, and played here. A great place to learn about the maritime and fishermen off now & years gone by.

    Hours - The Museum is open daily year-round. Hours vary by season.

    • Spring: March 1 to May 30, 9 am-5 pm
    • Summer: June 1 to September 30, 9 am-6 pm
    • Fall: 9 am-5 pm
    • Winter: 9 am-4 pm
    • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's days

    Admissions

    • $9.00 Adults; $8.00 Seniors over 62;
    $4.00 Kids 6-17; Kids under 6 are free!

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Fishing

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    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

    by Easty Written May 17, 2003

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    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a replica fishing village. It is a great place to learn about the local fishing industry and the history behind it. See my travelogue for pictures around the museum.

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    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

    by SmileyLeSa Written Oct 9, 2004

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    Catching Fish

    You will need at least 2 hours to leisurely stroll through the maritime museum. It's not your typical museum. Walk up to the lighthouse or try catching some crab or fish. Admission: $10

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    Tilghman Island

    by Easty Written May 17, 2003
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    At the end of MD Route 33 is Tilghman Island. Tilghman Island is located on the Chesapeake Bay. There is a National Wildlife Refuge where you can see some rare species of birds.

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    River Cruise

    by Easty Written May 17, 2003
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    The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum offers a cruise on the Miles River. On the cruise, you can see unique boats, area architecture, and offers great views of the Museum village.

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