Saint Michaels Travel Guide

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Saint Michaels Things to Do

  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

    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...

  • Walk along the waterfront in Church...

    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....

  • Christ Church in St. Michaels Maryland

    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...

  • Take a cruise on the Patriot

    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.

  • The Maritime Museum Store

    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...

  • Chesapeake Maritime Museum

    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...

  • Visit Hoopers Strait Lighhouse

    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...

  • Wine Tasting in St. Michaels

    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....

  • The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

    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

  • 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,...

  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

    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•...

  • Tilghman Island

    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.


Saint Michaels Hotels

  • The Inn at Perry Cabin

    We only walked throught the lobby and enjoyed the waterfront grounds here. Expensive, but it looks...

  • St. Michaels Harbour Inn

    There are sailors and tourists in St. Michael's. I was lucky enough to be a sailor this visit!!!!...

  • Harbourtowne Resort

    The Miles River & Eastern Bay, PO Box 126, Saint Michaels, Maryland, 21663, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

Saint Michaels Restaurants

  • Yes..seafood

    Great location and service. The service was fast and server was very courteous, and our food was made the way it was specified

  • An alternative to the Crab Claw

    I can not relate a lot about this restaurant as I did not eat here. As I mentioned in the previous tip I ate at the Crab Claw. There are several other restaurants along the waterfront in St. Michaels which gives a choice of places to dine. If I return I will probably try the St. Michaels Seafood and Steak House. They have water front out door...

  • St. Michaels Best Known Restaurant

    The Crab Claw is St. Michaels best know restaurant. Its location near the lighthouse and waterfront make it a idea place to stop for lunch or dinner. However be prepared to pay a little more than you might expect. I found the restaurant to be a bit on the pricey side. I had dinner here with three friends. We had seafood and salads, a pitcher of...

  • Eat elsewhere!

    A huge disappointment. The crab cakes were the most boring and had more filler than any I have ever had in Maryland. And at $21 for two, they were horrifically overpriced for what they were.We did not have the steamed crabs, but nothing that we did have was fresh. Surprisingly, in an area surrounded by farms and fresh produce, virtually everything...

  • Certainly not crap food

    Unless you’re a dedicated vegetarian or got hang ups over eating stuff with your hands that came out of the sea, there is no way you can visit the Chesapeake Bay area and not try some of their famous crab. And what better place than St Michaels’ Crab Claw Restaurant? Try sitting in the outside area that offers views on the harbour that’ll make you...

  • Keylime Cafe

    Pretty good food at this little cafe along Main Street. Don't search too hard for this place, there are many others like it along the street.


Saint Michaels Transportation

  • You're on your own

    We had previously toyed with the idea of visiting Chesapeake Bay while in either DC or Baltimore. In any other country there’d be public transport opportunities and bus trips galore, but this is a nation of car lovers, so – despite our best research and some friendly advice from fellow VTers – we couldn’t for the life of us come up with any...

  • Dockside Express

    They provide transportation by land or water, around, to and from the town of Saint Michaels Maryland and the metropolitan areas of Washington DC, Baltimore MD and Philadelphia PA. They also provide narrated harbor tours of historic Saint Michaels, sunset boat cruises & charters, and moonlight cruises.

  • Saint Michaels Location

    Saint Michaels is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland about 30 miles south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The closest larger town to Saint Michaels is Easton. It is a nice day trip from Baltimore and Washington. To get to Saint Michaels, take US 50 to MD Route 33


Saint Michaels Shopping

  • A shoppers paradise

    As you walk the main streets of St. Michaels you will be flooded with chances to go shopping. Almost every historical house on the main street has been transformed into antique and junk shops. Many have expensive art, fine china, and many many antiques. You could literally spend an entire afternoon just exploring the many shops in St. Michaels.

  • Shopping for an Unusual Gift?

    Known as the "Things to Make You Smile!" gift shop. We bought a few "thank you" gifts here for the kids. Such fun to look about here! Body t-shirts, whimsical dolls and all kinds of unusual gifts. Here's a picture of one of the owners. Altho I've forgotten her name, she was a delight to talk too. Note some of the items for sale behind her. ;-)...

  • Shop til you Drop!

    St. Michaels' Talbot Street is lined with interesting shops filled with antiques and local crafts.Every shop you can think of; antiques, clothes, gifts, or crafts. It's fun to look at them all! Everything! Oops, not too much tho... we have to be able to pack our bags for the flight back home. Maybe the shop will ship? Aha.


Saint Michaels Local Customs

  • Pump out the bilge!!!

    Here's a local custom most of us never think of. While pulling into dock, one of the most important aspects of sailing is pumping out the bilge! Even if you're saililng with a bunch of guys none too shy about filling up the Bay when nature calls, the bilge takes on a pretty nasty load while sailing. One of the first jobs while at dock is fuelinig...

  • How to Enjoy Delicious Maryland Steamed...

    As told by The Crab Claw to a Northener like me:Step 1: With thumb or knife point, pry off apron flap on the underside and discard it.Step 2: With thumb or knife point, lift off top shell and discard it. Break off toothed claws and set aside for eather later.Step 3: With the body of the crab exposed, remove the face area, scrape off the gills and...

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Saint Michaels Warnings and Dangers

  • Don't drink & drive, even when boating!

    Always have your map on board. Check that you have a life jacket for everyone and if you're a passenger, find out where the life jackets are kept or put one on. Don't drink and drive.You're not driving? Okay, go ahead and have a Margaretta!

  • Watch out for floating Bird Houses and...

    Watch out for the bird nests and crab pots along the way. Know the boating laws, markers and rules of course.

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Saint Michaels Off The Beaten Path

  • Historic Chesapeke Bay Sailing Charter

    Daytime and Sunset Cruises are given on the Rebecca T. Ruark, the oldest Skipjack - 1886.2-Hour Adventure ToursGuaranteed small groupSail from Tilghman Island, Maryland - Walk-ons welcome or make reservation.$30 Adult/ $15 Child (and group rates)Rebecca T. Ruark is docked in Dogwood Harbor in Tilghman, Maryland.

  • Oxford Ferry

    Take a side trip to beautiful Oxford, Maryland. From St Michaels, you can drive south to Bellvue.From there, take the oldest continually operated ferry in the USA!

  • Dockside at St. Michael's

    The dockmaster in St. Michael's proudly flew the Union Jack in honor of Great Britain's consistent and appreciated support of the United States. The flags flying here demonstrate our deep appreciation of this well oved nation.


Saint Michaels Favorites

  • RhondaRuth's Profile Photo

    by RhondaRuth Written Sep 24, 2003

    Favorite thing: At least today it was a calm day on the water. Just for Rhonda! You can get to Saint Michaels from land but there's nothing like traveling on the water, dropping your anchor and riding on a shuttle boat to the Crab Claw Dock!

    Fondest memory: Eating at the Crab Claw. Now that was an experience I'd like to do again!

    Anchor off St. Michaels shore.
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