Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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213 N. Talbot Street
St. Michaels
Saint Michaels
United States

About Us

The missionof the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) is to inspire an understanding of and appreciation for the rich maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal reaches, together with the artifacts, cultures and connections between this place and its people.The vision of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is to be the premier maritime museum for studying, exhibiting, preserving and celebrating the important history and culture of the largest estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay.

  • CBMM will be acknowledged as the leading center for education, exhibition and preservation of Chesapeake Bay maritime cultures.
  • CBMM will inspire cultural stewardship by preserving, document, and sharing stories, artifacts, skills, and the traditions of the generations of people who have lived and worked in the Chesapeake Bay region.
  • CBMM will emphasize how the connections between people and the Bay's natural environment have shaped unique, traditional cultures.
  • CBMM will provide opportunities for visitors to make connections between past human activities, present conditions and future possibilities.