Free summer admission for military families at CBMM

. May 24, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD is offering free general admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families now through Labor Day.

Free summer admission for militaryBlue Star Museums is a program offering free admission to museums for all active duty, National Guard, and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a partnership the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Blue Star Families, Joining Forces, MetLife Foundation and hundreds of museums across the country.

CBMM offers twelve exhibit buildings over 18 acres along the Miles River. Highlights of a visit include climbing and exploring the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, interacting with real shipwrights building authentic, wooden Chesapeake boats, taking a weekend river cruise on the 1920 buy boat Winnie Estelle, and engaging in numerous hands-on exhibits and family-oriented activities and events.

Two exhibits highlight a museum visit this year, including the waterfowling exhibit, “Carvers at the Crossroads: Sharing Ideas, Techniques and Styles across the Chesapeake’s Susquehanna Flats,” which opened April 12, and “Navigating Freedom: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake.”

To receive free admission, active-duty military personnel and their families need to show a military ID upon entry to CBMM. Special event admission is not included. CBMM also offers free, individual admission to all active military for the balance of the year. General admission is otherwise good for two days or is free for CBMM members. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit

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