Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum offers reduced winter admission

. December 20, 2018

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering a reduced daily admission fee of $5 per guest from Jan. 2, 2019 through March 31, 2019. CBMM members enjoy free general admission all year long, as well as Museum Store discounts, reduced festival admission and program fees, and more.

The new one-day admission rate is offered to encourage guests to explore CBMM’s many indoor exhibitions and numerous boat restoration programs currently underway in the Shipyard.

Special exhibitions include Exploring the Chesapeake: Mapping the Bay, in display in the Steamboat Building through March 17, and Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunner and Co-Ops, on exhibition in the Waterfowling Building through March 31.

Exploring the Chesapeake: Mapping the Bay includes an over-sized, interactive map of the Chesapeake Bay and looks at the different ways the Chesapeake Bay has been portrayed through mapping and charting over time. The exhibition presents changes in maps as an expression of what people were seeking in the Chesapeake: natural resources, transportation, and more, and is generously sponsored by Ellen and Norman Plummer, and the Maryland State Arts Council, and is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunner and Co-Ops shares the stories of Maryland’s Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs, and other artifacts. The exhibition is generously sponsored by Judy and Henry Stansbury, and the world’s leading decoy auction firm, Guyette & Deeter.

Shipyard programs include the restoration of 1912 river tug Delaware, and the construction of five-log sailing canoe Caroline, all done in full public view. CBMM’s Rising Tide Program and Apprentice for a Day Shipyard programs will also be underway over the winter months. Daily progress updates and more about CBMM’s Shipyard programs can be found at

From April through December, general admission to CBMM is good for two days, excluding festivals, and is $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students, and retired military; and $6 for children ages 6–17. Active military, CBMM members, and children ages 5 and under receive free general admission all year long.

Located along the Miles River in historic St. Michaels, Md., CBMM’s campus is a short walk or drive to area restaurants, shops, inns, hotels, and other attractions. Free admission covers access to CBMM’s numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working Shipyard, and numerous permanent and changing exhibitions focused on the traditions, environment, and history of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.

CBMM is open daily from 10am–4pm, with a snow closure policy that follows that of Talbot County Public Schools.

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