Maryland Dove Arrives at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM)

On Wednesday, September 15, the Maryland Dove arrived at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, Maryland, and will stay through Sunday, September 19. Local school groups will be touring the ship through Friday. The Maryland Dove will be open for boarding to all Museum visitors Saturday through Sunday.

The Maryland Dove is a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland. Built in a shipyard near Cambridge, Maryland, the Dove is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission.

Image: The Maryland Dove.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has a working boat yard, including rail facilities to haul historic boats in and out of the waters. For visitors interested in trying their hand at building a boat, CBMM offers Apprentice for a Day programs on weekends.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is open 10 – 5pm. The cost of admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for kids ages 6–17. Museum members and children under six are free. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.

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