Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Holiday Open House is December 12

On Wednesday, December 12 from 4 to 7 pm, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with an open house that includes libations, light refreshments, caroling, store discounts, free gift wrapping, door prizes for CBMM members, and more.

During the event, shoppers will receive a one-day-only, 25% total discount on their total Museum Store purchases. Members will also have the opportunity to purchase half-priced gift memberships for new members to the museum, excluding life memberships.

Each year, CBMM’s historic structures, exhibition buildings, and boats are decorated in holiday greenery, created by CBMM volunteers and staff. CBMM also lights the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and a small tree set atop the mast of the 1909 seven-log crab dredger, Old Point.

Over the winter, CBMM is restoring the 1912 river tug Delaware, and building a new, five-log canoe, named Caroline. All work is being done in full public view in the Shipyard.

The December 12 event is free and open to the public, with ample parking and no need for reservations. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.

CBMM Museum Store