Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Environment


213 N TALBOT STST MICHAELS, MD 21663 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.


Serving more than 75,000 guests each year, every aspect of fulfilling our mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats, 12 exhibition buildings, and changing special exhibitions, all set in a park-like waterfront setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s collection of historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft-maintained by shipwrights and their apprentices in our working Shipyard-is the largest in existence. The small boat collection includes crabbing skiffs, workboats, and log canoes.

CBMM is a fully accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums, offering interactive exhibitions, tours and scenic boat rides, demonstrations, boat rides on the Miles River, hands-on education programs for children and adults, and annual festivals that celebrate the Chesapeake Bay culture, boats, seafood, history, and people.

CBMM’s Volunteer Program engages community members to participate in our mission to make the Chesapeake Bay available and accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities. CBMM fosters a collaborative environment where volunteers are empowered to participate and grow, and is committed to making volunteering and community participation accessible to people of all backgrounds and experiences..


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