Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for admission for two (up to $30 value)
- $30 for admission for four (up to $60 value)
Admission is regularly $6 for children ages 6–17 and free for younger kids and active military members. See the museum’s hours to plan your visit.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Spanning 200 miles and slicing through the middle of Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay plays a pivotal role to the Old Line State and the ships that pass through it. Visitors to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum get an interactive education in the history of life along its shores, from Native Americans to 17th-century traders to contemporary diesel-engine vessels.
- Size: 18 acres, which includes 35 buildings (10 open to the public) and 85 boats
- Eye Catcher: the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, built in 1897, saved from demolishment in 1965, and transported to its current location on Navy Point a year later
- Living History: At the boatyard, watch working shipwrights and their apprentices building and restoring real vessels.
- Don't Miss: the other interactive entertainments du jour—perhaps a talk from a skipjack captain, crab picker, or decoy carver, depending on the day
- Special Programs: Lighthouse Overnight Adventures for kids; boater-safety classes; summer camps
- Parking: Sure, you can arrive by car. But if you've got a boat, simply pull up to the docks. Parking is free.