Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Historic Structures

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Historic BuildingsFive historic buildings are original to the Museum site and are included in the St. Michaels National Register District:

  • c. 1890 Eagle House, once the home of a steamboat captain
  • c. 1860 Dodson House, transformed into a waterfront guest house in 1886 with an unusual three-story porch
  • c. 1860 Higgins House, a modest frame house with an elegant double porch
  • c. 1875 Webb House, houses the Museum Store, but originally built for the owner of a sawmill and later housed African American entrepreneur William H.T. Coulbourne of Coulbourne & Jewett seafood packing house located on Navy Point
  • a 1933 cannery warehouse built on pilings along the waterfront, which was constructed from pieces of an earlier steamboat/railroad terminal.

Other structures were moved to the site including:

  • 1888 Point Lookout fog bell tower
  • 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, one of only three surviving Chesapeake Bay cottage-style lighthouses.
  • Mitchell house (c. 1840) , a small cottage once owned by free black Peter Mitchell and Eliza Bailey Mitchell, sister to Frederick Douglass
  • c. 1880 Tolchester Beach Bandstand

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663

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