Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Tours at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Guided and Self-Guided Tours | Adults | Kids | School Groups |Youth Groups | Tour Groups

General Tours| Highlight Tours | Specialty Tours| Youth & Adult Ecology Cruises



Visitor Experience

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

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CBMM Tours








The Museum visitor has many options for touring the campus, including self-guided and guided walking tours, and scenic river cruises aboard the historic 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle. Museum staff is available in the Welcome Center to assist you in planning your visit, including the appropriate tour, the availability of special programs and exhibits to see, and general information.

Contact Education Assistant Allison Speight at 410-745-4941 or with questions or to book your tour.

Land Tours

Visitors can easily explore the Museum through a self-guided tour using the Vistitor's Guide, however, the Museum’s guided highlight tour introduces visitors to the Museum and the themes that run throughout its 10 exhibit buildings, floating fleet, and waterfront campus.

Adult Guided tours for groups of 10 more visitors are also available with advance reservations.

PDF CBMM Group Tour rates and Information
PDF A Day in St. Michaels Package Tour For Groups
PDF A Brief Overview of CBMM

Youth Guided tours for groups of 10 more visitors are also available with advance reservations.



Water Tours

Winnie Estelle Schedule: 30-minute cruises on the Miles River

May - September
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 
12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm 
$25 Combined Ticket - River Cruise & Two Day Admission
$15 Non-CBMM Members
$10 CBMM Members 
$5 Children ages 6-17
FREE Children under six

Tickets are available at CBMM's Welcome Center, the day of your visit. Museum admission is NOT required to take a cruise.
All cruises are weather dependent.

The Winnie Estelle is available for private charters, and special adutl & youth education tours.


Handicap Accessibility

The Museum’s facilities are handicapped accessible, with the exception of the Hooper Strait Lightouse and the upper decks of the Boat Shop. When planning to visit or attend a program, please call ahead for assistance.


Pets are welcome on campus, when leashed and picked up after. Visitors are reminded to use trash and recycling receptacles available throughout campus. Small children must be accompanied by an adult around our waterfront areas, on docks and piers.