Our mission is to demonstrate the role Chesapeake Bay Watermen, from pre-colonial to modern times, have played in the shaping of our nation. We provide a historical display of exhibits, crafts and methods of their trade, and a look into their lives.
The Watermen’s Museum offers school and civic groups educational field trips and we conduct summer children’s programs, such as Archaeology, Boatbuilding, Nature Explorer, and Pirate programs. We also have a volunteer team that operates our Chesapeake Bay boat building program, constructing and refurbishing boats ranging from a two-person skiff to a colonial gunboat being built on our beach.
Our gift shop carries a variety of nautically-themed books, jewelry, and much more. The Museum also offers rentals of its Carriage House, Events Tent and Deck, and our Beachfront for corporate and private special events, weddings and receptions.
Come by for a visit, browse our site, or contact us for more details on any of our program and rental offerings.
And, If you are fortunate enough to arrive at the right time, you could see a ship-to-shore cannon battle like this Schooners and Land Battery Exchange Fire (Courtesy Schooners Alliance and Serenity)
Hours of Operation
April 1 through December 23
Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM, Closed Mondays (Except some Monday Holidays)
December 24 through March 31
Closed – Except for Special Events and Scheduled Tours
Seasonal Grand Re-Opening is April 1st
Members and Active Duty Military – FREE
Adults – $5
Seniors and Students – $4
Under 6 – Free
The Watermen’s Museum has a nondiscrimination policy that the organization, our staff, and our working volunteers will not, by policy or practice, discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.