• The working watermen community of Tangier Island VA at sunset. Photo by Starke Jett.

    Chesapeake Bay

Indoor Activities

Fabulous museums -- casual and fancy -- put you smack dab in the life of a Chesapeake waterman, decoy carver, sea captain, American Indian, or a wildlife scientist. Here are a few suggestions:

Annapolis Maritime Museum -- Annapolis, MD

Captain Avery Museum -- Shady Side, MD

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum -- St. Michaels, MD

Calvert Marine Museum -- Solomons, MD

Delmarva Discovery Center -- Pocomoke, MD

Deltaville Maritime Museum -- Deltaville, VA

Havre de Grace Decoy Museum -- Havre de Grace, MD

Havre de Grace Maritime Museum -- Havre de Grace, MD

J.Millard Tawes Museum and Ward Brothers Workshop -- Crisfield, MD

Mariners' Museum -- Newport News, VA

National Aquarium - Baltimore, MD

Nauticus, the National Marine Maritime Center --Norfolk, VA

Reedville Fishermen's Museum -- Reedville, VA

Richardson Maritime Museum -- Cambridge, MD

Seaford Museum & Gov. Ross Mansion & Plantation -- Seaford, DE

Steamboat Era Museum -- Irvington,VA

Virginia Living Museum -- Newport News, VA

Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art -- Salisbury, MD

Watermen's Museum -- Yorktown, VA

Did You Know?

Striped Bass

The Bay supports more than 3,600 species of plants, fish and animals, including 348 species of finfish, 173 species of shellfish and over 2,700 plant species.