The town is located along Route 213 and is split north to south by the C&D Canal. This historic canal opened in 1829 and has provided important access to the Chesapeake Bay since. Ocean-going ships and tugs pulling barges can be seen passing through the center of town.
A visit to the C&D Canal Museum gives you a history of the canal, which joins the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays.
The southern portion of the town features the restored 19th century town, which has been declared a historic district. The district includes restored homes, antique and gift shops, and several restaurants and B&Bs.
For a view from the water, try a narrated cruise on a Chesapeake Bay deadrise with Miss Clare Tours, departing from the dock on the south side of town. Chesapeake City has contracted with the Miss Clare to provide free ferry service at selected times and dates from mid April to mid October. See ferry service dates and times.
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The closest chain hotels to Chesapeake City are located about 15 minutes away in Elkton Maryland.
If you want to stay in Chesapeake City, try one of the in-town bed & breakfasts or inns.