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. The city has a walking map available for download.
For a view from the water, take a cruise with Chesapeake City Water Tours. The cruises depart from the dock on the south side of town.
If you’re looking to get from one side of Chesapeake City to the other, the Chesapeake City Ferry shuttles people between the North and South sides. The trip takes about five minutes. Boarding cost is $3 per person each way, $5 round-trip. Bicycles are welcome. 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.