St. Michaels, Maryland

Visiting St. Michaels

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St. Michaels’ combination of popular marinas, inns and bed & breakfasts, shops, and restaurants make it a favorite destination for boaters and folks visiting by car. Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the town is close to other popular destinations such as Easton and Oxford.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels

Hoopers Straight Lighthouse at CBMM

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recently opened a welcome center at 107 S. Talbot Street (across from the Acme).  The welcome center has information about the museum and other things to see and do around town.

St. Michaels has an assortment of restaurants offering everything from casual pizza to gourmet dining.  Tripadvisor’s restaurant reviews are a great resource for selecting something to suit your taste and budget.  Read St. Michaels Restaurant Reviews

You can see St. Michaels and the surrounding area by boat with one of the several cruise options available. The Patriot offers narrated cruises, with dinner and lunch options.  Or, if you’d like to experience the area on board a traditional sailing craft, make plans for a sail on the Skipjack H.M. Krentz or catboat Selina II.
 

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The Town That Fooled the British

St. Michaels is known as “the town that fooled the British” due to the clever action of early settlers.  During the early morning hours of August 10th, 1813, British barges off the coast of St. Michaels planned an attack on the town and a harbor fort.  The people of St. Michaels got word of the impending attack and hoisted lanterns high up onto the masts of their sailboats and into the tops of trees.  The high lights caused the attacking British to overshoot the town.  The ruse worked and only one house in St. Michaels was hit by cannon fire.  That house still stands today as a private residence and is known as the “Cannonball House.”  The cannon ball fell through the top of the roof and rolled down the stairs.  The Cannonball House is located on Mulberry Street, adjacent to St. Mary’s Square.


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