Visiting St Michaels
St. Michaels' combination of popular marinas, inns and bed and 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.
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Plan plenty of time to visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. It's a big place with lots of buildings and boats spread out over its waterfront campus. Well worth seeing.
The Chesaepake 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.
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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Featured St Michaels Lodging
The Inn at Perry Cabin
This historic inn has been enjoyed by visitors for generations. The property has beautiful landscaped grounds that lead down to the shore of the Miles River. On-site restaurant and pub. See Rates
Harbour Inn and Marina
A waterfront resort with waterside swimming pool, restaurant and marina. Onsite spa. Harbour Lights Restaurant and Harbour Lights Tavern. Rooms have private balconies with water views. See Rates
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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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St Michaels Marinas
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Day and overnight docking is available at the museum for members at the contributing level.
Higgins Yacht Yard. Transient slips are available at this full-service boatyard. Lodging is available at the adjacent Two Swans Inn and vacation cottage rentals.
St Michaels Harbor Inn Marina & Spa. A full-service, 52 slip transient marina, with inn, spa, dining, and pool.
St Michaels Marina. Full-service marina located on the town side of the harbor. 54 transient slips. Pool, marine store, bike rentals.
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