Museum/Program/Site States: Maryland

Richardson Maritime Museum

The Museum was founded in memory of Capt. James B. Richardson, a prominent local boatbuilder. “Mr. Jim’s” dedication to the traditional wooden boatbuilding skills and to passing on those skills to new generations of boatwrights inspired the founders of the Museum to establish an organization dedicated not just to preserving his memory, but to continuing…

US Naval Academy Museum

The US Naval Academy Museum welcomes more than 100,000 visitors annually from all over the world. Located in Preble Hall on the grounds of the US Naval Academy, the museum offers two floors of exhibits about the history of seapower, the development of the US Navy, and the role of the US Naval Academy in…

Calvert Marine Museum

The Calvert Marine Museum, designed and built by volunteers on land provided by John Bluster, was established on Solomon’s Island, Maryland, on October 18, 1970 under the aegis of the Calvert County Historical Society. It soon outgrew its original facility and was moved to the present nine-acre site in 1975. It was at this time…

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum educates youth and adults about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. The museum accomplishes this mission through an engaging suite of hands-on programming and by bringing visitors to its unique location, at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking…

Maryland Center for History and Culture

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. Originally founded as the Maryland Historical Society in 1844, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community by exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland. As the oldest continuously operating nonprofit cultural…

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Historic Ships in Baltimore is the steward of the US Sloopsloop-of-War war Constellation, US Submarine submarine Torsk, US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, Lightship 116 Chesapeake, and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. It is also the custodian of related artifacts, materials, and histories from these national treasures, celebrating over 200 years of naval and maritime history. The…

Curator of Ship Models, US Navy

In 1883, the US Navy’s Bureau of Construction and Repair began a policy of constructing and retaining contemporary exhibition-type models of most new classes of warships. Since 1942 the program has been located at the David Taylor Model Basin in West Bethesda, MD. Under the auspices of the Bureau’s successor, the Naval Sea Systems Command,…

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was founded in 1965 on Navy Point in St. Michaels, a Talbot County riverfront village on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The museum’s 18-acre waterfront campus was once the site of a busy complex of seafood packing houses, docks, and workboats. A landmark on the campus, the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, has not…