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Richardson Maritime Museum

401 High St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1804
+1 410-228-1871
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Wonderful Museum very educational

It tells you how they lived and provided for thousands. It also makes it seem almost impossible... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Richard D
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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If you have a soft spot for boating or watermen or are just curious about Eastern Shore culture and... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
AnotherHappyTraveler
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Northern Virginia
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This small museum is dedicated to Maryland's maritime heritage.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“boat building” (2 reviews)
“eastern shore” (3 reviews)
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401 High St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1804
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+1 410-228-1871
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

It tells you how they lived and provided for thousands. It also makes it seem almost impossible for it to have been done. What a difficult life these people lived. Unbelievably hard work. Incredible craftsmanship with little to work with. My wife grew up on...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

If you have a soft spot for boating or watermen or are just curious about Eastern Shore culture and history, make time for this gem of a museum. This is a low-tech, personal collection fashioned around the life story of the incomparable local boat builder,...More

Thank AnotherHappyTraveler
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The artifacts, displays and photos are extremely interesting. Well worth going out of your way off HY 50.

Thank David W
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The next time you eat a hard shell crab or oyster, or have a crab cake, it is worth while to think how it got to the table. There are a breed of tough, no nonsense watermen, who caught that tasty delicacy for you. These...More

Thank Nelson H
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Saturday of Schooner Rendezvous 2016 was blustery and cool. We had enjoyed the highlights of this sailing craft festival. The local choir sang. The Vigilant Crew brought their living history displays over from Baltimore. The BBQ crew was firing up their beefy fare. We sauntered...More

Thank helios5356
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Like so many communities with lovely museum collections, they are not supported nor are many grants made available. this, in my opinion, is the Richardson. This Museum has a lovely collection of maritime history and historical craft that were so important in the development and...More

3  Thank wayne417
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Many interesting displays. good display of boating history. Docents are very knowledgeable. a lot jammed into a small space. OK for kids.very good for Chesapeake history buffs.

1  Thank Nancy_M007
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Cambridge history visited by this museum. The craftmanship is displayed beautifully. Cambridge's relationship with the sea is shown here at every turn.

2  Thank James H
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I am not sure, but it looks like this museum may be closing down?! Either way, it is a great little place. The museum guide was awesome, very passionate and knowledgeable about the topic (even with those of us who know nothing). It is a...More

1  Thank Josie Mae R
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Enjoyed the free-Friday visit in February. Many new exhibits since my last visit and lovely gift store! It was a cold day, and they had tea and coffee, which really tasted great!

Thank Debby H
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