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Tilghman Island

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Address: Tilghman Island Road, St. Michaels, MD
Phone Number:
+1 410-886-2500
12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 12:00 - 18:00

Historic and picturesque island in Chesapeake Bay.

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Relax, Relax, Relax

Just the place to go to chill out and have a quiet time. A few places to eat, some fishing opportunities and boat moorings. We took the time to explore some of the side roads... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 September 2016
Chris H
Bristol, England
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While I know that I was traveling in seriously off-peak season, I am not quite sure what anyone would actually do at Tilghman Island. I drove out from St. Michaels and the drive was pretty decent . . . it was a lovely day, so I took my time. But that is all I was able to do . .... More 

Thank Jenny H
Milton, DE
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love Tilghman Island. It is so peaceful. Almost like going back in time to where life wasn't so hectic and complicated. The people are quite friendly. You can walk to the Country Store and the people working there were nice and helpful. After going thru stress, this is the place to go. Beautiful sunsets. Unique homes. I would like... More 

Thank Rainbow H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The closer you get to the tip the better the sea views. Otherwise, it's worth a trip if you've already done most of St. Michaels area.

Thank Gery S
Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We stopped for a snack at Harrison's!!! What a find! We had the pup with us and they let us sit on the patio w him. Oysters on half shell and oyster stew !! Yum! Service wonderful, watched oyster boats unload. Talked to a group back from charter fishing. Will return! Great prices! Owners pup came over to play with... More 

Thank sg0m0
Selbyville, Delaware
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

After our visit to St. Michaels we decided to a drive to Tilghman Island. It wasn't far. It we discovered a fishing island that included a draw bridge, two restaurants and a lot of locals steering at you as you drove through their town. What seems to be a large island of this, its mostly farm land. The road will... More 

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We drove from St. Michael's through Tilghman Island after the hour or two it takes to stroll downtown St. Michael's. Although it was a pleasant drive through this harbor village, there wasn't much to see or do. We did get out at the lookout at the tip of the island for a view of the bay, but that was about... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Go to Harrison's for party boat fishing. Professional all the way. Super clean boat and great captain. The best

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Bristol, England
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506 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Just the place to go to chill out and have a quiet time. A few places to eat, some fishing opportunities and boat moorings. We took the time to explore some of the side roads - interesting for people from outside the USA who want to see what life on the island is really like.

Thank Chris H
Baltimore, Maryland
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259 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are looking for a place to fish or go out on a lil' boat run from then look no further. Tilghman is an old Eastern shore town with much of nothing going if. If you like that sort of thing it's great.

Thank BaltimoreRedbird
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Tilghman Island is a long, flat island with some good restaurants (Characters, Two If By Sea, and Marker Five just across the bridge among others). It is a very quiet and calm place. A fantastic nautical bookstore is open on the weekends, and there is a small fishermen's museum as well. A number of boat excursions are available on island... More 

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