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Tilghman Watermans Museum

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Address: POB 344, Tilghman, MD 21671-0344

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Pleasantly surprising museum

We were walking along the water and saw the light house. In order to go in we had to enter the museum. We didn't expect anything much but found it to be interesting with... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Hilla I
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were walking along the water and saw the light house. In order to go in we had to enter the museum. We didn't expect anything much but found it to be interesting with interactive exhibits that are intertwined with the real life of area watermen as they are called here. Recommended.

Thank Hilla I
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A excellent tribute to watermen and the environment they work in. The folks that work there are outstanding and the displays are deeply informational. One cannot visit Tilghman Island without a stop here because one needs to understand history and what it means to those that lived it.

Thank Bob S
Washington, DC
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Since we stayed on Tilghman just a few blocks away from the museum, it was easy to stop by. I ended up getting a personal tour from one of the docents. It was a great way to learn more about the history of the area and appreciate it more.

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Medford, New Jersey
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

So much Tilghman history packed into this little museum! Our guide had a wealth of information about Tilghman, the watermen who worked these waters and the house itself. Worth the visit I found it very interesting .

Thank KKW1
Collingswood, New Jersey
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Several years ago, a local resident saw one of Tilghman's unique W-houses in danger of destruction by neglect, WIth her persistence and the assistance of the watermen and other residents of the island, she and other volunteers created and are continuing to build an excellent small museum on the life and history of the island. A visit us highly recommended.

Thank Douglas M
Leesburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 July 2016

They had a lot of detail in the exhibits. Very interesting place to visit. Love the oyster house exhibit.

Thank mldeeben
Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The Tilghman Watermen's Museum is located in one of the very few, if only one left, "W" houses, which were built many years ago to take advantage of the cool winds during hot summers. The museum is small and does not take long to go through, but shows very interesting history of Tilghman Island and of the boat building and... More 

Thank Dennis D
Tilghman, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Such an interesting collection of Tilghman art and watermen culture. Loved the exhibit on Bill Cummings art as well the historical rehabilitation of a unique Tilghman Island architecture.

Frankford, Delaware
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Amazing! They have restored this house,and made it into a wonderful example of all things Tilghman. The exhibits are enlightening and informative. Just take your time and browse~~

Thank Alexius2000
Philadelphia, PA
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42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Museum open specific days and times. Worth the visit for historical information, artifacts and exhibits of the heritage and culture of the island community. Well versed locals as guides and while there isn't an entrance fee, donations are accepted and appreciated.

Thank PhiladelphiaMary

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