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Maritime museum offers free admission

Free admission to the 18-acre waterfront campus and exhibits of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is being offered during the Dec. 7-9 “Christmas in St. Michaels” celebration.

“We wanted to offer free admission to not only support the event’s good works, but to also give everyone an opportunity to visit the museum free of charge,” museum vice president of communications Tracey Munson says.

Established in 1987 as an annual fundraiser supporting the St. Michaels community, Christmas in St. Michaels features several events including a parade, tour of homes, gingerbread house competition, marketplace and sweet shop.

During the three day event, free admission will be given to all museum visitors. General admission is otherwise $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for children 6-17, and free for museum members and kids under 6.

The museum features a new “Push and Pull: Life on Chesapeake Bay Tugboats” exhibit as well as a floating fleet of historic vessels, the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and many hands-on exhibits that share the stories of how people live, work, and play along the Chesapeake Bay.

For information, visit or call (410) 745-2916. For information about Christmas in St. Michaels, visit