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Museum offers free admission to locals

Delmarva residents can explore the real 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse and many more exhibits free of charge Nov. 7-10 during Delmarva Days at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, Md.

During the four days, free admission will be given to residents showing their Delmarva address on a piece of identification or mail. The Delmarva region includes the entire state of Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia. General admission is otherwise free for museum members and kids under 6, or $13 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for children 6-17.

The museum features new art exhibits 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 entire Chesapeake Bay. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week, with picnics and dogs welcome.

For information, visit the museum in St. Michaels, online at, or call (410) 745-2916.