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Tour the Maryland Dove

October 7, 2021 - October 28, 2021

On Thursdays in October, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering the public a chance to go behind the fences of its working Shipyard for an immersive small group tour of the Maryland Dove build project.

Scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays October 7, 14, 21, & 28, the 45-minute tours will provide an up-close look at what it takes to build a historic maritime vessel in modern times. Led by CBMM’s shipwrights, each tour will give guests a more personal experience with its construction of Maryland Dove, a reproduction of the vessel that accompanied the first European settlers to Maryland in 1634. Slated for completion in 2022, the iconic ship is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by Historic St. Mary’s City.

To sign up, purchase tickets and for prices check the calendar events on the CBMM website or click here. Then, choose the date for your tour to register. There is a 20% discount offered to CBMM members and registration is required. . Please Note: CBMM’s working Shipyard is an active construction site; all participants are expected to wear closed toed, supportive shoes.

CBMM members play a critical role in supporting CBMM’s rich legacy of educational programs, fascinating and ever-changing exhibitions, and maintenance of the largest collection of Chesapeake watercraft in the world, including access to exclusive discounts, perks, and programming. To learn more about becoming a CBMM member, visit cbmm.org/membership.


Photo by: George Sass

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