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Richardson Maritime Museum

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Address: 401 High St, Cambridge, MD 21613-1804
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+1 410-228-1871
13:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Wed 13:00 - 16:00
Sat 13:00 - 16:00

This small museum is dedicated to Maryland's maritime heritage.

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Like so many communities with lovely museum collections, they are not supported nor are many grants made available. this, in my opinion, is the Richardson. This Museum has a... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2015
North East, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Saturday of Schooner Rendezvous 2016 was blustery and cool. We had enjoyed the highlights of this sailing craft festival. The local choir sang. The Vigilant Crew brought their living history displays over from Baltimore. The BBQ crew was firing up their beefy fare. We sauntered down brick paved High Street past gracious houses from centuries past. As one enters the... More 

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North East, Maryland
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Like so many communities with lovely museum collections, they are not supported nor are many grants made available. this, in my opinion, is the Richardson. This Museum has a lovely collection of maritime history and historical craft that were so important in the development and history of the Chesapeake Bay Watermen as well as Cambridge as one of the "queens"... More 

3 Thank wayne417
Ellicott City/Cambridge
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Many interesting displays. good display of boating history. Docents are very knowledgeable. a lot jammed into a small space. OK for kids.very good for Chesapeake history buffs.

1 Thank Nancy_M007
Cambridge, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Cambridge history visited by this museum. The craftmanship is displayed beautifully. Cambridge's relationship with the sea is shown here at every turn.

2 Thank James H
Cambridge, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

I am not sure, but it looks like this museum may be closing down?! Either way, it is a great little place. The museum guide was awesome, very passionate and knowledgeable about the topic (even with those of us who know nothing). It is a free museum, and you could spend five minutes or a few hours there depending on... More 

1 Thank Josie Mae R
Cambridge, Maryland
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

Enjoyed the free-Friday visit in February. Many new exhibits since my last visit and lovely gift store! It was a cold day, and they had tea and coffee, which really tasted great!

Thank Debby H
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

This museum has two parts. We visited the collection of artefacts, boat models, photos and information boards in downtown Cambridge but did not get time to visit the Ruark Boatworks, where boatbuilding is demonstrated. Neither facility is open every day so you need to check ahead of your visit. I did not see access suitable for wheelchairs at the museum... More 

1 Thank JaneyPC
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

Please to find it open since it often isn't. Small, free Bay oriented museum, which I've wanted to see for sometime since I knew the person it's named after. Worth one visit.

Thank Verne K
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2012

It's a cute historical museum if you're interested in the history of the watermen on the eastern shore

Thank Myrna F
Easton, Maryland
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2012

Lots of informative and well presented exhibits on local maritime history. Volunteers are very nice and knowledgable. A nice educational trip for all ages. Check before hand for hours.

1 Thank lovesfood93

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