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Address: 218 Walnut Street, North East, MD 21901
Phone Number: +1 410-287-2675
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Upper Bay Museum is a non-profit all-volunteer organization, dedicated...

The Upper Bay Museum is a non-profit all-volunteer organization, dedicated to preserving the lifestyle of the waterman and hunter of the upper Chesapeake Bay.

The mission of the Upper Bay Museum is: to collect, preserve and display historical documents and artifacts; to use them to teach the Heritage of the Upper Chesapeake Watermen; to maintain the century-old H. L. Harvey Company commercial fish house as a museum building; to promote activities to conserve and propagate Chesapeake Bay waters, marine life, waterfowl and upland game.

We are typically open from Memorial Day to Labor Day each year. Check our website or Facebook page for details.

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Quick and informative

My family and I were intending to go to the museum, but never did until we were at the park. The docents were very friendly and answered several questions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
RicChris_Brown
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North East, Maryland
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North East, Maryland
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I were intending to go to the museum, but never did until we were at the park. The docents were very friendly and answered several questions.

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Thank RicChris_Brown
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

When Captain John Smith was exploring The Upper Chesapeake Bay, he discovered an area some 110 degrees northeast of his settlement on Palmer Island. Eventually this discovery led to the formation of North East, Maryland 21901. The river is spelled as one word (Northeast) but the town uses two. The whole three hundred plus years of this area are based... More 

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Thank wayne h
Landisville, Pennsylvania, United States
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Nice little by donation museum to visit if in the area if you have a strong interest in this type of thing. It was kind of boring without a strong interest and really not for children.

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Thank Charlene G
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Charlene! During our off-season last year, we developed a list of improvements to our displays. One item was an interactive display targeting children. We ran out of time to design and build it for this year - but we hope to have it ready for next year. Thank you for your feedback! Lori More 

Scituate,ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

While it is a small museum, it has some great artifacts and information from the area. The decoys of the area hunting and small boats are interesting. There is also a group of local guys who are here who have great knowledge of the area

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Thank DaveJoseph
Elkton, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

It's a good little museum. You can't beat it. Has a lot of local history for around the waters. Last time I checked it was free but it works off of donations.

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Thank Foodjunkie2004
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We do not charge admission, but we welcome any donations. We are a non-profit organization, so that means donations, gift shops sales, and fundraisers are how we pay the bills! :o) Thank you for your support! More 

Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is a duck hunter's paradise. Full of different boats, decoys, goose guns, blinds, and all paraphernalia related to duck hunting. Lanterns, stoves, photos, etc. Donations only so very affordable but they could probably use all the help they can get. Some really nice folks work there. Probably volunteers.

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Thank JacRet
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! I'm very happy you listed some of the other things that we have - I imagine if you've never visited, you could imagine that we only have decoys. We are a non-profit organization, so donations do really help, and we are all volunteers! Thank you for your support! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Museum is not always open. Check carefully about time schedule. Locals take care of the museum and the feeling of pride from those who run the museum, shows. Quaint place to visit.

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Thank ebven
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review - we aren't open all the time because we are a non-profit and all-volunteer organization. I apologize if we caused any inconvenience for your visit. If you have any suggestions for how to better "advertise" our hours / schedule to let people know, please e-mail me at info@upperbaymuseum.org. More 

North East, Maryland
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

If you are a local history buff, then The Upper Bay Museum is a place for you. Every item of local (waterman's) water history has been donated from families whose relatives have used them. Driving through North East will not locate the Museum....Even though it is only two block off of Main Street (RT#272 South). You can also fish (without... More 

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Thank wayne417
Hamilton
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

For those not familiar with a maritime life the museum shows one facet of that. Lots of decoys, and duck hunting gear on display. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Thank LovetoTravel6361
pennsylvania
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91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

The Upper Bay Museum is a compact museum with a lot of interesting bay history. The historian who I spoke with was very knowledgeable and interesting. Some of the displays really give an idea of what bay life was like "back in the day."

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