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Steamboat Era Museum

Steamboat Era Museum

The museum honors the era of the steamboats that piled the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The Chesapeake was the highway for trade, travel and commerce linking small farming and fishing communities to international ports of Baltimore and Norfolk.

Adventures come to life as you view those who traveled the steamers tell their tales through video histories. See the magnificence of these luxurious vessels with oak carved staircases, polished brass, with dining rooms of white linens and silver. Imagine, while viewing one of the dioramas, the sights and sounds of the hustle and bustle at a steamboat wharf as stevedores load cattle and produce, and excited families climb aboard for an adventure to the international port city of Baltimore.

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Last updated: February 27, 2020
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