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Upper Bay Museum

219 W Walnut Street, North East, MD 21901
+1 410-287-2675
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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... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
RicChris_Brown
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North East, Maryland
This Museum Culture dates back to 1608!

When Captain John Smith was exploring The Upper Chesapeake Bay, he discovered an area some 110... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
wayne h
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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 The mission of the Upper Bay Museum is: to collect, preserve and display historical documents and artifacts; to use them to teach the Heritage of the Upper Chesapeake Watermen; to maintain the century-old H. L. Harvey Company commercial fish house as a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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31 Oct 2016
“Quick and informative”
15 Oct 2016
“This Museum Culture dates back to 1608!”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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219 W Walnut Street, North East, MD 21901
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+1 410-287-2675
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

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.

Thank RicChris_Brown
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi - thank you for your review! I'm glad you were able to stop in while you were in the park.

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...More

Thank wayne h
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wayne, thank you so much for the detailed and positive review! Wow!!

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.More

Thank 49charleneg
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

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...More

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

Thank DaveJoseph
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.

Thank Foodjunkie2004
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

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!

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...More

Thank JacRet
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

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...More

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.More

Thank ebven
LoriBouchelle, Volunteer at Upper Bay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2016

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 /...More

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...More

Thank wayne417
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.

Thank LovetoTravel6361
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."

2  Thank peachgirl_10
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