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Tilghman Island

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Address: Tilghman Island Road, St. Michaels, MD
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+1 410-886-2500
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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Historic and picturesque island in Chesapeake Bay.

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Great for a gentle drive to some more remote parts of Chesapeake Bay

Tilghman Island makes for a gentle drive to some some of the more remote parts of Chesapeake Bay. In March, it was almost deserted and many paces were closed, but this is the... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
ochassot
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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite frankly, this place sounds (online) nicer than it is. We were there on a weekday in May and nearly everything was closed. So we drove up and down the main road. It's probably heavenly for people who live in big cities and crave absolutely no excitement when on vacation, or for people who want to go out on the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to the tip of Tilghman Island and only saw a few country stores and B&Bs. There were quite a few restaurants when you first cross the bridge but other than that, we didn't see many options. It seems like it's ideal if you have a boat or are engaging in water sports, otherwise, we did not find much... More 

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Captain Ron C, Owner at Tilghman Island, responded to this review

Jennifer, how come our quaint little fishing village only deserves 2 stars? Even 40 years ago when I was a tourist to Tilghman Island I would have given this Chesapeake Bay Paradise at least 4 stars. And then there was not nearly as much to do as there is now. Back then Tilghman's authenticity, friendly folks and awesome serenity were... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were first attracted to Tilghman Island after exploring Smith Island. Books about the Bay had led us to Smith, then to tour Crisfield and the crabbing industry. The oyster industry came next and the long history and many books on that led us to skipjacks and Dogwood Harbor. Twenty years ago, we explored the area, but stayed in St.... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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374 reviews
154 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Tilghman Island makes for a gentle drive to some some of the more remote parts of Chesapeake Bay. In March, it was almost deserted and many paces were closed, but this is the reason why I really enjoyed it.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We drove all over Tilghman Island taking in the wonderful Bridgewater landscape. It was a nice morning.

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Philadelphia
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

While I know that I was traveling in seriously off-peak season, I am not quite sure what anyone would actually do at Tilghman Island. I drove out from St. Michaels and the drive was pretty decent . . . it was a lovely day, so I took my time. But that is all I was able to do . .... More 

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Milton, DE
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love Tilghman Island. It is so peaceful. Almost like going back in time to where life wasn't so hectic and complicated. The people are quite friendly. You can walk to the Country Store and the people working there were nice and helpful. After going thru stress, this is the place to go. Beautiful sunsets. Unique homes. I would like... More 

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Thank Rainbow H
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The closer you get to the tip the better the sea views. Otherwise, it's worth a trip if you've already done most of St. Michaels area.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stopped for a snack at Harrison's!!! What a find! We had the pup with us and they let us sit on the patio w him. Oysters on half shell and oyster stew !! Yum! Service wonderful, watched oyster boats unload. Talked to a group back from charter fishing. Will return! Great prices! Owners pup came over to play with... More 

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Selbyville, Delaware
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89 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

After our visit to St. Michaels we decided to a drive to Tilghman Island. It wasn't far. It we discovered a fishing island that included a draw bridge, two restaurants and a lot of locals steering at you as you drove through their town. What seems to be a large island of this, its mostly farm land. The road will... More 

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