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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

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6129 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671-1227
+1 410-886-9200
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Great to learn about sea creatures

This is a great place to learn about the ecology of the Bay. Take the kids. They will love all of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leslie S
Educational for young and old

Young volunteers are doing a great job of explaining the native marine life of the Chesapeake and... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
2TravelingMd
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Encounter the critters of the Chesapeake Bay at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center. We offer hands on educational experiences for all ages. See and touch the animals that live in the Chesapeake Bay. Learn how you can do your part to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay.
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“kayak launch” (2 reviews)
“little gem” (2 reviews)
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6129 Tilghman Island Rd, Tilghman, MD 21671-1227
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+1 410-886-9200
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to learn about the ecology of the Bay. Take the kids. They will love all of the sea creatures and activities. They also have a kayak launch on Knapps Narrows. You can go up into Back Creek, an isolated little...More

Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Young volunteers are doing a great job of explaining the native marine life of the Chesapeake and the environmental issues that impact it. Nice to see young people with that level of knowledge and interest.

Thank 2TravelingMd
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited during field trip of local high school students. They were helping in raising oysters for Harris Creek restoration project. Amazing education and developing appreciation for the life of the Bay. Doing it all on a shoestring budget.

Thank Toujours405
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Everyone in our family enjoyed the visit here. The staff were very knowledgeable and I learned a lot. My son loved getting to see the animals up close. It's a small center - but in a way that made for a more 'up close' experience....More

Thank dcbuckeye
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice quick stop for bite-size environmental education. Make sure to chat with the intern: what you see in the shed is only a fraction of their outreach. You'll get a sense for the great work so many people are doing to keep the Bay ship...More

Thank Christopher E
PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you, Christopher for the review! I am glad you had a good time while at Phillips Wharf. We have had a lot of trouble getting Google Maps to update our pin to the correct side of the Bridge, we are still working on that....More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

A chance to handle & learn about the local fauna. Spent a half hour talking with the knowledgable intern.

Thank VMR510
Reviewed 24 July 2016

When we were looking for things to do on Tilghman, one that intrigued us was the environmental center. An unpreposssing building located below the Knapps Narrows Bridge, it is not very obvious how to get in. We walked in down a hall, and when we...More

Thank Douglas M
PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you, Douglas, for your review! I am so happy to hear that you had a great time looking at and learning about the animals with Kathleen. Thank you for making us aware of the need for a welcome/entrance sign. The re-purposed oyster shucking house...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We went to Tilghman's Island for the day, to visit the environmental center. We were greeted by friendly, enthusiastic staff, who gave our family of five a tour. They answered my son's many questions, and were very informative. We saw juvenile and newly hatched horseshoe...More

Thank Love2Travel296
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I have always loved Phillips Wharf since its inception in a tiny crab shed on a local home owner's property and have watched it grow and grow!! The new education center that is under construction along with the new kayak launch and the refurbished waterfront...More

Thank lab12345
PWEC, Manager at Phillips Wharf Environmental Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

Thank you so much for your continued support of Phillips Wharf! We hope to see you this summer!

Reviewed 3 September 2015

Tilghman Island isn't exactly a tourist mecca, but the PW environmental center is making an effort to educate everyone about life in the Chesapeake Bay area. Most folks come to the Island to stay awhile and relax . Learn about life on the Bay here.

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Hello, We will be holding the Tri-Tilghman this year. It will be September 17th, 8 am start. We hope to see you there!
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