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Tilghman Island Waterman's Museum

On Tilghman Island we suggest a sail with Captain Wade on the Rebecca T. Ruark, a Lighthouse Tour  with Captain Mike Richards, or a romantic sail with Captain Jeff Mathias on the Lady Patty. Tours run seasonally May-October, depending on the weather. Tilghman Island Marina  rents kayaks, jet skis, and pontoon boats, and the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is expanding its educational facility, working with waterman to save the fisheries of the Bay.  The Tilghman Island Waterman’s Museum moved into one of the remaining 'W' houses on the island, and Crawford's Nautical Book Store is open on weekends. 

For the eco tourist, Poplar Island Tours are very popular, so much so they need to be scheduled months in advance. We will ensure you get an early breakfast to get to the boat on time.  Another great day trip is the scenic drive to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.  Past St. Michaels, you can cross the Choptank River on the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, established in 1683. In Oxford you can stop for lunch at the historic Robert Morris Inn, or enjoy the Scottish Highland Creamery, voted the 5th best ice cream in the US. The scenic drive to Blackwater can also include a stop at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant, which is not only a mysterious trip down old cowpaths turned road, but is good food.
St. Michaels has many, wondrous stores, restaurants and activities.  Our favorites include Olivins, Mike and Eric's Front Street Restaurant, and an informative and beautiful cruise up the Miles River on the Patriot.  The
 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
 is one of the best rated small museums, and holds many events such as the Classic Boat Show, Folk Festival, Boat Auction, and OysterFest. Christmas in St. Michaels is one of many town festivals.  Nearby Easton hosts Pleine Air Easton and the Waterfowl Festival, and has many galleries, authentic restaurants and high end antique stores. 
Black Walnut Point Inn  4417 Black Walnut Point Road  Tilghman Island, MD  21671