Walking Tours Offered by St. Michaels Museum


Once again, the board of the St. Michaels Museum is pleased to offer its popular walking tours.  Every Saturday morning, docents lead tours beginning at 10:00 am.  The tours start at the Museum, at the corner of E. Chestnut and St. Mary’s Square. Two tours are offered, on consecutive Saturdays.

On the first and third Saturday, the tour topic is “Historic St. Michaels: Its People, Places and Events”. This tour is given on the 1st Saturday as a ninety-minute walking tour and in a shortened version with minimal walking on the 3rd and 5th Saturdays. The tour highlights life in St. Michaels during the 19th Century. Stories will be told by viewing many restored structures from that era and describing the life of famous and typical residents of these times including Frederic Douglass.

On the second and fourth Saturdays, the tour topic is “Frederic Douglass, a slave, in St. Michaels, 1833-1836”. This tour is given in a shortened version with minimal walking on the 2nd Saturday. On the 4th Saturday the tour is expanded to a ninety- minute walking tour and gives a view of the early life of St. Michaels’ most famous 19th century resident and the most important African American Abolitionist in the Civil War.

Cost of each tour is $10 for adults and $5 for youth (ages 6-17). The tour departs from St. Michaels Museum. Tours are also available upon request for groups of five or more. For more information, please call 410-745-9561 or visit www.stmichaelsmuseum.org.  Regular hours for the museum are Friday, 1:00 to 4:00, Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for youth (ages 6-17). All other times by appointment.  The museum entrance is ADA accessible.

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