Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center

Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center, Chester: Hours, Address, Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center

Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center
4.5
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center (CHVC) provides visitors information needed to discover all that Queen Anne’s County has to offer! Visitor Center staff are available to assist with directions, information and local destination points of interest. While at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center be sure to check out the Chesapeake Legacy Museum. Here you’ll find interactive informational displays dedicated to the history, heritage, and culture of Queen Anne’s County. The museum also features a rotating artists series, displaying artwork with an emphasis on the Eastern Shore. Take the elevator or the spiral staircases to the outdoor viewing tower for breathtaking 360 views of the Kent Narrows Waterfront. On the grounds of the CHVC you will access the entrance to Ferry Point Park. Take the 530 ft boardwalk over the marsh to a secluded cove offering benches, picnic tables and a short walking trail over looking the Chester River.
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Kirk Young
Centreville, MD257 contributions
Couples
If you want to learn all about the history of the Chesapeake Bay and it’s surroundings then here’s where you want to visit. Just a great place to walk out to the waterfront point (dogs allowed) or pack a picnic lunch and throw a blanket down by the Kent Narrows inlet and watch all the boats cruise by.
Written 1 September 2020
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Ben_Theretoo406
Chevy Chase, MD3,337 contributions
Ben and Mrs Too have passed through Kent Narrows time and again. We have, in fact, dined there frequently, but never treated the area as a destination on its own. This week we did just that, and were treated to a great start by a very friendly and gracious docent.

The Chesapeake Exploration Center contains three or four rooms of artifacts, photographs, household and agricultural implements, even a floor standing ten inch black and white television set straight from the Uncle Milty days. Whippersnappers should ask their elders about Milton Berle.

Printed material pertaining to touring the immediate and surrounding areas is available, and it appears there is no question a traveler might ask which that charming lady cannot answer, then expound upon. She urged us to ascend the observation tower for a panoramic vista, and when we demurred due to our ages and the stairs up, she bobbed her head and immediately turned the switch to turn on the elevator. She was dead on about the view.

This is a great orientation to a destination which offers much, much more than at first meets the eye.
Written 23 October 2019
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Amers
Glen Mills12 contributions
Couples
The views are spectacular, we took the walk to Ferry Point Park and enjoyed seeing the wildlife. One of the paths was flooded out but we still enjoyed an afternoon walk to the water's edge. The staff was very helpful in suggesting local breweries and eateries on Kent Island and we ended up at Club Classic Brewery and enjoyed their beer flight with local authentic Mexican food.
Written 15 May 2019
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Sobetree
Kent Island, MD96 contributions
We went here with my Kids .Staff was very friendly ,attentive and very informative. You can get brochure anything from fishing ,boating ,chesapeake bay ,maps,etc,places to see.You can also see history of the bay and artifacts.There is an elevator to go to the top floor for a nice view of the Bay. Clean Bathroom.
Written 27 August 2018
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Marcia P
Silver Spring500 contributions
Couples
We stopped at the Visitors Center to learn a little about the area, we were given maps and information by a very well versed clerk. We enjoyed visiting the small museum with displays on what goes on in the small Chesapeake Bay towns on the Eastern Shore. Crabbing, fishing,
Written 26 August 2018
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470mattewm
Chester, MD5 contributions
Family
Great for young and old,lots of history of the area and a nice scenic walk path.Great view of the Kent Narrows and waterways.Sunsets are great and views of wildlife and Ospreys abound.
Written 6 August 2018
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Alice F
13 contributions
Family
We were greeted with donuts and a smile. It was a very nice and interesting place to visit on a very rainy and windy day. Learned so much about the Chesapeake! And a person working in the center was most lovely and welcoming :)
Written 27 July 2018
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Christi D
Annapolis, MD84 contributions
Solo
As others have noted, the center staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the past and present. Take a walk on the board walk. The marshlands are teeming with life. Watermen still have a major role in the economy. Settlers were drawn to the Chesapeake for the richness and diversity of wild and marine life. Enjoy the view across the Narrows and take a moment to savor the slower pace.
Written 22 July 2018
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Sue M
Macungie, PA91 contributions
Couples
We stopped in after riding the Cross Island bike trail. The gal at the desk told us about a little beach that was right out the back door...rode our bikes out and it was beautiful. Ferry Point Beach I think. The center has a cute little museum and a spiral staircase lookout...wonderful stop and great information about the whole Maryland shore.
Written 7 June 2018
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Bill S
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina72 contributions
Family
Hiked out from center to beach. Looked out from the tower observations platforms. 7-year old enjoyed the time. Interesting information on the area and ecosystem.
Written 12 March 2018
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Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM