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Tilghman Island

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Address: Tilghman Island Road, St. Michaels, MD
Phone Number: +1 410-886-2500
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 12:00 - 18:00
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Historic and picturesque island in Chesapeake Bay.

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The greatest place for a trip back in time. No traffic, friendly people, great views and wonderful oysters, crabs and seafood.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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Livingston, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I spent two nights in Tilgham and really enjoyed it. We are not boaters or fishers, so, as has been stated, there was not much to do. We were looking for a beautiful setting to get away for a bit, have a few drinks on the water, eat some good local seafood, and relax - and we... More 

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Rockaway, NJ
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's a nice ride from St Michaels to the island, but not much to see or do there other than a few eateries. Nice view of Chesapeake Bay at the lower end of the island.

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Thank Ken N
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The greatest place for a trip back in time. No traffic, friendly people, great views and wonderful oysters, crabs and seafood.

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1 Thank GypsyLily
Amissville, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We followed Talbot County's bike trail map and were very disappointed. That is fall advertising! First of all, there are no trails! It is mostly riding on busy highways and there are no bike lanes, just the shoulder that disappears in some areas. Only St. Michael and Oxford are worth visiting but don't waste your time riding your bike around,... More 

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Philadelphia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

If you are in St. Michael's, take the time to drive to Tilghman Island. A lovely drive through a quiet, scenic community. We were there on a weekday summer morning, so very quiet.

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1 Thank Buckslolo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

During a trip to St Michael's we decided to take a drive out to Tilghman Island. We had heard of it but had never been there. In summary, the drive to the end of the island is quite scenic but there isn't a lot to do there. If you are looking for a side trip from St Michael's for lunch,... More 

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1 Thank DomerMike
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The island time forgot. The Tilghman Inn is out of business and looks like a great spot to shoot a horror movie ... Great views of the bay . . . But otherwise, don't bother.

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5 Thank Robert M
Captain Ron C, Manager at Tilghman Island, responded to this review

So let me get this straight, you write a bad review for the entire island just because there is one business on the island that doesn't meet your expectations. You didn't bother to mention that there are plenty of other very successful businesses here that do a super job of hosting tourists. The fact that our little island has been... More 

Northern Virginia, Virginia
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420 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tilghman Island is a great destination to drive to and explore if you want to get away from the more touristy St. Michaels. We had an opportunity to take a drive here after our sail on Lady Patty and we found it peaceful and pastoral. Having stayed at a B and B on the island about 10 years ago, we... More 

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1 Thank M H
Collingswood, New Jersey
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Cross the Knapps Narrow drawbridge from the mainland, and you are in a place apart. Tilghman Island, a large flat island in the Chesapeake invites exploration by car or bike. Your exploration can include birding, watching osprey, eagles and peregrine soar, driving or biking quiet streets and roads, exploring the excellent and diverse stock of its bookshop, eating great meals... More 

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2 Thank Douglas M
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

After a great visit to St Michael's we drove over to Tilghman Island and we're so glad we did. We found a charming place to have some lunch and an beautiful Inn which we plan on staying at in the future.

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