Welcome to Historic St. Michaels

Heart and soul of the Chesapeake Bay

St. Michaels has always been a well kept secret. It’s a small waterfront village on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Only about 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., it’s a popular weekend retreat for busy bees and an ideal retirement destination. The area fuses the culture normally reserved for larger cities — museums, galleries, fine dining — with land and wildlife conservation, historic colonial homes and the laid-back lifestyle of small waterfront villages. A deep sense of community make it a great place to raise families and grow old.

There’s plenty of great shopping and tons of restaurants. Grab a bite with friends; spend an afternoon sailing; find an antique chest of drawers for the hallway. Bike to the next town or play a round of golf at one of the area’s premier courses. That’s how people here tend to spend free time: enjoying the picturesque scenery and the simple pleasures of small-town living.


World-class cuisine and casual seafood bars on the harbor: St. Michaels has something for every palate.


Museums & Galleries

History and art aficionados will love the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the many galleries in town.


Antique shops and art galleries line Talbot Street. Find beautiful jewelry and apparel here too.


Beer, Wine & Spirits

Have a taste of wines and liquors distilled right in St. Michaels. There’s a brewery for beer lovers too.


In St. Michaels, it’s easy to stay active. Bicycling, kayaking, sailing and scenic nature trails are all close at hand.



Church bells fill the air on warm afternoons. There are several churches a short walk from the neighborhood.

St. Michaels Events

Stay in the loop

See what’s happening in St. Michaels.

The town of St. Michaels is busy all year long. From boat auctions to crab feasts, free concerts to art exhibits, there’s something going on every week, no matter your interests. If you want to see upcoming events in St. Michaels, be sure to check out the community event calendars on some of the websites below:
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Town of St. Michaels