“The past actually happened. History is what someone took the time to write down.” ~ A. Whitney Brown
“The town that fooled the British” is a tagline that St Michaels Maryland
earned during the War of 1812. As I entered through the gates of the Inn at Perry Cabin and came upon the rose gardens with a fabulous garden conservatory, my exact thoughts were “I do, indeed, feel as if I am in England.”
Above: Garden Conservatory on Grounds of Inn at Perry Cabin
Below: Entrance to Inn at Perry Cabin
St. Michaels, named after the patron saint of mariners, is filled with seafaring history. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a popular attraction for tourists, and locals alike, who want to learn about the legacy of the town and share its place in history with children.
Above: Building at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Below: More sites on the grounds of the Museum
A trading post for trappers and tobacco farmers back in the mid-sixteenth century, today St. Michaels offers great recreational opportunity on the waters of the Miles River and Broad Creek, just some of the fabled places on the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay that author James Michener wrote about.
A well-preserved vintage port, my exploration of “St. Mike’s” was fun, educational and inspirational as I took in the museum, shops, art galleries and other sites in heart of Chesapeake Bay country. Join me as I share my journey from St. Michaels to nearby Tilghman’s Island through photographs.
Above: Entrance to Marina at St Michaels
Below: How to Read the Weather from A Stone
Below: The very charming “Parsonage Inn” (circa 1883)
Love the turret uniquely placed in the center, at the heart of the structure, rather than on the corner as so many typically are.
Photo above: Loved the name of this boat “Once Upon a Time.”
Bridge Restaurant at the Bridge onto Tilghman’s Island
To read more about the history of this region of Maryland, things to see and do, and to see more pictures, follow the links I have provided throughout this article. Thanks for visiting this site. Come back tomorrow!