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Town of Chesapeake City MD

Today, Chesapeake City is the only town in Maryland that is situated on a working commercial canal. Most of its interesting 19th-century architecture remains intact, and the area that encompasses it on the south bank has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. At the city dock, pleasure boaters find a tranquil harbor off the busy Inter-Coastal Waterway, of which the canal is a major element. From the basin, visitors can walk easily into town or tour the Canal Museum, where the story of the canal is told and the massive waterwheel and steam engines that filled the locks stand in mute testimony. Outside is a replica of the lighthouses that lined the canal in days gone by.

Chesapeake City now is a destination widely known for its unique inland view of ocean-going vessels, for the proudly preserved and displayed reminders of its history, and for its friendly hospitality. Travelers discover fine dining, picturesque stores, outdoor concerts, seasonal events, and outstanding bed & breakfasts. From its origin as a rough and rowdy boom town, through an era of dispiriting depression, Chesapeake City has emerged as a charming and interesting place with a warm welcome for its visitors.



Mosquito Spraying

Mosquito spraying began on Thursday, June 7, 2018, and will continue on a schedule of, every other Thursday morning between the hours of 1:00 am and 5:00 am, throughout the summer.

Chesapeake City Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks

Date & Time: July 1, 2018 from 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm Rain Date: Monday, July 2, 2018 Enjoy an evening of food, music, and fireworks. Festivities begin at 4:00 pm near Pell Gardens with food, vendors, and music. Fireworks Display – starts around 9:30 pm. Best Viewing is...

Price REDUCED!

The Town of Chesapeake City has 4 slips available in the basin for rental. $1275.00/Season (June - October) Please contact Town Hall Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm for inquiries or questions.

10th Annual Summer Canal Race 5K Walk/Run

Date & Time: Saturday, June 30, 2018 Time: Warm-up 6:00 AM Start of Race 8:00 AM Race Location: Schaefer’s Restaurant Bank St. Parking Lot Race Parking: Under the Chesapeake City Bridge Entry Cost: $25.00 with pre-registration by June 22, 2018 $30.00 after June 22,...

Single-Stream Recycling

PLEASE EMPTY OUT ALL FOOD AND LIQUIDS Food and beverage cartons Mixed paper: catalogues, magazines, newspapers, junk mail and envelopes Food boxes, toilet paper, and FLATTENED cardboard boxes Aluminum cans and empty aerosol cans Plastic bottles, jugs, containers and...

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