Chesapeake City Maryland

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.



Due to Covid-19 please confirm hours for Restaurants, Shops & Events. Chesapeake City practices safe COVID-19 procedures, which include social distancing, mask wearing and proper sanitization.

Board of Appeals Meeting Zoom Link

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:30 pm Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84861738603 Webinar ID: 848 6173 8603 Passcode: 634382 Or Telephone: Dial: (646) 558 8656 Webinar ID: 848 6173 8603 Passcode:...

Town Council to hold Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Chesapeake City Town Council will conduct a public hearing on Monday, May 10, 2021, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of discussing an ordinance to amend the Sign Section of the Town of Chesapeake...

Town Council Meeting Zoom Link

Please click this URL to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83713038040 Webinar ID: 837 1303 8040 Passcode: 106316 Or Dial: (646) 558 8656 Webinar ID: 837 1303 8040 Passcode: 106316

Charrette Recap

Thank you to all who participated in last night's Charrette regarding the redevelopment of the Chesapeake City Elementary School Site.  We appreciate all of the feedback and comments from our Residents and Neighbors.  Here is a link to...

Chesapeake Scenic Byway Designated “ALL AMERICAN ROAD”

Chesapeake City is the starting point for the newly designated "ALL AMERICAN ROAD"!!!! This is wonderful news, which will bring national recognition to our area!!!! Please visit the link to get more information on this wonderful news!...

Household Hazardous Waste Day – April 18, 2021

Help us help the environment by participating in our household hazardous waste day event with medications acceptance from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm at the Cecil County Central Landfill Located at 758 E. Old Philadelphia Rd. (Rt 7), Elkton, MD.

Charter Amendment Resolution 2021-001 Passed

The Chesapeake City Town Council passed Charter Amendment Resolution 2021-001 at a meeting held on Monday, April 12, 2021. The Resolution was introduced on Monday, March 8, 2020, and a Public Hearing was held on Monday, April 12, 2021....

Community Service Patrol

Town of Chesapeake City is seeking a professional, personable, and capable individual to join our team. Deadline: March 31, 2021.