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.

Public Safety Advisory Committee Safety Survey

The Town of Chesapeake City Public Safety Advisory Committee is looking for resident input and will be accepting submissions until March 20, 2021. If interested, please complete the following Safety Survey....

Reducing Risk In The Floodplai

A two-part virtual training opportunity offered by FEMA Region 3 to help local officials connect the dots between community floodplain management, hazard mitigation planning, emergency management, land use, and water resource management.

Chesapeake City Elementary School – Redevelopment Survey

The Mayor and Council of the Town of Chesapeake City would like your input regarding the redevelopment of the current Chesapeake City Elementary School Site. Please visit this link https://forms.gle/a5HnEL5Je8v87sdx7 to provide your...

Historic Commission to hold a Work Session

The Historic District Commission will hold a Work Session on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm to discuss Sign Standards and Guidelines for the Historic District. A link to view the meeting will be posted on the day of the meeting.

Historic and Board of Appeals Openings

The Town of Chesapeake City has openings on both the Historic District Commission and the Board of Appeals (the alternate seat is open).  If you are interested in joining one of these vital roles, please send a letter of interest to Tonya...

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!...

Historic Commission Meeting

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Feb 23, 2021, 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Historic Meeting Please click the link to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83538044358 Passcode: 061543 Or Telephone: Dial  646...

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, February 8, 2021. The Resolution was introduced on Monday, December 14, 2020, and a Public Hearing was held on Monday, January 11,...