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.

Historic Commission Meeting Zoom Link

Jul 27, 2021, 06:30 PM Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85915175548 Passcode: 144171 Or Join by Telephone, Dial: (646) 558-8656 Webinar ID: 859 1517 5548 Passcode: 144171

Public Notice: Ordinance Approval

On Monday, July 12, 2021, Town Council approved: Ordinance 2021-004 An Ordinance of the Town of Chesapeake City permitting the possession and consumption of alcohol in Pell Gardens and the dedicated surrounding areas on the day of the...

Carpenters Wanted

Looking for Concrete, Framing and Drywall Carpenters for building a New Great Wolf Lodge in Perryville MD.

Community Input

If you would like to submit your input on the Town’s Covid Policies on Outdoor Dining in Public Spaces, please submit it via email to Tonya Lockwood at  or drop it off at Town Hall by Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Election Results

Election results are in: Frank Vari - 139 Todd Grecco - 119 Ed O'Hara - 92 George Still - 51 Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all who ran!

Elementary School Redevelopment Update

At Monday’s Town meeting, the Mayor and Council decided to pause the redevelopment project to ascertain options for the property other than those outlined in the Town’s initial vision statement.