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.



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Planning Commission Meeting Zoom Link

Please click this URL to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89260730391 Webinar ID: 892 6073 0391 Passcode: 369440 Or join by phone: Dial: US: (646) 558 8656 Webinar ID: 892 6073 0391 Passcode: 369440

Facade Grant Applications

The Town of Chesapeake City is happy to announce that applications are now available to property owners for the Façade Improvement Grant. Applications are available at Town Hall (upon request) or may be downloaded here (put attachment...

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....

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...

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!...

William Donald Schaefer Award

The Town of Chesapeake City would like to congratulate Susie Webster-Campbell for earning the William Donald Schaefer Award for Cecil County.  Please watch the official video here: https://youtu.be/4RON-WJjF-c Your effort with the Veteran...