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 all hours & times for Restaurants, Shops & Events
The Town practices safe COVID-19 procedures, which include social distancing, mask wearing and proper sanitization.


Special Session with a Public Hearing

The Town of Chesapeake City will hold a Special Session with a Public Hearing on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 6:30 pm, via Zoom for the following Ordinances.  The public can offer comments before or during the meeting by viewing the...

Mayor and Council Closed Session

A Closed Session will be called on Monday,  October 15, 2020 by Mayor and Council on 6:30 pm at Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, Maryland to consult with counsel to discuss the sale of Town Owned Property.

Town Council Meeting Rescheduled

The Town Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2020, has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

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: Your effort with the Veteran...

New Farmers Market

NEW! Friday Farm Market 4:00 - 7:00 In & around Beck’s Landing @ Town Hall

Trash & Recycling Collection Pushed Back

Due to the impending weather event our trash contractor MPK will be putting off regular trash collection until Wednesday & recycling collection until Thursday. Please take extra effort to secure your items on both days. Thank you and...

Sample Ballot

Click HERE to view a sample ballot for the upcoming election!

Town of Chesapeake City 2019 Water Quality Report

This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 2019 WATER QUALITY REPORT PDF To have a paper copy mailed to your home, please contact Town Hall at 410-885-5298.