"J. Millard Tawes Museum" Crisfield Tourist Trap Tip by grandmaR

Crisfield Tourist Traps: 1 reviews and 5 photos

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Admission to the museum is $2.50 each. It is very small, and in general is just above the level of a good science fair project. There is a single aquarium tank, a log canoe exhibit, and some exhibits on oysters and crabs. No photography is permitted in the museum. The gift shop is open less hours than the museum.

Unique Suggestions: There is a pretty interesting video tape which has a very good explanation of the history of the town - it was produced by MPT.

It includes the sex life of the crab. The female gets under the male and sheds her shell. He stands over her to protect her. She lies on her back, and allows him to fertilize her eggs. I had not know the details of this before.

Fun Alternatives: The best thing about the museum is the bus tour, and apparently if you take the bus tour (which lasts about an hour and costs $2.50) you can then get into the museum for $1.00 instead of $2.50.

They also had a guest exhibition of 'woolies' when we were there. These were needlework pictures (they might even be called crewel work), usually of tall ships, which were stitched with wool thread on linen or canvas by sailors in the same way that they also did scrimshaw work.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 12, 2003
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