Maryland Maritime Heritage Foundation


We are the Maryland, Maritime Heritage Foundation. 

We are neither port nor starboard, fore or aft. We are the keel down, middle of the boat, giving it strength and purpose. We do what we all like doing the most: maintaining, preserving and restoring our classic and historical boats on land and enjoying them on the water!

Through the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival, a 501-c3 non-profit organization, we host an annual boat festival on the beautiful waterfront in Chestertown, Maryland dedicated to showcasing the legacy of traditional Chesapeake Bay Working, Sailing, Racing and Recreational boats.

MMHF was formed in 2004 and got off to a great start hosting annual events in Annapolis. In 2018 there was a reorganization and in 2020 a new Board of Directors (all classic and historical boat owners) was formed and plans for a new and exciting annual event began. 

We invite you to be a part of this exciting journey as we gather together to enjoy our passion for these beautiful historic and classic boats on and off the water.