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We have several interesting exhibitions for you to explore when visiting the Bayside History Museum.

Amusement Park at Chesapeake Beach 

Come and see the new exhibit dedicated to the Chesapeake Beach Amusement Park, complete with Merry-Go-Round and reproduced Dentzel carved carousel animals. 

A Day at the Beach 

“A Day at the Beach” featuring paleontology, archaeology, bathing beauties, restaurants, boating, fishing and gambling.



  Photo of a mother and her son looking for shells on the beach


Two of the Paleontology display cases

Sharks' teeth, whale bones, Indian implements, sea shells, coral...This exhibit has it all. Learn about the history of the region through the artifacts assembled here. This exhibit was designed especially for children. For more about this collection, see our What's New page.

Camp Roosevelt

Boy Scout uniform on maneking representing typical Camp Roosevelt attendee

Dining Hall at Camp Roosevelt

Camp Roosevelt, Maryland's first permanent Boy Scout Camp, is considered one of the earliest "permanent" camps in the country. After many restorations, it is still in use today as a private residence. Come to the museum to learn more about this famous Boy Scout Camp.

North Beach Fire Department 

North Beach Fire Department photo

Picture of Fire Dept fog nozzle for a deck gun - mounted on top of fire truck - circa 1950

The first North Beach Fire Station sat on land deeded to the North Beach Fire Department by Mrs. Dora West on October 17, 1926. Come see our North Beach Fire Department exhibit to learn more.

People and Places 

Old Uncle Billies sign

Gambling at Chaney's
Nell Smith at Chaney's Restaurant
playing the slots, circa 1950s.
This exhibit contains many interesting photographs and memorabilia documenting the region's people and places. Come see it all!

The War of 1812 

Learn the importance of the War of 1812 in this area.

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