St. Michaels Historic District

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St. Michaels Historic District
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St. Michaels Historic District is located in Maryland
St. Michaels Historic District
St. Michaels Historic District is located in the US
St. Michaels Historic District
Location Saint Michaels, Maryland
Coordinates 38°47′4″N 76°13′24″W / 38.78444°N 76.22333°W / 38.78444; -76.22333Coordinates: 38°47′4″N 76°13′24″W / 38.78444°N 76.22333°W / 38.78444; -76.22333
Area 105 acres (42 ha)
Built 1778 (1778)
Architectural style Italianate, Gothic Revival, Federal
NRHP Reference # 86002427[1]
Added to NRHP September 11, 1986

The Saint Michaels Historic District encompasses the historic center of Saint Michaels, Maryland, U.S.A. The late 18th- and early 19th-century town is a small seaport on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay which has retained a high degree of historic integrity. Of particular interest are an unusual number of gallery-fronted houses.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

While writing Chesapeake, James Michener lived here, both researching for the book and experiencing life in the historic town.[3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Paul Touart (March 1986). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: St. Michaels Historic District" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  3. ^ "The Heart & Soul of the Chesapeake Bay". Boating in St. Michaels. MarinaLife. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 

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