Plan Your Visit

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is located on the Knapps Narrows waterfront of Tilghman Island, MD - one of the last working watermen villages on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

A picturesque 15 minute drive south of historic St. Michaels, Phillips Wharf offers a hands on, real life Chesapeake Bay experience, and is a great complement to a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and other sites located in St. Michaels, Easton and throughout Talbot County.

Phillips Wharf is open to the public throughout the year and offers numerous activities for children, adults and families.. To plan your trip or for more information, contact us by phone at (410)886-9200 or email at info@pwec.org.

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Thank you Tidewater Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Associates for being a sponsor of our 2017 Tri Tilghman. Registration is still open! Sign up today for what is sure to be a great race!
SUP's Welcome
phillipswharf.org/events/tri-tilghman/
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Thank you Tidewater Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Associates for being a sponsor of our 2017 Tri Tilghman.  Registration is still open! Sign up today for what is sure to be a great race!
SUPs Welcome
http://phillipswharf.org/events/tri-tilghman/

Shouting a huge THANK YOU to Jason Schmidt and Quaker Neck LLC for volunteering their time to make our campus look beautiful. They did a wonderful job placing the personalized bricks into our front patio.

If you bought a brick stop by and check it out. If you are interested in your very own brick please shoot an email to missy@pwec.org
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Shouting a huge THANK YOU to Jason Schmidt and Quaker Neck LLC for volunteering their time to make our campus look beautiful.  They did a wonderful job placing the personalized bricks into our front patio. 

If you bought a brick stop by and check it out.  If you are interested in your very own brick please shoot an email to missy@pwec.org

If you want to accomplish a personal goal, or just have a great experience with friends and family, then sign up for Tri Tilghman. Phillips Wharf's adventure triathlon offers kayak/SUP, bike and run challenges on scenic Tilghman Island. Do one leg or the whole race, it's up to you!

Registration is limited to the first 100 to ensure a safe enjoyable race.

For more info or to sign up check out our website phillipswharf.org/events/tri-tilghman/
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If you want to accomplish a personal goal, or just have a great experience with friends and family, then sign up for Tri Tilghman.  Phillips Wharfs adventure triathlon offers kayak/SUP, bike and run challenges on scenic Tilghman Island. Do one leg or the whole race, its up to you!

Registration is limited to the first 100 to ensure a safe enjoyable race.

For more info or to sign up check out our website http://phillipswharf.org/events/tri-tilghman/

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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center added an event.

This year's Oyster Jam is going to be awesome....Or at least we hope that you will join us to make it awesome! Please read on to find out about some of the great things we have planned or check out our website for even more info. .... phillipswharf.org/events/oyster-jam/

The day will feature oysters from all over the state of Maryland giving you the opportunity to taste the differences between oysters grown in areas of the Bay and its estuaries. Oysters will be both aquaculture grown and wild caught to highlight how both disciplines can work side by side to offer profitable future harvests for everyone. Oysters will be offered raw, fried, steamed, in stew, and in signature dishes offered by select local restaurants.

Oyster Jam will also play host to 7 craft breweries that will collectively offer 14 different beers for your tasting pleasure. Of course Bud Light and Shock Top will also be available because really, what event isn't whole without Bud Light?

Bird Dog & The Road Kings will be the featured entertainment of the day and really... who doesn't love listening to them? So come get your dance on while eating a drinking some delicious beers and oysters

Shuttle service will be available for an extra cost. The shuttle will run from Easton and St. Michaels to Tilghman and drop you back to the park and ride. Times are yet to be determined and will be based on how many people opt in for the shuttle. Shuttle purchase is available at checkout.

Thanks to our current sponsors-
Brackish Life Chesapeake Bay
Quaker Neck LLC- Jason Schmidt
ER & M- Ecological Restoration & Management
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Phillips Wharf Environmental Center shared Tilghman Watermen’s Museum's post. ...

Congratulations to our beloved Tilghman Watermen, Woody Faulkner, Stanley Larrimore and Clifford Wilson. They received awards from Governor Hogan at the Watermen's Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum,

Here are some cool things to do and see –

Visit the Phillips Wharf Estuarium

Our unique Chesapeake Bay “estuarium” features aquariums filled with the fish, amphibians, reptiles and crustaceans unique to North America’s largest estuary. Hold Bay turtles, frogs, crabs and oysters in your hands while trained staff offer perspective on the Bay, its critters and its ecology.

Fishmobile - Traveling Aquarium

The Fishmobile travels to events, festivals, schools, summer camps, and even birthday parties.

The Fishmobile is a mobile aquarium which travels throughout the state of Maryland, as well as nearby regions in Virginia and Delaware. On-board are 13 tanks and 2 touch tanks in which you can find animals native to the Chesapeake Bay. Common animals you may meet on the Fishmobile include:

 

•    Diamondback Terrapin
•    Horseshoe crab
•    Northern Pufferfish
•    Lined Seahorse
•    American Eel

•    Flounder
•    Snapping Turtle
•    Blue crab
•    An oyster reef tank with blennies, gobies, toadfish, and grass shrimp
•    Spider crab

It also has interactive displays and exhibits about the Chesapeake Bay, such as an osprey wingspan measuring board and mystery-touch boxes. Friendly and knowledgeable staff are ready to teach you about the animals and answer any questions you may have. It is a genuine crowd-pleaser, fun for all ages, and the perfect addition to your upcoming event.
For more information about on-site tours and the Fishmobile contact us at marisa@pwec.org or call 410-886-9200. Our calendar fills quickly, book today!

Learn about Aquaculture

Phillips Wharf features a working oyster aquaculture operation, including grow tanks, spat farms, and more.  A fast growing enterprise, oyster aquaculture is considered to be a key aspect of the future of the Bay’s seafood industry. Learn about this growing trend and how it supports overall Bay ecology restoration efforts. Click Here!

Paddle on the Bay Hundred Water Trails

The waterfront at Phillip Wharf features a sand and concrete launch for kayaks and canoes to easily access Tilghman Island and Bay Hundred water trails. You’ll see working waterfronts, the Chesapeake Bay, Chotank River, and scenic marshes with abundant wildlife, marsh plants and forested areas. The Knapps Narrows and Three Creek Trails accommodate paddlers of all skill levels from leisurely floats to more challenging open water paddling.