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.

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center added 3 new photos.

Thank you Gary for your wonderful presentation last night on what used to be Sharp's Island. You never fail to entertain and inform!

Last night's presentation concluded our Sip & Socialize Saturdays - Winter Lecture Series. Thank you to all the speakers and the guests who showed up and showed their support <3
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Thank you Gary for your wonderful presentation last night on what used to be Sharps Island. You never fail to entertain and inform!

Last nights presentation concluded our Sip & Socialize Saturdays - Winter Lecture Series. Thank you to all the speakers and the guests who showed up and showed their support

Don't miss out on what is sure to be an awesome presentation! ...

Dont miss out on what is sure to be an awesome presentation!

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center shared their event.

Gary is feeling better and is gearing up to do his presentation this weekend on Sharp's Island. Gary always does awesome lectures. Please come out for our last Sip & Socialize Saturday of this winter season.

This is a FREE event but donations are gladly accepted. Socializing starts at 5pm and the presentation will start at 5:20pm.

We will be drawing the winner of our goodie basket this night as well. Hope to see you there 🙂
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Sip & Socialize Saturdays- Gary Crawford- Sharp's Island

March 25, 2017, 5:00pm

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

A Brief History of Sharp's Island Over the years, Gary has collected information and pictures relating to Sharp’s Island. Recently he put together a slide-show, which he will present on 3/11, along with a sketch of the island’s history. He welcomes questions and hopes to hear some stories from the audience about this now-vanished island.

Sip & Socialize Saturdays- Gary Crawford- Sharps Island

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center added 2 new photos.

Thank you Beth for your wonderful presentation and for sharing the beautiful pictures of your butterflies and your garden. You are doing a fantastic job helping the butterflies!
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Thank you Beth for your wonderful presentation and for sharing the beautiful pictures of your butterflies and your garden. You are doing a fantastic job helping the butterflies!

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center added an event.

Kelley is turning 55 on April 23rd, 2017! 55 days before her birthday she challenged herself to sell 55 bricks in 55 days. Her beloved Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is currently selling red concrete bricks to raise funds that support their education programs. If you haven't gotten yours yet please consider helping Kelley conquer her challenge!

The bricks are available in different sizes and you get to personalize yours with your name and message. The red concrete personalized pavers will be placed into the patio in front of our new classroom and will be flanked by a new turtle habitat and garden. The area is highly visible and will be used daily as part of our outdoor education programs. The money raised will be used for funding our education programs which aim to inform, inspire, and involve by offering field trips that incorporate "next generation" science standards and are tailored to grade level.

To buy your personalized brick please follow the link below:

polarengraving.com/PhillipsWharfEnvironmentalCenter
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Kelley's Birthday Brick Challenge

April 23, 2017, 1:00pm

Phillips Wharf Environmental Center

Kelley is turning 55 on April 23rd, 2017! 55 days before her birthday she challenged herself to sell 55 bricks in 55 days. Her beloved Phillips Wharf Environmental Center is currently selling red concrete bricks to raise funds that support their education programs. If you haven't gotten yours yet please consider helping Kelley conquer her challenge! The bricks are available in different sizes and you get to personalize yours with your name and message. The red concrete personalized pavers will be placed into the patio in front of our new classroom and will be flanked by a new turtle habitat and garden. The area is highly visible and will be used daily as part of our outdoor education programs. The money raised will be used for funding our education programs which aim to inform, inspire, and involve by offering field trips that incorporate "next generation" science standards and are tailored to grade level. To buy your personalized brick please follow the link below: polarengraving.com/PhillipsWharfEnvironmentalCenter

Kelleys Birthday Brick Challenge

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.