Galesville is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County,Maryland, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 684.
The area was an early center of Quaker settlement in America and, through the West River Friends meeting, it is considered the birthplace of organized Quakerism in Maryland. The town was once the terminus of a steamship line connecting to Annapolis and Baltimore. Once a thriving community of Chesapeake Bay watermen and their families, the town has developed an industry around pleasure boating.Today it is home to Hartge Yacht Harbor. the West River Sailing Club, and the Pirate's Cove Restaurant. Anne Arundel County also owns and maintains a small waterfront park and public dock at the center of town.