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Custom House Maritime Museum

25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
+1 978-462-8681
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Amazing Small Museum

Don't be fooled by the name--the Maritime Museum is much more than ships and sailors. There is a... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Great maritime museum!

This is a great maritime museum. Found more information during our family search trip, & helpful... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Gainesville, Florida
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25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
+1 978-462-8681
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Don't be fooled by the name--the Maritime Museum is much more than ships and sailors. There is a ton of local history packed into its attractive walls. I was particularly impressed with the exhibit of Newburyport literary son John P. Marquand. There's a room dedicated...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is a great maritime museum. Found more information during our family search trip, & helpful docents added information to our places to search.

Thank Gatorgirl2013
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Very interested artifacts about the culture and history of Newburyport. The museum is packed with a variety of interesting artifacts. Great little museum for all ages!

Thank AdBloke
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We visited the museum around this time last year, and were pleasantly surprised by its charm. On the smaller side, but full of great exhibits and local maritime history. They also had a hall of myriad decorative wreaths on display for the holidays. We plan...More

Thank NorthShoreGal13
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Really great museum. The owner showed very great knowledge of the town and it's history. He gave a discount for military. The inside was full of wonderful pieces and artifacts that truly painted a great picture of the history of Newburyport and it's surrounding. I...More

Thank Teresa O
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful docent Lloyd because of his great descriptions of early Mass life Quirky bec of part of the area devoted to Pulitzer winning author Marquand for the 30's artwork furniture early photos Who knew?? ;) Authentic items from early shipbuilders Explained very well The building...More

Thank mystery1reader
Reviewed 5 October 2016

- If you like/love history, stop in to this original museum - it's throughly enjoyable. - We were invited to be escorted by a docent named Peter. He was so knowledgeable, engaging, kept a good pace and threw in a number of anecdotes with his...More

Thank ncftx
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I am a local and can't get enough of this museum. It's rich in maritime history and is located right along the beautiful Merrimack River waterfront. In addition to the lovely museum, they also host annual holiday wreath auctions and Newburyport Holiday House Tours in...More

Thank sweetjayne7
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This was a highlight for my history loving husband who has been soaking in all things Alexander Hamilton--

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Custom Maritime Museum, although very local to Newburyport, tells the history of maritime life in general, through many centuries. At a relaxing pace, one can meander through its rooms and really absorb its messages without tiring and wanting to finish the visit quickly because...More

Thank Claire D
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How much time should I set aside to see this museum?
19 August 2016|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Its a very small museum so about an hour should be enough. Try to meet the Executive Director Michael Mroz.