Annapolis Maritime Museum

Address: 723 Second St. Eastport, Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone: (410) 295-0104 | Presenter

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About Annapolis Maritime Museum

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a waterfront museum, at the mouth of Back Creek, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and housed in what was historically the last oyster-packing plant in Annapolis. The museum engages visitors in an interactive experience that highlights the oyster and its role in shaping both the history and maritime culture of Annapolis. Our displays include an 850 gallon aquarium, a traditional deadrise workboat, and the history of the McNasby seafood packing company. The Museum operates from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek, with unequaled views of the Chesapeake Bay. The historic McNasby building is the ideal setting for meaningful waterfront education experiences, maritime seminars, concerts, and other programs and events.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum offers education programs for school aged children and adults with exhibits and special events. Lecture series, art exhibits and nature and environmental collaborations, even facilities available for special occasions. More information, volunteer and support opportunities, and upcoming events at

Museum is free and open to the public Wednesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The museum is open year-round. Private tours can be scheduled any day of the week, please call 410-295-0104.



- Family Friendly

- Pet Friendly


- Gift Shop / Shopping On Site

- Group Tours Available

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite



- Wheelchair


- Friday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Saturday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Sunday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Thursday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Free Parking

TripAdvisor® Traveller Reviews

Very very small
This museum does show some history but its a very small one room museum. Located a few miles from the busy area of Annapolis Read Full Review
Loved this place
This is a hidden GEM worth going to. You can spend about 1-2 hours here learning the ins and outs of the oyster industry and its impact on Crabtown by the Bay. Its really neat. I think it costs a... Read Full Review
History Annapolis Maritime
This is a great place to spend an hour exploring the fine exhibits about the crabbing and oyster harvesting on the Chesapeake. It's free to enter, though donations are appreciated. The folks there... Read Full Review

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Captain Santa's Workshop
Annapolis Maritime Museum

Captain Santa's Workshop

December 2, 2017

Santa is coming early this year! Join us at the Annapolis Maritime Museum on December 2nd to take your picture with Captain Santa. At our holiday workshop, you can create eco-crafts and gifts for your family and friends. String bird feed garland, create upcycled jingle bells and make your own candle while enjoying hot cocoa, coffee, and a sweet and salty popcorn bar. Admission: $15 for non-members, $10 for members. All ages welcome; adults FREE. Tickets are available via What’s Up Tix. Choose from two sittings, 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Don’t forget your camera to snap a pic with St. Nick!