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Annapolis Maritime Museum

723 Second St. Eastport, Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 295-0104
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About Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is a waterfront museum at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. The museum is 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 & Park offers education programs for school-aged children and adults as well as exhibits and special event, an annual winter lecture series, art exhibits. The museum space is available for private rentals. For more information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, please visit www.amaritime.org.

The museum is FREE and open to the public Tuesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The museum is open year-round. Our docks are open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk. Private tours can be scheduled any day of the week, please call 443-214-5872.

Attraction

General

- Family Friendly

- Pet Friendly

Onsite

- Gift Shop / Shopping On Site

- Group Tours Available

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite


General

Accessibility

- Wheelchair

Hours

- Sunday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Thursday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Friday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Saturday

11:00am - 3:00pm
Transportation

- Free Parking


A niche museum
The exhibits here explain the history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay in a small setting. They also have a winter lecture series on relevant topics that is well worth attending. In warmer weather... Read Full Review
Small but worth a visit
This small, free museum showcases the history of the oyster industry in the Chesapeake. The staff are very knowledgeable and did a great job of engaging my kids. Worth a visit. Read Full Review
A Worth the Visit Kinda Place
While a small place the Annapolis Maritime Museum takes one on the journey of the rich ecology and maritime heritage of Annapolis. The museum is the former home of McNasby Oyster Company. The... Read Full Review

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13th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash
Annapolis Maritime Museum

13th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash

September 15, 2018

The Annapolis Maritime Museum, Boatyard Bar & Grill, and Annapolis Subaru are hosting the 14th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash on Saturday, September 15th, 2018, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Museum’s waterfront property in Eastport. Coral Reefers Peter Mayer, Brendan Mayer, Keith Sykes, and Doyle Grisham are set to perform alongside world-class musicians John Frinzi, Scott Kirby, Aaron Scherz, and John Patty. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy these world-class artists in an intimate setting at the beautiful waterfront campus of the Annapolis Maritime Museum. General admission tickets are $75 and include a grilled buffet dinner provided by founding sponsor, Boatyard Bar & Grill, two drink vouchers and—of course—a fantastic concert! A $125.00 V.I.P. (Very Important Parrothead) ticket also includes admittance to an exclusive reception prior to the concert: meet touring and recording members of the Jimmy Buffett band before they perform, while enjoying signature Painkiller cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from the area's best caterers. It's Parrot Head Paradise! 

Eastport A Rockin
Annapolis Maritime Museum

Eastport A Rockin

June 23, 2018

One day, four stages, more than 37 bands. Recognized as the local music festival of the summer, Eastport A Rockin' was created to expose local music to a larger audience. From rock, to folk, to roots, to jazz, to bluegrass, to funk, the breadth of music is designed to please a wide range of audiences. Streets and sidewalks are filled with music and lined with local artisans and entertainers. A kids' area includes a moon bounce, face painters, tattoo artists, laser tag and cotton candy.

Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series
Annapolis Maritime Museum

Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series

June 14, 2018

The Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series offers 10 weeks of popular music–from rock to folk to jazz–with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. No coolers or outside alcohol permitted. Bring a chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside the Museum. Complete lineup below! June 14 | Sweet Leda (Funk, Rock, Soul, & Pop) June 21 | Mad Planet (Party Blend of Rock & Reggae) June 28 | Sean Hetrick & the Leftovers (Alternative Rock) July 5 | Dan Haas (Pop & Rock) July 12 | Dublin 5 (High Energy Irish Rock) July 19 | Timmie Metz Band (Modern & Classic Rock) July 26 | Eastport Oyster Boys (Folk, Island Rhythms, Traditional Rock) August 2 | Sly 45 (Vintage Rock to Modern Pop) August 9 | Michael McHenry Tribe (Soul, Funk, Rock) For more information or directions, visit www.amaritime.org or call the museum at 410-295-0104, x4