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Custom House Maritime Museum

25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
+1 978-462-8681
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ship ahoy

Whether you just like boats or if you are an old tar ,put this museum on your list.I was impressed... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Liam p
Youghal, Ireland
Local historypresented in an historic building.

A nineteenth century customs house in remarkable condition preserves the maritime and commercial... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
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25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
+1 978-462-8681
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Whether you just like boats or if you are an old tar ,put this museum on your list.I was impressed by the exhibits which included a modern section featuring Model Coast Guard Ships all the way back to the days of sail.The exhibits are too...More

Thank Liam p
Reviewed 24 August 2017

A nineteenth century customs house in remarkable condition preserves the maritime and commercial history of Newburyport and surroundings. Original artifacts, works of art and the library of popular local author John P. Marquand create a mix that gives the visitor a taste of old New...More

Thank M_Freedley
Reviewed 12 July 2017

So I love history, so thought this would be a good stop. The place is little underwhelming. The displays are mediocre. The upstairs is HOT in the summer. Interesting architecture though.

Thank MTCE98
Reviewed 22 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

Thank amherst_reader
Reviewed 4 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.

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Reviewed 26 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 4 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
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18 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.