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Annapolis Maritime Museum

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Address: 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone Number: 410 295-0104
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Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Well done history of the Bay

In an old Oyster house, this museum tells the history o oystering on the Chesapeake Bay. The docents are delightful as are the displays which include actual old oystering boats... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

In an old Oyster house, this museum tells the history o oystering on the Chesapeake Bay. The docents are delightful as are the displays which include actual old oystering boats outside. The site is beautifujl, a nice deck and pier to watch the boats sailing and motoring by. Donations accepted.

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Crofton, Maryland, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

People come to Annapolis for a variety of reasons and then they don't want to leave. Ever wonder why? It's because of places to visit such as the Maritime Museum. Is it a Museum? Yes! Is it a place to take a nice lunch or dinner and sit out on the docks and enjoy the water, the nearby boats, the... More 

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DF
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12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We went here after reading the reviews and we are glad we did. It is small but my son loved it. He got to try on fishing gear and "work" on a boat. The real gem of this place is the guy who works there, Eric. He was a font of information, took a lot of time with us and... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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119 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I hadn’t stopped by here in several years and I was recently reminded what a hidden gem this place is. Located in the Eastport section of Annapolis this is the site of the old McNasby Oyster Packing Plant. It has only been in operation as a museum since approximately 2000 but it is an integral part of the community reminding... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a small little museum on the Main Street but easy yo misuses it focuses on the history of the area and how it developed pretty interesting considering how small it is

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Its a tiny museum but worth the trip. The gift shop has all kinds of cool things. There are historic photos in all the windows upstairs with descriptions - I liked that alot. A really cool old building also!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This is a cute little nautical exhibit with an oyster tank in the middle of the room. Interesting to walk around and read exhibits. This would take 1/2 hour or less to walk through. OR it would be a nice wedding venue. Although we didn't have the wedding here, it looked like a neat place to have it. They explained... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

A very small museum with friendly staff. The best thing for kids is a dissected skip jack that kids can crawl all over, "steer" and explore. But a visit won't take longer than an hour. The views are great, and you get a good sense of the different types of oyster boats.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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74 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Annapolis is all about its maritime history - water and boats; they are the core of early Annapolis. This is a nice, little museum to take a stroll through. It's housed in an old oyster facility from when oysters were BIG, BIG business and the numbers are oysters taken was astounding. It's not big so well worth an hour or... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This converted oyster house maintains the tradition of the Annapolis waterfront. The museum has hands on exhibits that is great for kids and if in town on Thursday nights, the museum has presentations on maritime subjects for adults (drop ins welcome)

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