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Custom House Maritime Museum

25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950
978-462-8681
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Newburyport
Type: Museums
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Berkley, Michigan
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This museum is a gem. The old customs house holds so much interesting local history. Even the building itself has an interesting story. I also like the interactive activities for children in the basement.

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The tour guide spent over an hour with us and It was wonderfully knowledgable. I could tell he was delighted with our obvious enthusiasm. We got a very good and interesting lesson in great detail. Will go back next time, just to review what I missed and enjoy it over again.

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nottingham
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour with Ron, he was very interesting and knowledgable. The exhibits in the museum were laid out well.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

A very interesting place with stories of locals and neat artifacts from all over the world that passed through this 19th century costumes house. Tours are free and helpful, can get a bit dull.

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Roseland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I did not take the tour, did not look interesting. The staff however was very polite and helpful as we looked in the gift shop.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Beautiful gift shop, reasonable admission, lots of artifacts. We loved the shop dog, Diego. We picked up a lovely compass there for our son.

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Colorado
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189 reviews 189 reviews
54 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is a very interesting, and informative museum. First of all, it was built way back when to be "fireproof" after the original building burned down. They have a vast collection of artifacts, including a pair of those teeny tiny shoes Chinese women used to wear when footbinding was popular. This museum is a treat for anyone interested in any... More

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Being from West Texas (where the most water we ever saw was in the bathtub), I find most all things nautical of great interest. Built in 1835, The Custom House was the center of commerce in Newburyport. Great collection of items depicting the history of life, commerce, and adventure on the high seas is not to be missed.

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Newbury, MA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Downtown Newburyport. 2 floors of artifacts and stories regarding nautical history of the area. Gift shop. Building has held private and fundraising events there to support the museum. Very close to the first U.S. Coast Guard Station. If you are a boating enthusiast, you MUST also go to Lowell's Boat Shoppe on Main Street, Amesbury, just 5 minutes from here.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

What a neat museum, the building is really cool, and the exhibits were informative, but not too much... Great for kids with some interactive stuff as well to do!

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