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Address: 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone Number: 978-462-8681
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neat museum

If you're into nautical items/history, you'll enjoy this museum. I brought my friend and her daughter who were visiting from Florida and they enjoyed it. I live in Newburyport... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
sweetjayne7
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Newburyport MA
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

An interesting but small museum. It was not built as a museum so it does not flow well from room to room.Still, it is an architectural gem. The exhibits are interesting. It takes about 1/2 hour to see everything.

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Newburyport MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you're into nautical items/history, you'll enjoy this museum. I brought my friend and her daughter who were visiting from Florida and they enjoyed it. I live in Newburyport and I like to stroll thru every so often as well. They also have a nice gift shop with reasonably priced nautical items.

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Berkley, Michigan
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135 reviews 135 reviews
33 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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27 reviews 27 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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
63 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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