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Custom House Maritime Museum

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Address: 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone Number: 978-462-8681
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Believe it or not, I entered into this building to use the Public Restroom. When we were just about to leave; we realized how we had never seen anything inside this building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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307 reviews 307 reviews
80 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Believe it or not, I entered into this building to use the Public Restroom. When we were just about to leave; we realized how we had never seen anything inside this building before, where the museum resides. You need to pay admission to see the museum. This is one of those museums you should at least see once in your... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
35 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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221 reviews 221 reviews
66 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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