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Address: 25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
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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myself at immaculate conception and my husband at nock middle school would end up here on field trips and when our kids were the same age amesbury took them here to learn about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Gioia C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

myself at immaculate conception and my husband at nock middle school would end up here on field trips and when our kids were the same age amesbury took them here to learn about boats and sea travel

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Somers, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a couple of hours to learn about Newburyport's history and port, both integrally entwined with America's history.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

If you want a bit of time out of the sun and some adult level of interest this is a good option. Good exhibits, history is interesting, calm quiet environment.

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Emlenton, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

While small, this little museum packs a punch. The docents are warm and welcoming and get you started before letting you explore on your own. Our children (3 and 6) were catered to beyond our expectations being given a scavenger hunt sheet with directions to return the completed sheet for a prize (a wooden fog horn whistle personalized for the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This MUSEUM celebrates the maritime history of Newburyport, Massachusetts where over three thousand ships were built, in particular Clipper Ships were built here. Newburyport was also a Maritime center with ships sailing all over the world. The museum has lots of Nautical artifacts and records like diaries. The museum has a close association with The US Coast Guard which was... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Had a great tour guide that gave us the local version of Newburyport's waterfront history. Having lived here my entire life he opened my eyes into how much this area was involved in maritime commerce. The transformation over the years is staggering and hard to imagine. The old photos were great and made even better with his knowledge.

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Little Egg Harbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

Take some time to visit this museum right in the middle of Newburyport! Lots of local and Coast Guard history. Staff friendly & knowledgeable!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Interested in the history of the Coast Guard, in how people were saved from shipwrecked boats, or in how to preserve an old building? This 3-story building has it all. Inexpensive public parking behind the building, docent on site to provide helpful information, museum store free, museum section inexpensive, building not easily handicapped accessible, check web site for open hours... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

A decent museum but kind of small. There are public bathrooms here, one of the few in the area. Worth it to take a peek. Closes early

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I grew up in nearby Ipswich, and I can't believe I've never been to this museum before! It has a lot of fascinating artifacts exhibits from Newburyport's heyday as a major shipping center. Many of the artifacts are souvenirs brought back by Newburyport sea captains, including silver taken off a British ship by a privateer during the war of 1812.... More 

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