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“Very Small Museum”

Annapolis Maritime Museum
Ranked #17 of 93 things to do in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

This museum will not keep your interest very long. There is not that much in it. It is located in the old McNasbys Crab House and market. It has a nice outdoor deck with a beautiful view. This is a popular venue for public functions.

1  Thank Patricia S
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Reviewed April 5, 2013

This was converted from an Oyster factory to a museum, very informative. The volunteer gave a great tour and explanation of how thinks used to work to my sons and I.

1  Thank Janice L
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is a fabulous collection of US Naval history. The displays are well put together and instructive. Everything from John Paul Jones to a real moon rock specimen is here.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Great little museum tucked away between yacht yards and the bay. It is very small and it's focus is on the oyster history of the bay, but it's well worth the visit. There are large pictures showing the history of the bay and about the oyster. They even have a very large fish tank that pumps in bay water that contains live oysters and other fauna from the bay. The disappointing thing is that the water is so murky you can't see much...but that's the point. Since the oyster numbers have plummeted, the bay doesn't get filtered like it once was. Busy little guys!. Outside is a dock with a 70' sloop that is a floating school room used to teach about the bay and its inhabitants along with educational placards that point out special spots in the bay. Parking is somewhat painful, as the building was originally an oyster shucking business, so it is right on the water, squeezed in between a yacht yard and houses. Overall, a great place to learn about the Chesapeake Bay. I'm glad we found it.

3  Thank Jeffrey M
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

This museum is tiny by most standards. It's located in what used to be an oyster processing plant. But by "plant," I really mean "shed." The museum exhibits focus on the history of the Chesapeake Bay oyster, from colonial times (when they were so thick in the bay, they formed a kind of reef you could walk on) to the present (the harvest is now 1% of what it was in the height of oyster prosperity). You wouldn't think a humble shellfish could be so interesting - but it IS! Admission here is by donation, and it's set right on the water, with their own pier. There's an art gallery room off the side. They sometimes have concerts and lectures in that space. The volunteer on duty the day we were there was brilliant! So helpful, knowledgable, informative, and completely into the history of the place. And NOT pushy. The museum is in the Eastport area of town, over a little bridge, but just outside the downtown area. You can even walk there, and walk all around charming Eastport once you're there.

2  Thank alborealis
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