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“history of nautical events”

Custom House Maritime Museum
Ranked #6 of 31 things to do in Newburyport
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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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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!

1  Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

While staying with friends who live in Newburyport, we all visited the Custom House Maritime Museum. It is a sweet, small museum with a rich history. The museum has several floors of small rooms and exhibits. Each room is steeped in history and has a theme: ship building, ship models, maps, cargo, food, ship wrecks, and a library. Even if you have lived in New England your entire life, you will surely pick up new and interesting facts about the history of the colonies and Newburyport's important roll.

The docents are very friendly and knowledgeable.

Lots of steps and uneven flooring, so not sure how handicap-accessible the museum is.

Here is a link to the museum's web site: http://www.customhousemaritimemuseum.org

The days and hours vary depending on the time of year.

I believe they have activities for children as well.

3  Thank motherbored
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We had a great visit today with a docent tour. I normally am not a fan of tours but the gift shop woman talked us into it and he was great. He took time to answer our questions and those of other visitors.

Its not huge, but it had amazing exhibits. We found out that the US Coast Guard started in Newburyport. They had signatures of John Hancock and George Washington. Educational and very interesting. Great for all ages, they had a small childrens area as well.

2  Thank CarolineMR
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Custom House is an a fabulous old building, you'll admire the architecture as much as the historical objects within. Very interesting local maritime history, including maps and photos of all the North Shore shipwrecks over the years. It's a small museum, so you won't need much time. Right on the boardwalk and main street for easy access.

3  Thank edoug21
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