Stewards of Your History
Join us as we bring our past to life
It’s about where we’ve been. Where we are. Where we’re going.
From High Street to the shores of the Merrimack, the neighborhoods of Newburyport are steeped in maritime history, rich with stories of the people who helped build this city, explore these waters, and found our nation. From its settlement to its rise as a maritime hub to its rebirth, we’re here to tell its story. To share its legacy. To show you how you’re a part of where we will go. We are the Custom House Maritime Museum, the stewards of your maritime history.
Sculptures by Jeffrey Briggs and A Chronicle of Achievements in the 18th & 19th Centuries.
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This is the first in a series of articles revealing “hidden heroes” of Newburyport. Our first hidden hero, Adolphus Greely, was on the cutting edge of technology. He was one of the first telegraphers in the military, a founder of the U.S. Weather Service,...
Did you know that the Custom House Maritime Museum is one of thirteen Essex National Heritage Area Visitor Centers? Have you ever traveled any stretch of the ninety mile route of the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway to explore the picturesque and historic Boston’s North...
Written by Jenn Bogard It was the evening of August 5th, 2022 when the Custom House Maritime Museum transported its members back to the lives of New England lighthouse keepers and their families. Photographs, videos, oral histories and more had the room abuzz with...