MUSEUM WINTER HOURS (Starting Sunday, October 1st):
Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday Noon – 5:00 pm

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.

Featured Exhibit

Legendary Newburyporters 

Legendary Newburyporters at CHMM

Sculptures by Jeffrey Briggs and A Chronicle of Achievements in the 18th & 19th Centuries.

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Tenney Exhibit

Tenney Exhibit

Daniel I. Tenney Figurehead and Daniel I. Tenney half-hull model now on exhibit at Newburyport Custom House Maritime Museum Contact: Kathleen Brittan, Interim Executive Director 978-462-8681 or kbrittan@thechmm.org   Daniel I. Tenney (1800-1881), a native of...

Saunkskwa of Survivance

Saunkskwa of Survivance

Please visit the museum to view the latest installment of the Legendary Newburyporters, Saunkskwa of Survivance.   The “Saunkskwa of Survivance” sculpture is an artistic tribute to the strength, wisdom, creativity and authenticity of Indigenous women...