Hours: Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm & Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm.

Museum Store is open for Newburyport Invitation Nights Dec. 3, 10, & 17 from 6 pm – 9 pm.

The Museum has reinstated the original COVID protocol and requires masks indoors.

The Maritime Holiday Tree is back!  Buy your Life Ring at BUYALIFERINGCOM.

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.

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at the Custom House Maritime Museum

Extended through December 31, 2021

Current exhibit

THE EARLY AMERICAN TAVERN 

Entertainment for Man and Horse: Victuals Libations and Distractions in an Early American Tavern

Current exhibit

THE EARLY AMERICAN TAVERN 

Entertainment for Man and Horse: Victuals Libations and Distractions in an Early American Tavern

What’s going on around here?

Maritime Holiday Tree 2021

Maritime Holiday Tree 2021

Shortly after Thanksgiving, you will begin to see the shape of a tree erected on the back lawn of the Custom House. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Newburyport Bank for supporting our efforts. This Maritime Tree, made from rope rigging will display life...

The Things We Find!

The Things We Find!

In an effort to improve space and assess the holdings of the Custom House Maritime Museum, we have begun to review the 250 linear feet of books. Books are in every room, mostly historical or relating to Newburyport, maritime, or the Custom House history. However,...

Header Photo Credit: Mary Johnson