Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, entry to the museum will be timed entry on the hour. We ask that you purchase tickets in advance here to ensure entry, as we can only allow 6 entrants per hour. Please see the post at the bottom of the page for more information. Thank you.

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.

NOW

at the Custom House Maritime Museum

July 2020 – July 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?

Yeat! Yeat! Don’t Tell Me!

Yeat! Yeat! Don’t Tell Me!

Newburyport's Historical Trivia Show! What do you get when you combine NPR's Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!, Jeopardy! and Stump Trivia? A whole new take on Q&A game shows designed for Zoom and today’s stay-at-home world. Show off your Newbury-area historical chops,...

Header Photo Credit: Mary Johnson