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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.

What’s going on around here?

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 5th 12:00 - 4:00pm Join us in welcoming the holiday seasons! Become a new member, volunteer, and friend of the Custom House Maritime...

We Love Our Lighthouse!

We Love Our Lighthouse!

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...

Nathaniel Tracy Letter

Nathaniel Tracy Letter

Written by Jack Santos It’s 1779.  1779 is four years after 1000 soldiers on eleven ships left the docks of Newburyport in the early stages of the revolution, to conquer (unsuccessfully) Quebec City.  1779 is three years after the Declaration of independence -...