Our hours are changing.   As of May 6th we are open Thursday-Sundays.  Please purchase tickets in advance for timed entry to adhere to COVID safe protocols. 

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

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?

The Fresnel Lens

The Fresnel Lens

The Fresnel Lens has been an unwavering object at the Custom House Maritime Museum since it was installed in the late 1970’s. Many people have seen it lit at night while strollingthe boardwalk, while out in the harbor in their boat, or while visiting the museum....

Header Photo Credit: Mary Johnson