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

Closed: Saturday, Aug. 14, at 3:00 pm for a private event.

Admission: $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Newburyport residents and members are free.

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?

CHMM Maritime Days

CHMM Maritime Days

CHMM Maritime Days SSV Oliver Hazard Perry is the largest civilian Sailing School Vessel in the United States. In the Spring of 2020, Board Chairperson, Susan Bernhard, was a pen stroke away from bringing it to Newburyport for the annual Custom House Maritime...

Jonathan Mulliken, Clockmaker

Jonathan Mulliken, Clockmaker

The program for our initial “First Friday” members’ event features the Jonathan Mulliken tall-case clock that is one of the gems of our museum's collection.  Made here in Newburyport around the time of our War of Independence, it represents a fine example of...

Header Photo Credit: Mary Johnson