The CHMM is now operating on its winter schedule: Saturdays from 10am – 4pm, and Sundays  from 12pm – 4pm. 

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?

Museum Re-Opening on July 9th

Museum Re-Opening on July 9th

To the Patrons of the Custom House Maritime Museum: On the 9th of July 2020 the Custom House Maritime Museum will reopen its doors as outlined in phase three of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker’s plan. We are excited to share with you gallery revisions and...

Custom House Maritime Museum
Annual Meeting 2020

Annual Meeting 2020

The Newburyport Maritime Society (dba Custom House Maritime Museum) held its first Virtual Annual Meeting June 5 2020 due to Covid-19. Doug Muir, outgoing Chairperson, highlighted the CHMM’s success of the past year, beginning with: The 10 day visit of the Nao...

Header Photo Credit: Mary Johnson