Announcing New Art Exhibit – “Semper Paratus”

Announcing New Art Exhibit – “Semper Paratus”

For us, they are always ready, here in Newburyport and around the country.  Our new exhibit, Semper Paratus — the Coast Guard’s motto meaning “always ready” — captures a glimpse into the routine yet extraordinary and heroic responsibilities of the United States Coast...
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. Many...
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...
Covid-19 Protocols and Practices as of 12/13/2020

Covid-19 Protocols and Practices as of 12/13/2020

Covid-19 Protocols and Practices as of 12/13/2020: With the recent decision by the Baker-Polito administration to return Massachusetts to Phase 3/Step1 guidelines of operation, the Custom House Maritime Museum would like to take the opportunity to remind our patrons...
“Come See the Tree Near the Water!”

“Come See the Tree Near the Water!”

“Come see the tree near the water!” When these words were exclaimed by a 5-year-old girl to her Father this past weekend, we knew that we had achieved what we had set out to do. The Maritime Tree mission was meant from the start to be  more than a fundraiser. While it...