“In visiting the town of Newbury-port, I have obeyed a favorite inclination, and I am much gratified by the indulgence.”

– George Washington, 1789

Upcoming Events

Virtual First Friday

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Join us on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 6:30pm on the Custom House Museum YouTube Channel (click the icon in the footer) for our continuing series: Virtual First Friday! This […]

Free

Annual Events

Newburyport Maritime Days

The Custom House Maritime Museum is very proud of Newburyport Maritime Days, our signature annual event.

We have hosted four tall ships over the course of four years. Beginning 2016 with the 17th century Spanish Galleon replica of Nao Victoria’s El Galeon graced our harbor, Followed by schooners: Adventure and Alabama out of Gloucester, MA. and most recently (in 2019) the Nao Santa Maria, another Nao Victoria replica.

Newburyport Maritime Days include ship-based welcome parties; themed fundraiser events; business sponsored parties; pirate events for children; tours for seniors citizens; school tours; individual tours; and the Newburyport Collection, a marketplace showcasing Newburyport artists and businesses.

It is our great honor to bring such visitors, education and excitement to our community.

Newburyport Maritime Days

The Custom House Maritime Museum is very proud of Newburyport Maritime Days, our signature annual event.

We have hosted four tall ships over the course of four years. Beginning 2016 with the 17th century Spanish Galleon replica of Nao Victoria’s El Galeon graced our harbor, Followed by schooners: Adventure and Alabama out of Gloucester, MA. and most recently (in 2019) the Nao Santa Maria, another Nao Victoria replica.

Newburyport Maritime Days include ship-based welcome parties; themed fundraiser events; business sponsored parties; pirate events for children; tours for seniors citizens; school tours; individual tours; and the Newburyport Collection, a marketplace showcasing Newburyport artists and businesses.

It is our great honor to bring such visitors, education and excitement to our community.

Sea-to-Table

Many of you have heard of farm-to-table, but in 2017 the Custom House Maritime Museum introduced a Sea-to-Table.

Sea-to-Table is a wine and dining experience that showcases the fine catches brought in by local fishermen (and the stories that accompany it) and prepared by our talented Newburyport chefs.

Served under an enchanting decorated sail cloth tent on our beautiful lawn overlooking the Merrimack River, our Sea-to-Table dinner is the perfect place for good food, fun stories, and great camaraderie.

Sea-to-Table

Many of you have heard of farm-to-table, but in 2017 the Custom House Maritime Museum introduced a Sea-to-Table.

Sea-to-Table is a wine and dining experience that showcases the fine catches brought in by local fishermen (and the stories that accompany it) and prepared by our talented Newburyport chefs.

Served under an enchanting decorated sail cloth tent on our beautiful lawn overlooking the Merrimack River, our Sea-to-Table dinner is the perfect place for good food, fun stories, and great camaraderie.

Monthly Events

First Friday Socials

In celebration of Newburyport’s rich and intruiging history, on the first Friday of each month the museum showcases historical maritime artifacts for our members.

It is an evening of conversation and company, great food and drink, and interesting maritime discovery – all in the heart of downtown Newburyport.

Interested in attending First Friday?

First Friday Socials

In celebration of Newburyport’s rich and intruiging history, on the first Friday of each month the museum showcases historical maritime artifacts for our members.

It is an evening of conversation and company, great food and drink, and interesting maritime discovery – all in the heart of downtown Newburyport.

Interested in attending First Friday?

Recent Events

CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCES
The Custom House Maritime Museum is a host for Newburyport Chamber Music Festival. Most recently they performed A Holy Terror! A True Story told through Music

“DEAD IN THE WATER”
Documentary screening in collaboration with the Gloucester Fishermen’s Wives Association

“THE YANKEE CLIPPER” (1927)  
Silent film screening with live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapis

HISTORY ALIVE, INC.
Presented “Two Points Off The Weather Bow”

HISTORICAL ART LECTURE
Richard Burke Jones showcased his art and gave a historical art lecture.