“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

John Tavano, Roger Kimball, and Keith Augeri Concert

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

John Tavano and Roger Kimball are back! Bring a chair and beverage of your choice and join us on the waterfront on Friday, June 25, 2021, at 6:00 pm for a concert featuring John Tavano guitarist, Roger Kimball Cellist and Bassist, and Keith Augeri percussionist. The group will be performing a program of music from […]

Shipwrecks North of Boston

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

MEMBERS ONLY Treasure hunters won’t want to miss this one! Captain Ray Bates will join us for the July First Friday under the tent on Friday, July 2, 2021 to discuss “Shipwrecks North of Boston”. Captain Bates is a lobsterman, diver, and marine historian. He has produced a chart detailing wreck sites, and has documented […]

Liz Frame and the Kickers

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Kick off Yankee Homecoming with Liz Frame and the Kickers! Join us on the waterfront on Friday, July 30, 2021, at 6:00 pm for a concert by popular Liz Frame and the Kickers! Liz, with Kickers John Webb on lead guitars, Jake Davis on bass, and Jarrett Osborn on drums will perform their version of […]

The Health and History of the Merrimack River

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

MEMBERS ONLY Author-journalist Dyke Hendrickson will speak on The Health and History of the Merrimack - and How to Make It Cleaner on Friday, August 6, 2021. He will also be available to sign copies of his latest book, which he will bring with him. The one-hour presentation is part history and part call to […]

“Nosferatu” Silent Film

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Join us for a spooky Friday the 13th! We will be showing "Nosferatu" (1922), the original big-screen adaptation of the Dracula story. Jeff Rapsis will accompany this silent film with organ playing, for an original experience. Tickets are $15. Seats are limited. As is the case with our concert series, the opportunity to purchase tickets […]

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.