“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

First Friday: Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail, Volume II

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Members Only Event (interested in being a member? Join here!) Grab a beverage and snack and get ready to view over 60 images of old Newburyport. Ghlee E. Woodworth’s forthcoming local history book following 2021's popular Newburyport Clipper Heritage Trail, Volume I. Whereas Volume I focused on downtown tours, this guidebook will take you throughout the […]

Summer Concert Series: John Curtis

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

We are pleased to bring back concerts on the Custom House lawn this summer! Pack a picnic, or pick up a delicious meal from a local restaurant and music from talented artists. A great way to enjoy a summer evening. John Curtis has been a professional musician for more than 35 years in the Boston area. […]

$10

Summer Concert Series: John Tavano Quartet

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

We are pleased to bring back concerts on the Custom House lawn this summer! Pack a picnic, or pick up a delicious meal from a local restaurant and music from talented artists. A great way to enjoy a summer evening. John is a Classical /Jazz Guitarist experienced in many styles of performing techniques including repertoire […]

$10

Summer Concert Series: The Portermen

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

We are pleased to bring back concerts on the Custom House lawn this summer! Pack a picnic, or pick up a delicious meal from a local restaurant and music from talented artists. A great way to enjoy a summer evening. The Portermen are based in Newburyport, MA, and are a nine-member group, formed in 2015 among […]

$10

Summer Concert Series: Liz Frame and the Kickers

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

We are pleased to bring back concerts on the Custom House lawn this summer! Pack a picnic, or pick up a delicious meal from a local restaurant and music from talented artists. A great way to enjoy a summer evening. Liz Frame wrote her first song at age nine and has been performing her own brand […]

$10

Summer Concert Series: The Spain Brothers

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

We are pleased to bring back concerts on the Custom House lawn this summer! Pack a picnic, or pick up a delicious meal from a local restaurant and music from talented artists. A great way to enjoy a summer evening. Mickey and Liam began performing as a duo in the early 1990s and soon garnered […]

$10

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.

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 – Summer 2021

All events are open to members first prior to being offered to the public. To become a member click here.

EVENING ENTERTAINMENT

Bring a chair/blanket and beverage for music or a movie on the waterfront.

John Tavano, Roger Kimball, and Keith Augeri performed a program of music from Brazil, Spain, and American Jazz.

Liz Frame and the Kickers Boston-based musician and 2018 NewSong Competition finalist performed her own brand of Americana music.

“Nosferatu” Silent Film” (1922), the original big-screen adaptation of the Dracula story with Jeff Rapsis on the organ for an authentic experience.

Maritime Tavern Night – The sea shanty singing group, The Portermen, brought rhythmical traditional folk songs back to life. Together with the popular local “Yeat Yeat Don’t Tell Me” trivia contest, and “Pizza Palooza” contest, a good time was had by all!

 

AFTERNOON PICNIC CONCERTS

Bring picnic fare, a beverage, and a chair/blanket for music on the waterfront.

Doug Hammer Afternoon Picnic Concert performed a mix of his own music and American standards, jazz, ragtime, and pop music.

Spain Brothers Afternoon Picnic Concertperformed Irish and American Folk songs.