“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

Latest Past Events

First Friday with Newburyport Harbormaster Paul Hogg

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

**CHMM Member Event** Please join us Friday, December 2nd at 6 pm as Newburyport Harbormaster Paul Hogg joins us to talk about boater safety on the Merrimack River and his […]

Maritime Tree Lighting & Sing-a-Long

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport

Friday, December 2nd, we will light up the waterfront with our 3rd Annual Maritime Tree! This 30 ft tree is adorned with decorated life rings that local businesses and families […]

Museum Store Sunday!

  SUPPORT THE CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM STORE AND FIND UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS BY SHOPPING ON MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY, Sunday, November 27th 12 - 4 pm On Sunday, November 27, […]

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.