John Tavano, Roger Kimball, and Keith Augeri Concert

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

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, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - 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 […]

Liz Frame and the Kickers

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Kick off Yankee Homecoming with Liz Frame and the Kickers! Bring a chair and beverage and 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 Frame, Boston-based musician and 2018 NewSong Competition finalist, wrote her first song at age nine […]

$15

The Health and History of the Merrimack River

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY Grab a chair and join us to hear author-journalist Dyke Hendrickson 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 […]

“Nosferatu” Silent Film

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Grab a beverage and popcorn and join us for a spooky Friday the 13th! We will be showing "Nosferatu" (1922), the original big-screen adaptation of the Dracula story on the back lawn of the museum. Jeff Rapsis will accompany this silent film with organ playing, for an original experience. Tickets are $15. Seats are limited. […]

$15

Spain Brothers Picnic Concert

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Bring picnic fare and a chair/blanket and join us on the waterfront on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 4:00 pm for a concert by the Spain Brothers. Liam and Mickey Spain are second-generation singer/songwriters from the mill town of Manchester, NH. They grew up in a household steeped in folk music and musicians. Their father, […]

$15

Dear Custom House

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY Research Questions from Around the World.  Join us on September 3, 2021 for a peek behind the Custom House library door and efforts to answer questions related to Newburyport and her maritime past.  Model builders, naval historians, students, and descendants of ships’ captains and owners are among those who […]

Maritime Days Returns!!

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

We are excited to announce that Maritime Days will return September 10 – 12, 2021! Themed dinners, live music, treasure hunts, and more will highlight the weekend. Here is the lineup of events (subject to change):  Friday, September 10th (6:30 - 10:00 pm):  Maritime Tavern Night  We kick off the weekend with a Maritime Tavern Night – An […]

Revolutionary War Militia Muster!

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

The Custom House is celebrating Essex National Heritage Area's "Trails and Sails" on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with a Revolutionary War Militia Muster. This reenactment event will highlight Newburyport’s role in the American Revolution. Visit our back lawn to see Captain John Wood’s Company, Colonel Gerrish’s 25th Regiment of […]

Free

Abraham Wheelwright and the Newburyport Marine Society

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY   Abraham Wheelwright and the Newburyport Marine Society If you are confused about the difference between two important Newburyport institutions with the same "NMS" initials (The Newburyport Marine Society and the Newburyport Maritime Society) you won't want to miss this!    Come to First Friday to hear our own Jack Santos (Board of […]

MARITIME HOLIDAY TREE 2021

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

Shortly after Thanksgiving, you will begin to see the shape of a tree erected on the back lawn of the Custom House. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor, the Newburyport Bank for supporting our efforts. This Maritime Tree, made from rope rigging will display life rings of various sizes as a way of tying our […]

Navigation by Sea and Stars

Custom House Maritime Museum 25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA

FIRST FRIDAY SOCIAL - MEMBERS ONLY   Navigation by Sea and Stars Ever wonder how mariners found their way in local waters or across the sea?  Come learn the history of navigation, its methods, and instruments with specialist Sara Schechner.  She will feature nautical instruments preserved in the Custom House Maritime Museum, show us how […]