Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis

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  • While a small place the Annapolis Maritime Museum takes one on the journey of the rich ecology and maritime heritage of Annapolis. The museum is the former home of McNasby Oyster Company. The voluntee...  more »
  • First, it is free (donations welcome). Second, it is TWO large rooms in the old Mcnasy Oyster Co. building. Thus, 45 min to 1 hr. is about tops unless you are a true officiando. Third, it is hands-on ...  more »
  • Well worth a visit. We will return in the summer months to enjoy all of the displays. We were most impressed by the displays and the recent history. WOW!  more »
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  • This welcoming little museum greets you with a small free parking lot and a tiny outdoor park with sturdy wooden bench, historic work boats on display, piers to view the bay, and a free public canoe launch. Inside the museum building you'll find a large aquarium you can "step into" (behind glass) with handy touch screen information, a boat kids can climb board, and interesting displays about the creatures of the Chesapeake Bay and the historical seafood industry in Annapolis. Includes nice public restrooms, a tiny gift shop, and a large rentable events room lined with regional art photography.
  • Art gallery, Chesapeake Bay educational displays and programs and excellent lectures. A wonderful place for a family visit.
  • My husband and I had a courthouse wedding earlier this year but still wanted to celebrate with our family and friends at some point. We went to a rehearsal dinner at the Museum a couple of years ago and I fell in love with it. So, when we decided we wanted to have the celebration in Annapolis (my husband's hometown) I only looked at one venue. The Museum is just so unique, low-key, and genuinely Annapolis. I also loved giving our venue money to a Museum and good cause. Once we met Paige to tour the venue and knew our date was available, we were set. Paige was very responsive to our request to set up a meeting and flexible with our limited availability to meet (we do not live in the area). Since we were already married we did not have a ceremony at the Museum, just a December reception for 126 guests starting at 6pm. When you tour the space, it seems like the capacity of 150 would be tight, but we ended up having plenty of room. It was also daylight when we toured the space, so were bummed that it would be dark by the time our guests arrived and they wouldn't really get the water views, but the venue looked GORGEOUS at night. We went with all white tables, chairs, tablecloths, plateware, etc and gold accents (framed pictures, table numbers, vases, votives, etc) and white and green bouquets and it looked amazing. We had two heaters outside on the tented deck and guests loved being out there for the raw bar, drinks, apps, dessert, etc. I loved that we didn't have to worry about weather - it was nice that it didn't rain/snow for outdoor pictures prior but it would not have put a damper on the main event at all! I could go on and on about how perfect the venue was. So many guests asked us how we found it. The only downsides (which I'm not going to dock any points for since we knew all of this going in) were that the party has to end by 10pm and that buses can't get all the way down to the venue. Could not recommend AMM more!!!
  • Great educational museum connecting the past Chesapeake Bay culture with our modern day needs to maintain the health and function of the bay ecosystem.
  • A gem of a museum! Inside the museum there are exhibits showing how the oysters were harvested and then canned with tons of photos.The "exploded" boat (maybe 'sawed in half' would be a better description) with a list of the parts is very cool, it lets you see just how the oyster boat is constructed. Then there are two boats outside that are very interesting as well. One is a draketail and it just looks like it is built for speed. Can't imagine working from its deck with an oyster tong in my hands... The other outside boat is a bugeye sailboat, if memory serves. Just a beautiful craft. Plus there is a very nice shaded dock area with views of the marina and creek with the bay in the background. Great place to visit! It is free, but hit the Donation jar at the entry if you can!
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