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Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport
(4.6/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web)
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  • We visited the museum around this time last year, and were pleasantly surprised by its charm. On the smaller side, but full of great exhibits and local maritime history. They also had a hall of myriad...  more »
  • Really great museum. The owner showed very great knowledge of the town and it's history. He gave a discount for military. The inside was full of wonderful pieces and artifacts that truly painted a gre...  more »
  • Wonderful docent Lloyd because of his great descriptions of early Mass life Quirky bec of part of the area devoted to Pulitzer winning author Marquand for the 30's artwork furniture early photos Who k...  more »
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  • Had a great guided tour by a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. Learned a lot about the history of the building as well as the era in sailing surrounding the clipper ships. Highly recommend the guided tour as opposed to a self-guided one. Our tour was to last a half hour but our guide went on for over an hour. :)
  • Very knowledgeable staff
  • The Custom House Maritime Museum is well worthy of a trip to Newburyport, MA if you are a fan of any of a myriad of special nautically related interests, including: maritime history, boating, boat craft, model ship building, American History, Newburyport History, sailors handicrafts and more. Come to learn, be amazed, and sometimes enjoy viewing your own family history through the artifacts on display. So many of our American ancestors are tied to Atlantic ship crossings, and so much of our economic development stems from laborers' and merchants' work on the waters of the Merrimack and Atlantic. And Museum Membership offers some outstanding perks at a low annual fee. Please inquire. The only caveat to a visit is that the building has no elevators for those who require them to date. - Isa B. C., Volunteer
  • Great museum with a very interesting variety of exhibits. The price is right, and people are friendly!