Custom House Maritime Museum Newburyport

Custom House Maritime Museum Newburyport Discover the maritime heritage of Newburyport, MA, and the Merrimack River Valley! To help us maintain our history, go to:
https://customhousemaritimemuseum.ticketspice.com/membership-2020

See our unique collection of marine art, model ships, displays of local shipwrecks, the birthplace of the U.S. Coast Guard, Newburyport's maritime history, and more.

Operating as usual

IMPORTANT:For each item below check the box that apply to you: I enjoy:🔲 Pirate/Caribbean Parties🔲 Live Jimmy Buffet mus...
09/07/2021

IMPORTANT:
For each item below check the box that apply to you:

I enjoy:
🔲 Pirate/Caribbean Parties
🔲 Live Jimmy Buffet music by the The BaHa Brothers
🔲 Drinks from Privateer Rum
🔲 Beer from RiverWalk Brewing
🔲 Delicious local food
🔲 Dressing up like a pirate or Parrot head
🔲 Dancing
🔲 Having FUN!!!!!!

If you checked one or more of the boxes you should join us for the ONE the ONLY PIRATE PARTY this Saturday (September 11th)!

Get your tickets here 👉 http://ow.ly/7kCs50G5JRD.

Guests are encouraged to dress like a Pirate or Parrot Head which sets a wonderful vibe to the evening. Best Costume wins a Prize. No costume arrgh ….no problem, we have an eye patch just for you. Watch out for a Special Guest!

IMPORTANT:
For each item below check the box that apply to you:

I enjoy:
🔲 Pirate/Caribbean Parties
🔲 Live Jimmy Buffet music by the The BaHa Brothers
🔲 Drinks from Privateer Rum
🔲 Beer from RiverWalk Brewing
🔲 Delicious local food
🔲 Dressing up like a pirate or Parrot head
🔲 Dancing
🔲 Having FUN!!!!!!

If you checked one or more of the boxes you should join us for the ONE the ONLY PIRATE PARTY this Saturday (September 11th)!

Get your tickets here 👉 http://ow.ly/7kCs50G5JRD.

Guests are encouraged to dress like a Pirate or Parrot Head which sets a wonderful vibe to the evening. Best Costume wins a Prize. No costume arrgh ….no problem, we have an eye patch just for you. Watch out for a Special Guest!

Thar she goes! To Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, RIHonored to have hosted this 4 th order Fresnel for 46 years
09/01/2021

Thar she goes! To Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, RI
Honored to have hosted this 4 th order Fresnel for 46 years

The New Custom House WIFI is installed!  It will help us provide live streaming events from the lawn, like outdoor First...
08/25/2021

The New Custom House WIFI is installed! It will help us provide live streaming events from the lawn, like outdoor First Friday lectures, and was made possible by a grant from the Mass Humanities Bridge Street fund.

Here's your chance to enjoy the harbor, the breezes, and surf the internet. Connect to "Custom House Guest" password "25waterst". It might even attract crowds like these!

The New Custom House WIFI is installed! It will help us provide live streaming events from the lawn, like outdoor First Friday lectures, and was made possible by a grant from the Mass Humanities Bridge Street fund.

Here's your chance to enjoy the harbor, the breezes, and surf the internet. Connect to "Custom House Guest" password "25waterst". It might even attract crowds like these!

Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a Meet and Greet here the Custom House lawn TODAY (Tuesday, August 24th)!Elizabeth will...
08/24/2021

Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a Meet and Greet here the Custom House lawn TODAY (Tuesday, August 24th)!

Elizabeth will be answering questions, giving updates on what she’s fighting for in Washington, and discussing the most pressing issues we're facing right now in Massachusetts and across the country. Come meet our team and learn how you can get in this fight.

Here are the details:

Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Doors open at 5:00 PM. Event begins at 6:00 PM.

Register here: http://ow.ly/pQbl50FX5Kw

NOTE: The Meet and Greet will take place outdoors. This event is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends and family to join us — the more the merrier.

If you are in need of ADA seating or any other accommodation at the event, please let us know in the comment section of our RSVP form and we will work to make our event as comfortable as we can for you.

Elizabeth Warren will be hosting a Meet and Greet here the Custom House lawn TODAY (Tuesday, August 24th)!

Elizabeth will be answering questions, giving updates on what she’s fighting for in Washington, and discussing the most pressing issues we're facing right now in Massachusetts and across the country. Come meet our team and learn how you can get in this fight.

Here are the details:

Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Doors open at 5:00 PM. Event begins at 6:00 PM.

Register here: http://ow.ly/pQbl50FX5Kw

NOTE: The Meet and Greet will take place outdoors. This event is free and open to the public, so please invite your friends and family to join us — the more the merrier.

If you are in need of ADA seating or any other accommodation at the event, please let us know in the comment section of our RSVP form and we will work to make our event as comfortable as we can for you.

🚨 Please be advised --> We have a new mask policy here at the museum. Face masks are required inside the museum.#nbpt #n...
08/13/2021

🚨 Please be advised --> We have a new mask policy here at the museum. Face masks are required inside the museum.

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

🚨 Please be advised --> We have a new mask policy here at the museum. Face masks are required inside the museum.

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

We recently had the honor of having local business owner Daniel Healy and the crew of the Yacht Everglade tour the museu...
08/11/2021

We recently had the honor of having local business owner Daniel Healy and the crew of the Yacht Everglade tour the museum.

Through support of local businesses, cultural activities and charitable foundations Mr. Healy has raised awareness of our rich history by encouraging efforts towards the development and preservation of local history centers. On this day, he committed $100,000 to CHMM and we couldn't be more thankful.

Mr. Healy you are a true steward of our history!

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

We recently had the honor of having local business owner Daniel Healy and the crew of the Yacht Everglade tour the museum.

Through support of local businesses, cultural activities and charitable foundations Mr. Healy has raised awareness of our rich history by encouraging efforts towards the development and preservation of local history centers. On this day, he committed $100,000 to CHMM and we couldn't be more thankful.

Mr. Healy you are a true steward of our history!

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

🚨 Please be advised --> We have a new mask policy here at the museum. Face masks are required inside the museum.#nbpt #n...
08/11/2021

🚨 Please be advised --> We have a new mask policy here at the museum. Face masks are required inside the museum.

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

🚨 Please be advised --> We have a new mask policy here at the museum. Face masks are required inside the museum.

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

We are excited to announce that Maritime Days are back at CHMM! September 10 - 12th, themed dinners, live music, treasur...
08/10/2021

We are excited to announce that Maritime Days are back at CHMM! September 10 - 12th, themed dinners, live music, treasure hunts, and more will highlight the weekend.

For a complete lineup of events visit https://customhousemaritimemuseum.org/event/maritime-days-returns/

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

We are excited to announce that Maritime Days are back at CHMM! September 10 - 12th, themed dinners, live music, treasure hunts, and more will highlight the weekend.

For a complete lineup of events visit https://customhousemaritimemuseum.org/event/maritime-days-returns/

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

Congrats Axel! Thank you for all you do for the Custom House, the community and our country!
08/02/2021

Congrats Axel! Thank you for all you do for the Custom House, the community and our country!

Join us this afternoon at 3pm for the 19th Annual Favorite Poem Project! Hear a wide variety of readers, among them city...
07/31/2021

Join us this afternoon at 3pm for the 19th Annual Favorite Poem Project!

Hear a wide variety of readers, among them city officials, students (aged 7 to 18), neighbors, and professional poets, read poems to which they have a particular connection. The program includes poems that will make you laugh and that will make you cry, poems from the 18th century and from 2021, a poem in Hungarian, and a poem in French. Each poem has affected the reader in a unique way and in listening to the diverse speakers, we will celebrate poetry's power to make us all feel more connected to our humanity.

Also, we are excited about all the historical events going on in town during #yankeehomecoming! Stop by the Custom House to pick up your 'Chasing Port History' Scavenger Hunt packets!

To see all of the Heritage Tours visit https://yankeehomecoming.com/event/self-guided-heritage-tours/

Join us this afternoon at 3pm for the 19th Annual Favorite Poem Project!

Hear a wide variety of readers, among them city officials, students (aged 7 to 18), neighbors, and professional poets, read poems to which they have a particular connection. The program includes poems that will make you laugh and that will make you cry, poems from the 18th century and from 2021, a poem in Hungarian, and a poem in French. Each poem has affected the reader in a unique way and in listening to the diverse speakers, we will celebrate poetry's power to make us all feel more connected to our humanity.

Also, we are excited about all the historical events going on in town during #yankeehomecoming! Stop by the Custom House to pick up your 'Chasing Port History' Scavenger Hunt packets!

To see all of the Heritage Tours visit https://yankeehomecoming.com/event/self-guided-heritage-tours/

Took a field trip to check out Thacher Island in #Rockport, MA. Phenomenal adventure. Advance tickets required. Visit th...
07/17/2021

Took a field trip to check out Thacher Island in #Rockport, MA.

Phenomenal adventure. Advance tickets required. Visit their website (https://thacherisland.org/) to book your adventure!

Nothing to see here…just an absolutely amazing looking event at CHMM!
07/16/2021

Nothing to see here…just an absolutely amazing looking event at CHMM!

Nothing to see here…just an absolutely amazing looking event at CHMM!

We’ve said it before … we’ll say it again - we ❤️ our Coast Guard!
07/15/2021

We’ve said it before … we’ll say it again - we ❤️ our Coast Guard!

Our Museum Store is brimming with wonderful NEW gifts and books for locals, visitors and your pets!! Custom embroidered ...
07/13/2021

Our Museum Store is brimming with wonderful NEW gifts and books for locals, visitors and your pets!!

Custom embroidered Polo shirts in Men’s and Women’s sizes, (Grateful shoutout to @The Basin Apparel for their amazing work!)

#NBPT, #PI & #Newbury Hats, Koozies, Stickers, Pet Gifts and more created by local High School student Chris Brown; the talented entrepreneur behind #sandandflag.

Books by local authors, Jewelry, Kitchen, Host/Hostess, Children’s Gifts and so much more!!

We are open Tuesday through Sunday.

07/09/2021

Our friend Bethany Groff Dorau from Museum of Old Newbury takes her turn on the Local Pulse hot seat! Be sure to tune in!!!

Welcome to Newburyport! Probably not ironic that we just started our summer hours (Tues - Sat 10 to 4 and Sun 12 to 4) a...
07/06/2021

Welcome to Newburyport! Probably not ironic that we just started our summer hours (Tues - Sat 10 to 4 and Sun 12 to 4) and this beauty shows up!

The 197-foot yacht Bella Vita out of George Town, St. Kitts, docked on the Newburyport waterfront this morning. Harbormaster Paul Hogg, at right, watched as it eased toward the dock for a smooth tie-up.

Have a great Independence Day!This Carved Eagle Quarterboard, also called a sternboard depending on where it was hung, w...
07/04/2021

Have a great Independence Day!

This Carved Eagle Quarterboard, also called a sternboard depending on where it was hung, was made for the Custom House and was funded by the Noyes family. It was carved in 1977 by William Shepard, the official carver for Mystic Seaport. This gilded carving may be viewed in the Moseley Gallery of the museum!

Reminder - we are closed today! Starting July 6th we will be open Tuesday - Saturday (10 - 4 pm) and Sunday (12 - 4 pm).

#nbpt #newburyport #thingstodo #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb #mysticseaport

Have a great Independence Day!

This Carved Eagle Quarterboard, also called a sternboard depending on where it was hung, was made for the Custom House and was funded by the Noyes family. It was carved in 1977 by William Shepard, the official carver for Mystic Seaport. This gilded carving may be viewed in the Moseley Gallery of the museum!

Reminder - we are closed today! Starting July 6th we will be open Tuesday - Saturday (10 - 4 pm) and Sunday (12 - 4 pm).

#nbpt #newburyport #thingstodo #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb #mysticseaport

The weather is looking pretty iffy over the holiday weekend. Set your sails and visit CHMM!We are open Friday and Saturd...
07/02/2021

The weather is looking pretty iffy over the holiday weekend. Set your sails and visit CHMM!

We are open Friday and Saturday 10 - 4 pm and closed on Sunday (4th of July). Starting Tuesday, July 6th we'll be open Tuesday - Friday (10 - 4 pm) and Sunday 12 - 4 pm).

#nbpt #newburyport #thingstodo #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

The weather is looking pretty iffy over the holiday weekend. Set your sails and visit CHMM!

We are open Friday and Saturday 10 - 4 pm and closed on Sunday (4th of July). Starting Tuesday, July 6th we'll be open Tuesday - Friday (10 - 4 pm) and Sunday 12 - 4 pm).

#nbpt #newburyport #thingstodo #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #northofboston #nobcvb

About last night...Thank you to everyone that joined us and thank you to John Tavano, Roger Kimball, and Keith Augeri fo...
06/26/2021

About last night...

Thank you to everyone that joined us and thank you to John Tavano, Roger Kimball, and Keith Augeri for an awesome concert!

The next concert in our Summer Concert Series will be Liz Frame and the Kickers on July 30 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm!

Some pictures from our last Summer Concert Series performance with Doug Hammer. Don't forget we have our next concert TO...
06/25/2021

Some pictures from our last Summer Concert Series performance with Doug Hammer.

Don't forget we have our next concert TONIGHT at 6pm with John Tavano, Roger Kimball, and Keith Augeri! Tickets available here --> http://ow.ly/59aY50Fgbvx

#nbpt #newburyport #thingstodo #outdoorconcert #livemusic #livejazzmusic #jazzmusic

If you are a business that cares about local history we invite you to join our community and share history!We are lookin...
06/23/2021

If you are a business that cares about local history we invite you to join our community and share history!

We are looking for a charter group of businesses that want to help CHMM continue to keep maritime history alive and well in our area.

Interested in joining? Learn more --> http://ow.ly/hxdW50FgayQ

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory

If you are a business that cares about local history we invite you to join our community and share history!

We are looking for a charter group of businesses that want to help CHMM continue to keep maritime history alive and well in our area.

Interested in joining? Learn more --> http://ow.ly/hxdW50FgayQ

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory

Thank you Newburyport Bank!
06/22/2021

Thank you Newburyport Bank!

Newburyport Bank is committed to giving back to community and helping local businesses journey well. Custom House Maritime Museum is one of five local businesses that our business banking team was able to award $10,000 recently through the Jobs for New England Recovery Grant Program, which allocated $50,000 for us to use toward community support. This $50,000 will do so much good for our communities. It’s an honor to support this dynamic maritime history museum, education and cultural center, which is located in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Gift well. Journey Well.

If you haven't seen our current exhibit: "Entertainment for Man and Horse. Victuals Libations and Distractions in an Ear...
06/18/2021

If you haven't seen our current exhibit: "Entertainment for Man and Horse. Victuals Libations and Distractions in an Early American Tavern" make plans to do so! It’s pretty coooool!

Read more here: http://ow.ly/LwNN50Fdzg8

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #colonialtaverns

If you haven't seen our current exhibit: "Entertainment for Man and Horse. Victuals Libations and Distractions in an Early American Tavern" make plans to do so! It’s pretty coooool!

Read more here: http://ow.ly/LwNN50Fdzg8

#nbpt #newburyport #maritimemuseum #nauticalhistory #coastguard #essexcountyma #northshorema #merrimackriver #maritimeheritage #explorehistory #colonialtaverns

Address

25 Water St
Newburyport, MA
01950

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm

Telephone

(978) 462-8681

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Thank You ! To all the volunteers who give up so much of their time, to make Newburyport look so beautiful !
A very special moment. The light switch was flicked and the magic and the fun began! Great job to ALL!
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My life ring is lookin' good!
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Lexington, Marblehead, and Newburyport militias came to visit
Yes, life is getting back to normal slowwwly. This is wonderful! Reopening the Museum!
Hi, Michael McGinnis here. I’m trying to contact Jack Santos regarding the Pest Houses and more important to me, the possible carving/writing on the rock by Perry Way. (I think). I have been searching the banks of the Merrimack for many years and have found some native artifacts confirmed by an archaeologist who gave a lecture on The Algonquins that I attended. My email is [email protected] phone number 1-978-270-2004. Anytime after 11:00 AM. You can also private message me on Facebook. I love this kind of stuff and would appreciate seeing it. Thanks in advance, Michael
What treasures lie hidden deep in the custom house archives??? Hopefully none like these..
I would like to invite everyone to the October 5th event "Throwing Back; The Massachusetts Pottery Legacy" from 11 to 12:30 at the Custom House.This all ages, family friendly, unique event, would be of interest to everyone who is loves story-telling, pottery making and history as I relate to the current exciting redware, stoneware and art pottery exhibit, "Potters on the Merrimac, A Century of New England Ceramics" in a fast paced, entertaining performance. This program received funding from from the Newburyport Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. I am a Mass Cultural Council "Keeper of Tradition", a Mass CC Gold Star recipient and awarded over 900 LCC grants for my pottery events. I am a pottery demonstrator at Historic Deerfield and at the Old Colony Museum in Taunton. My schedule is found at
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to New York and New England Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. A significant amount of the Mariners were from New England. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx