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Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Closed Now: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Interesting side trip

This is a very small museum that was converted from an old oyster processing house. Much of their... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Interesting but don’t go out of your way to visit.

This is more an oyster museum than a maritime museum. Good for about 45 min and interesting to see... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
Christine H
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723 Second St, Annapolis, MD 21403-3323
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very small museum that was converted from an old oyster processing house. Much of their displays are focused on oyster harvesting and production than anything else. There was some very nice artwork. Overall not much to see and I wouldn't classify it...More

Thank Boomerang025
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of visiting this museum while there and prior to a fundraising concert occurring there. The museum has great exhibits concerning the maritime history for the Chesapeake area. The building even has an art room with great photographs of the area and...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This is more an oyster museum than a maritime museum. Good for about 45 min and interesting to see the history of the region. Nice views. And apparently a wedding venue too. This is not involved enough to go crazy out of your way for.

1  Thank Christine H
Reviewed June 21, 2018

The museum is very small, but free. I was very disappointed with the gift shop. Can only park about 3 cars

1  Thank msm1990
Reviewed May 11, 2018

The exhibits here explain the history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay in a small setting. They also have a winter lecture series on relevant topics that is well worth attending. In warmer weather there are local-group concerts on the grounds.

1  Thank Cecily B
Reviewed March 27, 2018

This small, free museum showcases the history of the oyster industry in the Chesapeake. The staff are very knowledgeable and did a great job of engaging my kids. Worth a visit.

Thank SBS20001
Reviewed February 5, 2018

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 volunteers are more then interesting and the museum's exhibits are clear, concise...More

1  Thank Susan Y
Reviewed January 14, 2018

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 and the main BOAT in the middle...More

2  Thank PathfinderMark
Reviewed November 22, 2017

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!

Thank Susan O
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This museum does show some history but its a very small one room museum. Located a few miles from the busy area of Annapolis

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Rae G
May 21, 2016|
Response from Caitlin S | Property representative |
There's a small shell parking lot directly behind the building.
Rae G
May 21, 2016|
Response from M P | Reviewed this property |
At the maritime museum there is a small amount of parking next to the building. But space is limited