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Annapolis Maritime Museum
Based on 36 traveler reviews
History of the water at its best
Jan 21, 2015 by: George P from Crofton, Maryland, United States
People come to Annapolis for a variety of reasons and then they don't want to leave. Ever wonder why? It's because of places to visit such as the Maritime Museum. Is it a Museum? Yes! Is it a place to take a nice lunch or dinner and sit out on the docks and enjoy the water, the nearby boats, the Sun Sets, the general Ambiance? Yes! You can sit on the pier or just grab one of the few picnic tables and enjoy a seafood meal as you watch the water fowl, boats, etc go by. The building is a former Oyster packing house. In its day folks worked 12 hour shifts to pack the harvested Oysters. Often there is an original Oyster harvesting boat known as a Skipjack and it is one of 13 remaining boats from a fleet of over 600 that were built for the sole purpose of working the Oyster harvesting trade. There are still 12 working Skipjack boats in the Chesapeake and the 13th boat is used for educational purposes and it is often docked right outside the Maritime Museum. Most of all the Museum is FREE and if there are kids in your group, this is a site NOT to be missed. Kids and grownups can learn all about Oysters, Blue Crabs, etc. This place is a real find!!! Go and enjoy!
Great little place with a lot of heart
Jan 21, 2015 by: roxita from DF
We went here after reading the reviews and we are glad we did. It is small but my son loved it. He got to try on fishing gear and "work" on a boat. The real gem of this place is the guy who works there, Eric. He was a font of information, took a lot of time with us and really showed his love of the place with the care he took with everyone who visited. It is very small but if you have the time, it's worth the trip.
A Hidden Gem
Jan 15, 2015 by: James H from Arnold, Maryland
I hadn’t stopped by here in several years and I was recently reminded what a hidden gem this place is. Located in the Eastport section of Annapolis this is the site of the old McNasby Oyster Packing Plant. It has only been in operation as a museum since approximately 2000 but it is an integral part of the community reminding locals of their recent heritage and educating new residents and children to a time that is no longer. This is a hands on place with all the joys of “working” water communities. It is an educational place, a quiet place, a charming place and a real place that reeks of old Annapolis. Thanks gang for doing such a great job.
Good little museum
Aug 22, 2014 by: Emil T from Omaha, Nebraska
This is a small little museum on the Main Street but easy yo misuses it focuses on the history of the area and how it developed pretty interesting considering how small it is
Worth the visit.
May 22, 2014 by: mbkodiak from
Its a tiny museum but worth the trip. The gift shop has all kinds of cool things. There are historic photos in all the windows upstairs with descriptions - I liked that alot. A really cool old building also!
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