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We passed the Custom House Maritime Museum several times while walking through Newburyport, and it doesn't look like much from the outside.
But it's exploding with interesting artifacts and displays about the history of this city, once the fourth largest in the nation.
Very good, informative museum about Newburyport's shipbuilding and maritime history. I learned at least 5 new things while visiting today. If that's important to you, this may be a good place for you. About an hour and a half of your time for a minimal...More
This is a small town museum which tells of an incredibly rich history. Clipper ships, trading in the Far East, ship building, slave transporting, and birthplace of the Coast Guard. Wow! There are limited hours, but never a line to see all the exhibits.
If you're intrigued by the history of this area and the maritime aspects in general, by all means, check it out. A very large array of interesting artifacts and art. You can schedule guided tours or freestyle. Not a large place but pretty neat. Probably...More
They do a great job with their exhibits here. The building is beautiful and it is full of the maritime history of Newburyport, yes, but really of this entire region.
This is the birthplace of Coast Guard and it is interesting to visit this exhibit....More
This place was a nice surprise. Beautiful building. Wonderful staff! You can take a guided tour or brows around on your own. Lots of interesting exhibits, tons of history. I had no idea that Newburyport was the birth place of the United States Coast Guard...More
Whether you just like boats or if you are an old tar ,put this museum on your list.I was impressed by the exhibits which included a modern section featuring Model Coast Guard Ships all the way back to the days of sail.The exhibits are too...More
A nineteenth century customs house in remarkable condition preserves the maritime and commercial history of Newburyport and surroundings. Original artifacts, works of art and the library of popular local author John P. Marquand create a mix that gives the visitor a taste of old New...More