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Custom House Maritime Museum

25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
+1 978-462-8681
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Interesting Place.

If you're intrigued by the history of this area and the maritime aspects in general, by all means... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug M
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Auburn, Massachusetts
Small building, full of history

They do a great job with their exhibits here. The building is beautiful and it is full of the... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
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“coast guard” (11 reviews)
“gift shop” (6 reviews)
“new england” (5 reviews)
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25 Water St, Newburyport, MA 01950-2754
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+1 978-462-8681
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Enjoyed touring beautifully decorated, beautiful homes. Many tasty food and drink options in town. Liked that Museum sponsored the event/raised funds. Stayed at lovely Compass Rose B&B.

Thank C B
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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

Thank Liam p
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

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

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

So I love history, so thought this would be a good stop. The place is little underwhelming. The displays are mediocre. The upstairs is HOT in the summer. Interesting architecture though.

Thank MTCE98
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Don't be fooled by the name--the Maritime Museum is much more than ships and sailors. There is a ton of local history packed into its attractive walls. I was particularly impressed with the exhibit of Newburyport literary son John P. Marquand. There's a room dedicated...More

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a great maritime museum. Found more information during our family search trip, & helpful docents added information to our places to search.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Very interested artifacts about the culture and history of Newburyport. The museum is packed with a variety of interesting artifacts. Great little museum for all ages!

Thank AdBloke
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
Its a very small museum so about an hour should be enough. Try to meet the Executive Director Michael Mroz.
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