Things to Do Museums

Captain Avery Museum

1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side, MD 20764
(410) 867-4486

About Captain Avery Museum

The Museum is the circa 1859 historic waterman's home of Captain Salem Avery and his family. This National Historic Landmark is where we collect, preserve and share local Chesapeake history and the stories of our families. The Museum is a center for our community to have fun together, celebrating the culture of the Bay-past, present, and future. Hours of Operation Museum: Sundays, 1 - 4 pm. Open from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in November (or December 1, if that is a Sunday). The museum is closed on Easter Sunday and any other holidays that fall on a Sunday. Library: Mondays, 12 - 3 pm year round, except around Christmas. To verify that we are open, call 410-867-4486. Outdoor Exhibits: every day, dawn to dusk



- Family Friendly

- Pet Friendly

- Reservation Recommended


- Group Tours Available

- Outdoor Picnic Area (covered)

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite



- Wheelchair


- Bus Parking

- Free Parking

Make and Take Yule Log Centerpiece Workshops
Captain Avery Museum

Make and Take Yule Log Centerpiece Workshops

December 17, 2017

Local artists Chrissie Hines and Joanne Graham of Art House 20765 will lead 30 minute workshops for making classic Yule Log centerpieces. Logs and freshly cut greenery will be provided along with guidance from the artists for making one-of-a-kind creations to take home or give as gifts. Reservations required at or 410-867-4486.