Annapolis Maritime Museum

Address: 723 Second St. Eastport, Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone: (410) 295-0104 | Presenter

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About Annapolis Maritime Museum

Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a waterfront museum, at the mouth of Back Creek, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and housed in what was historically the last oyster-packing plant in Annapolis. The museum engages visitors in an interactive experience that highlights the oyster and its role in shaping both the history and maritime culture of Annapolis. Our displays include an 850 gallon aquarium, a traditional deadrise workboat, and the history of the McNasby seafood packing company. The Museum operates from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek, with unequaled views of the Chesapeake Bay. The historic McNasby building is the ideal setting for meaningful waterfront education experiences, maritime seminars, concerts, and other programs and events.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum offers education programs for school aged children and adults with exhibits and special events. Lecture series, art exhibits and nature and environmental collaborations, even facilities available for special occasions. More information, volunteer and support opportunities, and upcoming events at

Museum is free and open to the public Wednesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The museum is open year-round. Private tours can be scheduled any day of the week, please call 410-295-0104.



- Family Friendly

- Pet Friendly


- Gift Shop / Shopping On Site

- Group Tours Available

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite



- Wheelchair


- Friday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Saturday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Sunday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Thursday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Free Parking

TripAdvisor® Traveller Reviews

History Annapolis Maritime
This is a great place to spend an hour exploring the fine exhibits about the crabbing and oyster harvesting on the Chesapeake. It's free to enter, though donations are appreciated. The folks there... Read Full Review
Wedding Reception
We attended the wedding of 2 Navel Academy grads. Dinner was great. The venue was perfect. Not to formal and not too casual. Read Full Review
Great secret place for fishing and crabbing
We came here to fish and crab, but were pleasantly surprised by the museum. Staff was friendly and what few exhibits there were were very interesting. I wouldn't go out of your way to visit the... Read Full Review

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13th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash
Annapolis Maritime Museum

13th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash

September 16, 2017

The Annapolis Maritime Museum, Boatyard Bar & Grill, and Annapolis Subaru are hosting the 13th Annual Boatyard Beach Bash on Saturday, September 16th, 2017, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Museum’s waterfront property in Eastport. Coral Reefers Peter Mayer, Brendan Mayer, Keith Sykes, and Doyle Grisham are set to perform alongside world-class musicians John Frinzi, Scott Kirby, Aaron Scherz, and John Patty. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy these world-class artists in an intimate setting at the beautiful waterfront campus of the Annapolis Maritime Museum. General admission tickets are $75 and include a grilled buffet dinner provided by founding sponsor, Boatyard Bar & Grill, two drink vouchers and—of course—a fantastic concert! A $125.00 V.I.P. (Very Important Parrothead) ticket also includes admittance to an exclusive reception prior to the concert: meet touring and recording members of the Jimmy Buffett band before they perform, while enjoying signature Painkiller cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from the area's best caterers. It's Parrot Head Paradise! 

Tides & Tunes: Free Summer Concert Series
Annapolis Maritime Museum

Tides & Tunes: Free Summer Concert Series

June 15, 2017

On Thursday nights this summer, bring the family to the Annapolis Maritime Museum to enjoy live music by local bands against the scenic backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Each week features a different style of music; there's a little something for everyone.  Admission is FREE; however, a $10 donation per person is appreciated. Beer, wine, signature cocktails, and food will be available for purchase. (Please refrain from bringing your own beverages as proceeds support environmental education programs at the Museum.) Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating during the concert. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held under the tent on the Museum back deck. Complete 2017 Schedule: Date Band Genre/Description June 15 Eastport Oyster Boys Folk, Island Rhythms, Traditional Rock June 22 The Shatners Dance, Party June 29 The Corsicans Rock,Funk,Reggae July 6 The High & Wides Bluegrass July 13 Timmy Metz Trio Modern & Classic Rock July 20 Dublin 5 High Energy Irish Rock July 27 Mad Planet Party Blend of Rock,Reggae&Funk August 3 Sean Hetrick & the Leftovers Alternative Rock August 10 Mike McHenry Soul,Funk,Rock August 17 Pressing Strings Soul Stirring American Roots