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Annapolis Maritime Museum

723 Second St. Eastport, Annapolis, MD 21403
(410) 295-0104

About Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is a waterfront museum at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. The museum is 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 & Park offers education programs for school-aged children and adults as well as exhibits and special event, an annual winter lecture series, art exhibits. The museum space is available for private rentals. For more information about volunteer opportunities and upcoming events, please visit

The museum is FREE and open to the public Tuesday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The museum is open year-round. Our docks are open to the public year-round from dawn to dusk. Private tours can be scheduled any day of the week, please call 443-214-5872.



- Family Friendly

- Pet Friendly


- Gift Shop / Shopping On Site

- Group Tours Available

- Private Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite



- Wheelchair


- Sunday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Thursday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Friday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Saturday

11:00am - 3:00pm

- Free Parking

A niche museum
The exhibits here explain the history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay in a small setting. They also have a winter lecture series on relevant topics that is well worth attending. In warmer weather... Read Full Review
Small but worth a visit
This small, free museum showcases the history of the oyster industry in the Chesapeake. The staff are very knowledgeable and did a great job of engaging my kids. Worth a visit. Read Full Review
A Worth the Visit Kinda Place
While a small place the Annapolis Maritime Museum takes one on the journey of the rich ecology and maritime heritage of Annapolis. The museum is the former home of McNasby Oyster Company. The... Read Full Review

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Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series
Annapolis Maritime Museum

Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series

June 14, 2018

The Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series offers 10 weeks of popular music–from rock to folk to jazz–with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. No coolers or outside alcohol permitted. Bring a chair or blanket.  In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside the Museum. Complete lineup below! June 14 | Sweet Leda (Funk, Rock, Soul, & Pop)  June 21 | Mad Planet (Party Blend of Rock & Reggae)  June 28 | Sean Hetrick & the Leftovers (Alternative Rock) July 5 | Dan Haas (Pop & Rock)  July 12 | Dublin 5 (High Energy Irish Rock)  July 19 | Timmie Metz Band (Modern & Classic Rock) July 26 | Eastport Oyster Boys (Folk, Island Rhythms, Traditional Rock) August 2 | Sly 45 (Vintage Rock to Modern Pop)  August 9 | Michael McHenry Tribe (Soul, Funk, Rock)  For more information or directions, visit or call the museum at 410-295-0104, x4

Rock the Dock
Annapolis Maritime Museum

Rock the Dock

June 7, 2018

Rock out with beer, wine, orange crushes from Acme, oysters, local BBQ and appetizers while enjoying live music by Sly 45! There will also be games, raffles and silent auction prizes. Please join us for a nice night overlooking the Chesapeake Bay – come support a great organization and help the Annapolis Rotaract Club raise awareness and funds for Gigi's Playhouse!