Each month our local history blogger, Kat Spitzer, takes readers on a trip to an exhibit in Anne Arundel County. This month, Kat visited the Annapolis Maritime Museum, where she walks us through Annapolis’s rich maritime heritage, the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Bay’s all-important oyster and its harvesters.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a small museum that operates from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek, with unparalleled views of the Chesapeake Bay. 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. Its displays include an 850-gallon aquarium, a traditional deadrise workboat, and the history of the McNasby seafood packing company.  The historic McNasby building is the ideal setting for meaningful waterfront education experiences, maritime seminars, concerts, and other programs and events.

The Museum offers education programs for school-aged children and adults with exhibits and special events. It also provides lecture series, art exhibits, nature and environmental collaborations, and facilities rentals available for special occasions.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum (723 Second Street, in the neighborhood of Eastport) is free and open to the public Thursday - Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., year-round. For more information, visit the Annapolis Maritime Museum online today!


Videography courtesy of DMH Visual Productions