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Annapolis Maritime Museum
Based on 39 traveler reviews
Great waterfront museum!
Mar 28, 2015 by: LaRee H from Sunbury, Pennsylvania
First trip to this area so like to check out the local museums--this former oyster packing house is an amazing tribute to the city's great history. Caitlin S. gave us the tour and answered our questions-very knowledgable, friendly, and we enjoyed this place because we could picture exactly what she was explaining to us as the artifacts were the real deal. Also loved the waterfront right there off the dock in front of us, thank you!
Mar 20, 2015 by: NancyW202 from Annapolis, Maryland
Great place to visit. Attended a concert there as well as took the tour. So many things they do with youngsters. Quite educational. Well trained staff; very interested in helping you get the most from your visit. A must do when in Annapolis.
Well done history of the Bay
Feb 18, 2015 by: Barbacan2014 from Annapolis, Maryland
In an old Oyster house, this museum tells the history o oystering on the Chesapeake Bay. The docents are delightful as are the displays which include actual old oystering boats outside. The site is beautifujl, a nice deck and pier to watch the boats sailing and motoring by. Donations accepted.
History of the water at its best
Jan 21, 2015 by: George P from Crofton, Maryland, United States
People come to Annapolis for a variety of reasons and then they don't want to leave. Ever wonder why? It's because of places to visit such as the Maritime Museum. Is it a Museum? Yes! Is it a place to take a nice lunch or dinner and sit out on the docks and enjoy the water, the nearby boats, the Sun Sets, the general Ambiance? Yes! You can sit on the pier or just grab one of the few picnic tables and enjoy a seafood meal as you watch the water fowl, boats, etc go by. The building is a former Oyster packing house. In its day folks worked 12 hour shifts to pack the harvested Oysters. Often there is an original Oyster harvesting boat known as a Skipjack and it is one of 13 remaining boats from a fleet of over 600 that were built for the sole purpose of working the Oyster harvesting trade. There are still 12 working Skipjack boats in the Chesapeake and the 13th boat is used for educational purposes and it is often docked right outside the Maritime Museum. Most of all the Museum is FREE and if there are kids in your group, this is a site NOT to be missed. Kids and grownups can learn all about Oysters, Blue Crabs, etc. This place is a real find!!! Go and enjoy!
Great little place with a lot of heart
Jan 21, 2015 by: roxita from DF
We went here after reading the reviews and we are glad we did. It is small but my son loved it. He got to try on fishing gear and "work" on a boat. The real gem of this place is the guy who works there, Eric. He was a font of information, took a lot of time with us and really showed his love of the place with the care he took with everyone who visited. It is very small but if you have the time, it's worth the trip.
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