The Museum's exhibition gallery is open with the signature exhibit, "Oysters on the Half Shell." Regular hours are Thursday-Sunday, noon - 4 p.m., and for seminars, concerts and other meetings and programs by appointment. The Museum office is open for business 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Click on Calendar for an up-to-date listing.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum seeks to connect the richness of the maritime heritage of the Annapolis area with our local youth and adults.The Museum operates from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek, with unequaled views of Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay.
The Museum campus is the site of the last remaining oyster packing plant in the area, the McNasby's Oyster Packing Company. The McNasby building was severely damaged by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, but has been restored, thanks to community support, as the Bay Experience Center -- an interactive facility like no other. It is now home to our signature exhibit, "Oysters on the Half Shell." Programming, such as our popular summer concert series and winter lecture series, continues.
The Museum's activities have grown through the years with community support and sheer determination, first in our other campus building, the 650 square-foot Barge House, restored through volunteer efforts and in-kind donations, and now in the McNasby building. The Museum is host to meetings, community events, lectures, concerts, and children's educational activities. It is the launching point for the Museum's tours to
the iconic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse -- the most famous symbol of the upper Chesapeake Bay.
With a great deal of community support, the Museum has continued to do great things -- full steam ahead! We have accomplished much and there are big plans in the offing. Join us. Participate in history and in keeping history alive.
The second printing of Over the Bridge: A History of Eastport at Annapolis, a 368-page hardback by Ginger Doyel, is in! If you didn't get your copy because we sold out of the first printing, call us now. Read more about the book.
13th Annual Summer Concert Series
kicks off with the “smarts & soul” of Dan Haas
ends with "funk & soul" of Raw Hands
Enjoy eight weeks of folk, classic rock, soul, psychedelic, funk, bluegrass, country, jazz standards, Hawaiian swing, island music, boogie-woogie, blues, and swing
on the beach at the Museum! Read more.
Reserve your Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse tour
come aboard this icon of the Chesapeake Bay
On Exhibit Now
Boats of the Bay
– Local art promoter Dave Murphy has gathered together a group of 12 local artists, including Lee Boynton and Carolyn Councell, whose works interpret all types of vessels that make the Bay their home. In various media they all tell the tale of the way we work and play on the Chesapeake Bay. Exhibit runs from April 24 to June 30.
to the Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Education Center
at the Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Museum plays a unique role in teaching children and adults about the environment and our maritime heritage. Learn about the programs we offer and how you can participate. Volunteers are needed!
Chesapeake Champions Afterschool Program
Bay Bound Annapolis Community Outreach Program
6th Grade Oyster Partnership
Like to work on old boats or would you like to learn?
Contact us to join the Wooden Boat Crew.