Visit Banner

Museum Hours & AdmissionFrom Bembe 7 2

Thursday-Sunday, 11:00am-3:00pm
Admission is FREE
Check our calendar for holiday closings

723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
Phone: 410-295-0104

The Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a small one room museum, at the mouth of Back Creek, overlooking the Chesapeake visit-1Bay and housed in 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. 

There are many things to do at the Museum. We offer guided tours and educational activities for children and adults. We also have scheduled lectures and events throughout the year. Tours of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse are offered on specific weekends, to schedule your tour today. For more information on programs offered by the Museum, look at our calendar

Getting Here

The Annapolis Maritime Museum is located at 723 Second Street in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis. The campus is at the Back Creek end of Second Street.

For specific directions, click here.

Specialty Tours

Specialty tours are offered to high school and adult groups. To schedule a specialty tour please call 410-295-0104 x 13. Please schedule 1-2 weeks in advance. 

McNasbys - The Story of an Entrepreneur and his familyGeneral Photo of McNasby Truck

Price: $6.00 per person 
Length: 1 hour 
Learn about William McNasby and how he built and ran a successful business during the oyster industry heyday. Listen to the stories of the people who worked and grew up in the Eastport neighborhood. This tour is designed to provide a personal history of the McNasby family business.

Introduction to Oysters in the Chesapeake Bayoyster

Price: $6.00 per person 
Length: 1 hour 
Hear how oysters were harvested and processed at the McNasby Oyster Company. Participants will also learn about reef ecology, regulations, internal anatomy and how to shuck an oyster. This tour is designed for oyster rookies and is intended to give an overview of oysters and the industry.


Back to Top

Have Questions? Call 410-295-0104