Annapolis Maritime Museum is dedicated to educating the community in order to cultivate lifelong environmental literacy. Online resources allow you to continue learning from anywhere about the Annapolis area’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay.
Or explore AMM’s virtual exhibits:
Join Kat Spitzer from VisitAnnapolis as she takes you on a tour of the Waterman Exhibit at the Annapolis Maritime Museum:
(a previous exhibit to the museum).
The Annapolis region is forever linked with the Chesapeake Bay, the oyster industry, and a proud maritime history. The historic McNasby Oyster Company was the last oyster packing plant in Annapolis and serves as the home of the Annapolis Maritime Museum. The maritime heritage exhibits, environmental education programs, and engaging community events held at the McNasby Campus have established the Museum as a beloved community anchor.
With a direct view of the Bay, the campus includes the exhibit room, three transient piers, an adjacent beachside park with wooden boat exhibits and kayak launch point, a new research library and a revolving, maritime-themed art display.
The Museum (McNasby Campus) is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (year-round excluding major holidays). It is located in the picturesque neighborhood of Eastport at 723 Second St, Annapolis, MD, 21403. Admission is free; donations are appreciated. ***The Museum is currently closed through spring 2020 while under construction for new exhibits. These new exhibits will showcase three thematic sections: Bay Health, Oyster Economy and Annapolis Waters. We cannot wait to share our new high-tech, high-touch exhibits with you!***
Located across Back Creek from AMMP’s McNasby Campus is the museum’s newest addition: Back Creek Nature Park Campus (BCNP). This renovated, 12-acre park accommodates the AMMP’s ever-expanding education programs, helping to further develop the curriculum to include natural sciences through hands-on activities at the campus’ urban ecology park. The enhanced educational program will place the Museum in a stronger position to fulfill its mission of inspiring a love of the Chesapeake Bay for generations to come. An old waterworks building on site has been restored and converted to classrooms for hosting school programs and summer camps, while future plans include event space and a replicated maritime village. With the addition of BCNP, AMMP expects to significantly add to, and expand, its existing programs to cater to an extra 8,000 to 10,000 students annually. The Park is located off Edgewood Road.
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Telephone: (410) 295-0104
Museum: 723 2nd St Annapolis, MD 21403
Tuesday -Sunday 11:AM-3:00PM
Temporarily closed through spring 2020 due to construction
Back Creek Nature Park Campus: 7300 Edgewood Road, Annapolis (off of Bay Ridge Rd.)
Open Dawn to Dusk
Preservation, The Chesapeake Bay, Virtual Experiences