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Annapolis Maritime Museum

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Address: 723 Second St, Annapolis, MD 21403-3323
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Oyster business history

Less of a fully encompassing maritime museum and more a oystering museum. The museum consists of one large room full of items related to the local oyster industry including a... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
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Annapolis, Maryland
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is great for school groups but also great for families to visit. The museum is small and can be seen in just over an hour. The location gives beautiful, scenic views.

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Thank Shekja
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time here for a friends wedding reception. The food and views were really great! It was neat that you could enjoy all the museum surroundings while you were celebrating. Not sure who the band was but they pleased us all.

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Thank Trey A
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I happened across a notice for "sock burning" and all the oysters I could eat at this Maritime Museum in the charming Eastport section of Annapolis. Apparently it's become a local rite of passage to celebrate spring by tossing your socks into the fire on the little beach here and that's just what I did. A $30 admission the day... More 

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Thank Dawn M
Stevensville, Maryland
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The Museum is quaint and open to public for review. Children may enjoy but mostly for an adult viewing.

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Jupiter, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A must see on your visit to town, on the list for "you have to do here". If you love the water, you'll love this place.

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McMurdo Station Antarctica
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309 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Less of a fully encompassing maritime museum and more a oystering museum. The museum consists of one large room full of items related to the local oyster industry including a boat, an aquarium and several hands on exhibits; the second room is a art gallery and they also have a few outdoor exhibits with oystering vessels on display. The museum... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The staff at the maritime museum were friendly and informative. Had a good visit and a good walk through town getting there.

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Denver, Colorado
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57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is not a museum as you would expect by the name, but more of a historical building that now has small exhibits to explain the story of fishing oysters from the bay, from both a past and current point of view. It is quirky and interesting and certainly worth a visit if you are in the area!

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Thank MtnWill
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We attended a wedding here and it really was spectacular! The ceremony took place around sunset on the outside deck, right on the water -- it was beautiful! The reception flowed well with the layout of the museum. Overall, it was really, really nice!

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Annapolis
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Set in an old oyster packing plant, a nice little local museum (free entrance). Also see the weekday free concerts and the great tours to the Thomas Point lighthouse

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