Located in the historic McNasby Oyster Co. building, the last oyster-packing plant in Annapolis, the Museum celebrates the area’s rich maritime heritage with exhibits and programs, concerts and lectures. Unique access to Chesapeake Bay includes a world-class view and piers for crabbing and fishing.
Oysters on the Half Shell teaches students and visitors alike about the natural history of the oyster and its importance to the health of the Chesapeake Bay as well as the cultural history of the people who made their living in the oyster industry.
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