Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403 - United States





Free Everyday

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is dedicated to engaging children and adults with the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and the maritime history of Annapolis. The Museum is situated on a small campus at the mouth of Back Creek, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and housed in the last historic oyster-packing plant in Annapolis. This special setting allows AMMP to engage visitors in an interactive experience that highlights the oyster and its role in shaping both the history and maritime culture of Annapolis.


During your visit, get an “oyster eye” view of the animals that call an oyster reef home in our 850 gallon Chesapeake aquarium. Learn more about oyster harvesting and packing through a series of interactive touch screens. Visitors are invited to learn about how the Museum’s authentic oyster processing equipment was used. Adults and children alike climb aboard a locally built deadrise workboat, Miss Lonesome, on display with cut-away sections showing how these boats were built and used for tonging oysters.


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