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The Annapolis Maritime Museum is designed to educate curious visitors of all ages about Annapolis’s rich maritime heritage and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly the bay’s all-important oyster and its harvesters.
Situated on the waterfront, the Museum provides the perfect setting for visitors to engage in interactive experiences that highlight the oyster and its role in shaping the history and the maritime culture of Annapolis. Learn how to harvest oysters, climb aboard a locally built workboat, or wade into one of the only public beaches in Annapolis. Artifacts as well as an 850-gallon Chesapeake Aquarium are on display to give visitors an understanding of the historic maritime culture that has made Annapolis what it is today.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum educates youth and adults about the Annapolis area's rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits and community events. They accomplish this mission through an engaging suite of hands-on programming and by bringing visitors to their unique location, at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.