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Annapolis Maritime Museum

723 Second Street

Focus & Impact

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. We accomplish this mission through an engaging suite of hands-on programming and by bringing visitors to our unique location, at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

The education program at the Annapolis Maritime Museum annually serves more than 3,000 students from the City of Annapolis and the surrounding region. Our goal is to help students connect to the place they live, a connection that is necessary to foster a strong environmental ethic and sense of stewardship.


The Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) is a major community asset serving Anne Arundel County and beyond.

A volunteer board of 15 distinguished community members, together with an advisory board of 11 members, and a professional staff oversee the operations and long-range planning for this tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We are also proud to say our thriving cohort of volunteers (almost 300 at last count) are involved in all aspects of the Museum's functions. Please visit our Donations page if you are interested in making a fully tax deductible gift to the Museum.



Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This welcoming little museum greets you with a small free parking lot and a tiny outdoor park with sturdy wooden bench, historic work boats on display, piers to view the bay, and a free public canoe launch. Inside the museum building you'll find a large aquarium you can "step into" (behind glass) with handy touch screen information, a boat kids can climb board, and interesting displays about the creatures of the Chesapeake Bay and the historical seafood industry in Annapolis. Includes nice public restrooms, a tiny gift shop, and a large rentable events room lined with regional art photography.

Barbara Warner

Friday, April 13, 2018
This area of Annapolis is called East Port. We were doing a self guided tour using an app called "Whereigo" that a fellow Geocache had created as part of the 2018 Cache Across Maryland geocaching event. This tour took us where we had been but we're not aware of it's special community history.

Suzanne Vaughn

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Art gallery, Chesapeake Bay educational displays and programs and excellent lectures. A wonderful place for a family visit.

Melissa Giusti

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
My husband and I had a courthouse wedding earlier this year but still wanted to celebrate with our family and friends at some point. We went to a rehearsal dinner at the Museum a couple of years ago and I fell in love with it. So, when we decided we wanted to have the celebration in Annapolis (my husband's hometown) I only looked at one venue. The Museum is just so unique, low-key, and genuinely Annapolis. I also loved giving our venue money to a Museum and good cause. Once we met Paige to tour the venue and knew our date was available, we were set. Paige was very responsive to our request to set up a meeting and flexible with our limited availability to meet (we do not live in the area). Since we were already married we did not have a ceremony at the Museum, just a December reception for 126 guests starting at 6pm. When you tour the space, it seems like the capacity of 150 would be tight, but we ended up having plenty of room. It was also daylight when we toured the space, so were bummed that it would be dark by the time our guests arrived and they wouldn't really get the water views, but the venue looked GORGEOUS at night. We went with all white tables, chairs, tablecloths, plateware, etc and gold accents (framed pictures, table numbers, vases, votives, etc) and white and green bouquets and it looked amazing. We had two heaters outside on the tented deck and guests loved being out there for the raw bar, drinks, apps, dessert, etc. I loved that we didn't have to worry about weather - it was nice that it didn't rain/snow for outdoor pictures prior but it would not have put a damper on the main event at all! I could go on and on about how perfect the venue was. So many guests asked us how we found it. The only downsides (which I'm not going to dock any points for since we knew all of this going in) were that the party has to end by 10pm and that buses can't get all the way down to the venue. Could not recommend AMM more!!!

Cecil Hawkins

Sunday, July 1, 2018
Had a nice time fishing there

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