Museum Campus


The Annapolis region is forever linked with the Chesapeake Bay, the oyster industry, and  a proud maritime history. This history, which includes the environmental impacts of humans due to over-harvesting and depletion of the oyster population, must be preserved, remembered, and understood by all future stewards of our environment. The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park ensures that the maritime heritage of Annapolis is never forgotten.

The Annapolis Maritime Museum

(McNasby Oyster Company)

The historic McNasby Oyster Company has served as the perfect home for the Annapolis Maritime Museum since 2001. The company’s success was built on the watermen’s knowledge of the Chesapeake Bay, its health, and the ecological diversity of this vast body of water. What better place for the Annapolis Maritime Museum to call home and pursue its mission of educating and informing the public of the enormous ecological wealth and history of the Chesapeake Bay? Interactive heritage exhibits, environmental programs, camps, and engaging community events have transformed the Museum into an essential, beloved feature of the Annapolis community. With direct views of the Chesapeake Bay, the Museum Campus includes the McNasby Oyster Company building, Barge House, three transient piers, and adjacent beachside park—the only in Annapolis—complete with a historic wooden boat exhibit.

front the annapolis maritime museum

Plan Your Visit

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Heritage Cruises

Set sail with us on a two hour, on the water tour, aboard the Wilma Lee.

Experience Annapolis and the Chesapeake Bay like never before on this guided two-hour heritage cruise aboard the historic Skipjack Wilma Lee. Complimentary water is available onboard.

Gift Shop

Take a piece of Annapolis home with you!

The Museum’s Gift Shop offers unique souvenirs, clothing, housewares, toys, books and more in partnership with local businesses.