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 Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, brings to life the distinctive role that Annapolis has played for generations in the marine industry through exhibits, lectures, and programs held at our two campuses located in Back Creek.
Annapolis Maritime Museum – MUSEUM CAMPUS
(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.
Annapolis Maritime Museum – PARK CAMPUS
(Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park)
This renovated, 12-acre waterfront park accommodates AMM’s ever-expanding education programs as well as the Education Staff offices. The enhanced educational program places the Museum in a stronger position to fulfill its mission of inspiring a love of the Chesapeake Bay for generations to come. With the Park Campus, AMM expects to continue to significantly add to, and expand, its existing programs to cater to over 15,000 adults and children annually. An old waterworks building on site has been restored and converted to classrooms for hosting school programs and summer camps, while future plans include event space and an amazing event pavilion and maritime-themed playground. Walking trails, a kayak/canoe launch, and an amphitheater are also located on-site. The Park is located at 7300 Edgewood Road.
In an effort to continue public access to the Bay, AMM in May 2019 entered a new partnership with Capital SUP. The stand up paddleboarding company is now located within the Park Campus.
About Capital SUP
Capital SUP, established in 2014, and headquartered in historic Annapolis, MD, was founded from a vision of creating a gym on the water experience. In three short years, Capital SUP has become the leading stand up paddleboard company in the Mid-Atlantic region.