Custom House Maritime Museum

25 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950


The CHMM is a dynamic maritime history museum; education and cultural center; emerging research facility; and a meeting place for people seeking a unique venue for professional or social gatherings. We connect our vibrant past to our living present through our relationships with local educational, artistic, business, and environmental organizations.

Housed in this historic structure, the CHMM’s unique collection of maritime objects, art, models, and historical documents reflect the rich history of the region from the seventeenth to the twentieth century.


Average Visit Time: 1 Hour

Often described as ‘The gem of downtown Newburyport,’ The Custom House Maritime Museum (CHMM) is the perfect location for your special event.

The historic museum, located in the heart of Newburyport, overlooks the scenic Merrimack River. CHMM offers a unique coastal experience that will create unforgettable memories for you and your guests.

Want to arrive by boat?
Need a catering company?
Entertainment ideas for your guests?
Want to add some local flair to your event?

Our event partner, CAtCH Events, has you covered! A team of experienced professionals will assist you in the event planning as well as coordinate the day.

We look forward to elevating your next event!

Events Contact

Executive Director, Chris Silva


Maximum Capacity

50 - 100

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