Annapolis Maritime Museum

723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403

"The Annapolis Maritime Museum engages children and adults with the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay and the maritime history of Annapolis," the website states. "Our FREE Museum is situated on a small campus at the mouth of Back Creek, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and is housed in the last historic oyster-packing plant in Annapolis. This special setting allows us to engage visitors in an interactive experience that highlights the oyster and its role in shaping both the history and maritime culture of Annapolis." The museum holds a collection of "roughly 10,000 objects, photographs, and archival documents" that are available to view by appointment. The website includes virtual exhibits and an online collections database.