Overcoming the destruction from Hurricane Isabelle in 2003, the Annapolis Maritime Museum has come a long way to restore their exhibits and return the museum to normal operations. This unique museum is dedicated to protecting and celebrating the heritage of the Annapolis area and it's maritime excellence. The town of Annapolis was founded in 1695 and has a fascinating and rich history and visitors to this center can learn about the maritime history of the area.
There are a number of things to do at the Annapolis Maritime Museum including:
• There are a number of piers at the museum that allows access for fishing and crabbing in the Bay waters.
• Beach lovers will enjoy spending some relaxing time on the small beach – enjoy just sitting in the sun or building a sandcastle near the shore.
• Sea lovers will enjoy taking a kayak or canoe for a cruise up the shoreline to see the various points of interest and the wild birds inhabiting the area.
• Be sure to take a boat over to visit the Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse – one of the oldest lighthouses in the area.
• The McNasby Oyster Company is a 7000 square foot building that provides access to the Barge House, pier, Waterman's Park, and the Meditation Gardens.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is an excellent place to spend the day, relax, do some fishing and enjoy lounging on a lovely beach, in addition to learning about the maritime history of the Annapolis area.