Best of Newburyport
Custom House Maritime Museum
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The Custom House: A Historic Destination
Whether you live locally to the Greater Newburyport area or you’re just visiting, the Custom House Maritime Museum is a destination that you must visit. Come experience Newburyport’s Maritime history and tradition.
Newburyport is rich with history serving as the first major commercial port on the East Coast and the home of the US Coast Guard. On August 4th, 2015 Newburyport will celebrate the 225th Anniversary of of the Coast Guard.
In addition to the beautiful museum, the Custom House also features many wonderful exhibits and hosts event night talks featuring experts on various historic topics. If you are a history buff at heart, you will find tremendous value in becoming a member of the Custom House.
Present your Best of Newburyport VIP Card and receive half price Museum admission & 10% off gift shop purchases of $25 or more.
The Plum Island Light House also know as the Plum Island Light or the Newburyport Harbor Light, has a very interesting history. It was first lit in 1788 with a lantern burning whale oil. And it was the 13th lighthouse to be constructed in the U.S.. It was needed to guide boaters into the treacherous mouth of the Merrimack River and into Newburyport Harbor.
Newburyport's future is anchored on the pasts of Privateers, Captains and Clammers. 2014 now marks the Newburyport 250th Anniversary celebrated through various benefits, art exhibits and a rockin' Clambake on Plum Island Beach.
Bartlet Mall, a gorgeous historic park at the intersection of Pond and High Streets, is a great place for ice-skating, sledding, and enjoying nature. Its scenic views provide the setting for a wide variety of popular community events. There are wide walkways and a series of footpaths that border the Mall and lead to the Frog Pond. It has also become a highly photographed area by many local photographers.