Best of Newburyport
Custom House Maritime Museum
50% Off Museum Admission & 10% off $25+ Gift Shop Purchase
Present your VIP Card & receive half price museum admission
10% off any gift shop purchase of $25.00 or more
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.
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