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Nestled on the banks of the West River, we invite you to enjoy the beauty of our rainscape gardens, our outdoor exhibit, pier and the sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay. We can’t wait to meet you!

Open all year, dawn till dusk.
MUSEUM Open most Sundays,
1 to 4 p.m., April through November.
Closed on Holidays.
Leashed dogs welcome!


Our mission is to engage our community and visitors with activities that explore evolving connections to the Chesapeake Bay through the prism of our historic home and waterfront property.

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Our Bay’s Oysters
Sunday, 9/24 ♦ 1:30 pm
Speaker: Charlotte Rich

ArtWorks Exhibit
Sundays in Oct 1-4pm
Opening Oct 1
Young Artists Exhibit Ages 3-12

Ultimate Insiders
Sunday, 11/5 ♦ 1:30 pm
Speaker: Ken Walsh


Dining for Dollars
Mon., 11/6 ♦ 4- 10 pm
Dine in or Carry Out
at Ledo’s in Deale
20% of all orders support CAM

Greenstreet Gardens
Twilight Open House
Friday, 11/17 ♦ 6 -8 pm
Wine, music, light fare

Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy
& Nutcracker Prince
Sunday, 12/3 ♦ 1 pm
National Ballet Company

 Yule Log Centerpieces-Make & Take
Sunday, 12/17 ♦ 1-4 pm
Workshop led by Art House 20765

 19th Annual Oyster Festival

Come to our waterfront, enjoy live music, meet artists, participate in kids’ activities and find plenty of great food and bushels of oysters. Take a $5 chance to win $5,000. Our lucky raffle winner will be announced at 5pm. Clear your calendar this year on Sunday, October 15th, for a great day on the Bay!


Exciting Choose It! opportunities available at the Oyster Festival

Looking for a unique gift? How about a tasty dessert, a handcrafted quilt? A week in a lovely Maine summer home? All items are donated; the proceeds directly support the Captain Avery Museum! Click below for a preview of upcoming opportunities.

Upcoming Choose It! Preview

Winter Luncheon Series

Come hear our engaging speakers. Then enjoy a delicious lunch of homemade soup, specialty breads, dessert, and beverages. Register below.


Thank you to our sponsors!