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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 Sundays, 1 to 4
p.m., April through November.
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.

Welcome to our new website!

Captain Avery Museum is delighted to announce the official launch of our new website! With easy access to our most updated information and just one click to “What’s New,” we invite you to look around and let us know what you think!


Meet our new Board Members

Much of what we do is only possible with the dedication and enthusiasm of volunteers. The Museum is governed by a committed Board of Directors, which welcomed four new Board members this month:

John Derrick, Jr.

Joseph J. Janosky

Patrick Marnell

Audrey Broomfield


Exciting Choose It! opportunities on sale

Although many Choose It items and experiences were purchased at the 2016 Oyster Festival, some options still remain. Looking for a unique gift? How about an elegant dinner or tasty dessert? Handcrafted quilts? Cello lessons? Or a week in a lovely Maine summer home? All items are donated; the proceeds directly support Captain Avery Museum!

Thank you to our sponsors!