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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.

Our Bay’s Oysters
September 24th, 1:30 PM

Experience  Waterman Culture, Oyster Ecology and the Oyster Wars
with Charlotte Rich


Unique masterpieces by young artists, ages 3 to 12, will be on display at the Oyster Festival and showcased every Sunday in October from 1:00 to 4:00. Mark your calendar for an opening reception on Sunday, October 1.


Ken Walsh: Ultimate Insiders
November 5th, 1:30 PM

Award-winning presidential correspondent and historian, Ken Walsh,  discusses his newest book Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History.
Here is your chance to hear about it first-hand and purchase an autographed copy!


 19th Annual Oyster Festival

Our annual “friends and family homecoming” takes place on the third Sunday of October. 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 on sale

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 current offerings and to see a preview of upcoming opportunities.

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Thank you to our sponsors!