Captain Avery Museum

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Captain Avery Museum
Capt. Salem Avery House May 10.JPG
Captain Avery Museum (formerly called Capt. Salem Avery House), May 2010
Captain Avery Museum is located in Maryland
Captain Avery Museum
Captain Avery Museum is located in the US
Captain Avery Museum
Location 1418 East West Shady Side Rd., Shady Side, Maryland
Coordinates 38°51′7″N 76°30′43″W / 38.85194°N 76.51194°W / 38.85194; -76.51194Coordinates: 38°51′7″N 76°30′43″W / 38.85194°N 76.51194°W / 38.85194; -76.51194
Built 1860
Architectural style Other
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP December 21, 2005

The Captain Avery Museum is a historic home and museum at Shady Side, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. It is a two-story frame building, located on a 0.75-acre (3,000 m2) rectangular lot, overlooking the West River and Chesapeake Bay. The two-story house is the original residence of the Chesapeake Bay waterman Capt. Salem Avery, constructed about 1860, which was expanded in the 19th century, and later in the 1920s by the National Masonic Fishing and Country Club.[2] The property consists of the main house with additions; three sheds formerly used as bath houses; and a modern boathouse built in 1993, featuring the locally built EDNA FLORENCE, a 1937 Chesapeake Bay deadrise workboat.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

The museum, originally called the Captain Salem Avery House Museum, was founded in 1984 by the Shady Side Rural Heritage Society as a local history museum. The names of the Society and the museum were changed in 2015; today, the Captain Avery Museum is owned and operated by the non-profit Captain Avery Museum, Inc.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Janet L. Emery and Laura H. Hughes (May 2004). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Capt. Salem Avery House" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 

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