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Captain Avery Museum

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Built  1860
NRHP Reference #  05001443
Area  3,238 m²
Added to NRHP  21 December 2005
Architectural style  Other
Opened  1860
Phone  +1 410-867-4486
Captain Avery Museum
Location  1418 East West Shady Side Rd., Shady Side, Maryland
Address  1418 E West Shady Side Rd, Shady Side, MD 20764, USA
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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. 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.

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.

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