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Maritime Museums

Museums dedicated to sailing and sailors.


Block Island North Light

Sandy Point, Rhode Island
Block Island North Light, built in 1867, is a historic lighthouse on Block Island, Rhode Island. The current structure at Sandy Point is the fourth lighthouse built on the site and was made of granite and iron in 1867.


Discovery World Science and Technology Museum

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202
Discovery World is a nonprofit Science & Technology center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This museum is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of water sciencist through curiosity and creativity.


GulfQuest Maritime Museum

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, 36602
GulfQuest/National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico opened on September 26, 2015, is a non-profit interactive maritime museum dedicated to the maritime heritage and culture of the Gulf of Mexico.


Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, 39530
The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum (MSIM) was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.


Mystic Seaport

Mystic, Connecticut, 06355
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats, and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-c



Norfolk, Virginia, 23510
Nauticus is a maritime-themed science center and museum located on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia, also known as the National Maritime Center.


Penobscot Marine Museum

Searsport, Waldo County, Maine, 04974
Designed as a unique 19th century seafaring village, the Penobscot Marine Museum encompasses thirteen historic and modern buildings, houses a modern exhibit gallery features annual shows and is home to a regionally important library and archives focused on maritime history.


Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum (William Scarbrough House)

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, 31401
William Scarbrough House is a historic house in Savannah, Georgia. It is now home to the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum, and it has largely been restored to an early 19th-century appearance.


SS American Victory

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
SS American Victory is the main feature of the American Victory Ship & Museum, also known as the American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship in Tampa, Florida's Channel District.


U.S. Snagboat Montgomery

Carrollton, Pickens County, Alabama, 35447
Montgomery is one of the few surviving steam-powered sternwheelers in the United States and is one of only two surviving United States Army Corps of Engineers snagboats. It was built in 1925.


U.S.S. Alabama (BB-60)

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
A South Dakota-class battleship, the U.S.S. Alabama served in World War II. The vessel is currently a museum and memorial docked in Mobile Bay.


USS Drum (SS-228)

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
The U.S.S. Drum is a Gato class submarine that served in World War II. It sank several Japanese ships, carried out photo reconnaissance, and provided pilot rescue and reconnaissance for the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa.


USS KIDD Veterans Museum

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana
USS Kidd (DD-661), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Top 10 Most Popular Maritime Museums Landmarks

  1. U.S.S. Alabama (BB-60)
  2. SS American Victory
  3. USS Drum (SS-228)
  4. U.S. Snagboat Montgomery
  5. Mystic Seaport
  6. Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum
  7. Block Island North Light
  8. Penobscot Marine Museum
  9. USS KIDD Veterans Museum
  10. GulfQuest Maritime Museum

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