Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

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Website

http://www.maritimemuseum.org

Address

115 1st Street
Biloxi, MS 39530

Hours

Monday-Saturday 9-4:30
Sunday Noon-4 (except Dec.-Feb.)

Cost

$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (60&up),Military/AAA
$6 Students(5-15)


The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits on shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff, shrimp peeling machine and numerous historic photographs and objects. 

The Museum has brought life to local maritime history and heritage by replicating two 65′ two masted Biloxi Schooners. Examples of living maritime history, they sail the Mississippi Sound and waters of the north central Gulf of Mexico almost daily. The Museum also conducts year round educational programs and a summer Sea-n-Sail Adventure Camp which teaches youth about local maritime heritage. The Museum has an extraordinary collection of priceless photographs and artifacts which tell a story from the time of the first indian residents to the growth as a world renowned seafood processing center.