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List of maritime museums in the United States


List of maritime museums in the United States

List of maritime museums in the United States is a sortable list of museums that display objects related to ships and water travel. Many of these maritime museums have museum ships in their collections. Museum ships that are not affiliated with a museum are on a separate list of museum ships. Many of these museums are members of the Council of American Maritime Museums and these are indicated in the final column.


State City Museum Link CAMM
Alabama Mobile Battleship Memorial Park [1]
Alaska Kodiak Kodiak Maritime Museum [2]
Arkansas Little Rock Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum [3]
California Dana Point Orange County Marine Institute [4]
California Alameda USS Hornet Museum [5]
California China Lake Naval Museum of Armament & Technology [6]
California Homewood Tahoe Maritime Museum [7]
California Monterey Monterey Maritime and History Museum [8] Y
California Newport Beach Newport Harbor Maritime Museum [9] Y
California Oxnard Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum [10]
California Port Hueneme US Navy SeaBee Museum [11]
California Richmond Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site [12]
California Samoa Humboldt Bay Maritime Museum [13]
California San Diego San Diego Maritime Museum [14] Y
California San Francisco San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park [15] Y
California San Francisco National Maritime Museum Association [16]
California San Francisco National Liberty Ship Memorial [17]
California San Pedro Los Angeles Maritime Museum [18]
California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Maritime Museum [19] Y
California Sausalito Spaulding Wooden Boat Center [20]
California Vallejo Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum [21]
Connecticut Bridgeport Captain's Cove Seaport [22]
Connecticut Essex Village Connecticut River Museum [23] Y
Connecticut Groton U.S. Navy Submarine Force Museum [24]
Connecticut Mystic Mystic Seaport Museum [25] Y
Connecticut New London Custom House Maritime Museum [26]
Connecticut New London US Coast Guard Museum [27] Y
Delaware Fenwick Island Discover Sea Shipwreck Museum [28]
Delaware Georgetown Treasures of the Sea [29]
Delaware Lewes Cannonball House and Marine Museum [30]
Delaware Rehoboth Beach Indian River Lifesaving Station Museum [31]
District of Columbia Washington, DC National Museum of the U.S. Navy [32] Y
District of Columbia Washington, DC Naval History & Heritage Command [33]
District of Columbia Washington, DC Navy Art Collection [34]
Florida Apalachicola Apalachicola Maritime Museum [35]
Florida Daytona Beach Daytona Maritime Museum [36]
Florida DeLand DeLand Naval Air Station Museum [37]
Florida Fort Pierce National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum [38]
Florida Jacksonville Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society [39]
Florida Key West Key West Shipwreck Historeum Museum [40]
Florida Key West Lighthouse Museum & Keepers Quarters Museum [41]
Florida Key West Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum [42]
Florida Fort Lauderdale Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum [43]
Florida Panama City Beach Man in the Sea Museum [44]
Florida Pensacola National Naval Aviation Museum [45]
Florida Seminole Panama Canal Museum [46]
Florida St. Augustine St. Augustine Light [47]
Florida St. Augustine The Lyons Maritime Museum [48]
Florida Sebastian Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum [49]
Florida Seminole Panama Canal Museum [50] Y
Florida Stuart House of Refuge at Gilbert's Bar [51]
Florida Stuart Maritime & Yachting Museum [52]
Florida Tampa American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship [53]
Florida Vero Beach McLarty Treasure Museum [54]
Florida West Palm Beach Palm Beach Maritime Museum [55]
Georgia Athens Navy Supply Corps Museum
Georgia Columbus National Civil War Naval Museum [56]
Georgia St. Simons Island St. Simons Island Lighthouse Museum [57]
Georgia Savannah Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum [58] Y
Hawaii Honolulu Hawaii Maritime Center [59] Y
Hawaii Lahaina Whalers Village Museum [60]
Hawaii Pearl Harbor USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park [61]
Illinois Chicago Chicago Maritime Society [62]
Illinois Naval Station Great Lakes Great Lakes Naval Museum [63]
Indiana Delphi Wabash & Erie Canal Park [64]
Indiana Jeffersonville Howard Steamboat Museum [65]
Indiana Michigan City Old Lighthouse Museum [66]
Iowa Dubuque National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium [67]
Iowa Keokuk George M. Verity River Museum [68]
Kansas Olathe Old Olathe Naval Air Museum [69]
Kansas Wichita Wichita Boathouse [70]
Kentucky Paducah River Heritage Museum [71]
Louisiana Baton Rouge USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial Museum [72]
Louisiana Madisonville Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum [73]
Louisiana Plaquemine Plaquemine Lock [74]
Maine Bath Maine Maritime Museum [75] Y
Maine Bristol Fisherman's Museum [76]
Maine Cape Elizabeth Portland Head Light [77]
Maine Eastport Quoddy Maritime Museum
Maine Georgetown Seguin Island Light Station [78]
Maine Greenville Moosehead Marine Museum [79]
Maine Kittery Kittery Historical and Naval Museum [80]
Maine Northeast Harbor Great Harbor Maritime Museum [81]
Maine Port Clyde Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum [82]
Maine Portland Portland Harbor Museum [83] Y
Maine Rockland Maine Lighthouse Museum [84]
Maine Searsport Penobscot Marine Museum [85] Y
Maine Swan's Island Swan's Island Lobster & Marine Museum [86]
Maine Thomaston Maine Watercraft Museum [87]
Maryland Annapolis Annapolis Maritime Museum [88]
Maryland Annapolis U.S. Naval Academy Museum [89] Y
Maryland Baltimore Baltimore Maritime Museum [90]
Maryland Baltimore Frederick Douglas Isaac Myers Maritime Park [91]
Maryland Baltimore Fells Point Maritime Museum [92] Y
Maryland Cambridge Richardson Maritime Museum [93]
Maryland Chesapeake City Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Museum [94]
Maryland Havre de Grace Havre de Grace Maritime Museum [95]
Maryland North East Upper Bay Museum [96]
Maryland Ocean City Ocean City Life-Saving Station [97]
Maryland Patuxent River Patuxent River Naval Air Museum [98]
Maryland Piney Point Piney Point Lighthouse Museum [99]
Maryland Rock Hall Waterman's Museum [100]
Maryland St. Michaels Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum [101] Y
Maryland Shady Side Captain Salem Avery House Museum [102]
Maryland Solomons Calvert Marine Museum [103] Y
Maryland West Denton Joppa Wharf Museum [104]
Massachusetts Barnstable Coast Guard Heritage Museum [105]
Massachusetts Billerica Middlesex Canal Museum [106]
Massachusetts Boston Boston Marine Museum
Massachusetts Boston Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum [107]
Massachusetts Boston USS Constitution Museum [108]
Massachusetts Cambridge Hart Nautical Gallery [109] Y
Massachusetts Charlestown Charlestown Navy Yard [110]
Massachusetts Cohasset Cohasset Historical Society's Maritime Museum [111]
Massachusetts Essex Essex Shipbuilding Museum [112] Y
Massachusetts Fall River Battleship Cove [113]
Massachusetts Fall River Marine Museum at Fall River [114]
Massachusetts Gloucester Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center [115]
Massachusetts Gloucester Cape Ann Museum [116]
Massachusetts Hull Hull Lifesaving Museum [117] Y
Massachusetts Hyannis Cape Cod Maritime Museum [118]
Massachusetts Indian Orchard Titanic Museum [119]
Massachusetts Nantucket Nantucket Historical Association [120] Y
Massachusetts Nantucket Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum [121] Y
Massachusetts New Bedford New Bedford Whaling Museum [122] Y
Massachusetts Newburyport Custom House Maritime Museum [123]
Massachusetts Osterville Crosby Boat Yard [124]
Massachusetts Provincetown Whydah Museum [125]
Massachusetts Quincy United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum [126]
Massachusetts Salem Peabody Essex Museum [127] Y
Massachusetts Salem Salem Maritime National Historic Site [128] Y
Massachusetts Scituate Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum [129]
Massachusetts Truro Cape Cod Highland Light [130]
Michigan Alpena Great Lakes Maritime Heritage [131]
Michigan Cedarville Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum [132]
Michigan Copper Harbor Copper Harbor Lighthouse [133]
Michigan Detroit Dossin Museum, Great Lakes Maritime Institute [134]
Michigan Douglas Keewatin Maritime Museum [135]
Michigan Eagle Harbor Eagle Harbor Light [136]
Michigan Glen Arbor Sleeping Bear Point Lifesaving Station [137]
Michigan Glen Haven Cannery Boat House Museum [138]
Michigan Grand Marais Grand Marais Maritime Museum or Pictured Rocks Nautical and Maritime Museum [139]
Michigan Gulliver Seul Choix Light [140]
Michigan Harrisville Sturgeon Point Light [141]
Michigan Marquette Marquette Maritime Museum [142]
Michigan Muskegon Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum [143]
Michigan Northport Grand Traverse Light [144]
Michigan Paradise Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum [145]
Michigan Port Hope Pointe aux Barques Light [146]
Michigan Rogers City Great Lakes Lore Maritime Museum [147]
Michigan Sault Ste. Marie River of History Museum [148]
Michigan Sault Ste. Marie Soo Locks Visitor Center [149]
Michigan South Haven Michigan Maritime Museum [150] Y
Michigan White Hall White River Light [151]
Minnesota Alexandria Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum [152]
Minnesota Duluth Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center [153]
Minnesota Tofte North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum [154]
Minnesota Two Harbors Split Rock Light [155]
Mississippi Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum [156]
Missouri Branson The Titanic Museum [157]
Missouri Kansas City Steamboat Arabia Museum [158]
Nebraska Brownville Museum of Missouri River History [159]
Nebraska Omaha Freedom Park Navy Museum [160]
New Hampshire Wolfeboro New Hampshire Boat Museum [161]
New Jersey Beach Haven Museum of New Jersey Maritime History [162]
New Jersey Camden Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
New Jersey Greenwich Township John DuBois Maritime Museum [163]
New Jersey Hackensack New Jersey Naval Museum [164]
New Jersey Linwood Jim Kirk Maritime Museum [165]
New Jersey Lower Township Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum [166]
New Jersey Point Pleasant New Jersey Museum of Boating [167]
New Jersey Toms River Toms River Seaport Society Maritime Museum [168] Y
New Jersey Tuckerton Tuckerton Seaport [169] Y
New York Buffalo Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park [170]
New York Buffalo Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society [171]
New York Buffalo Buffalo Maritime Center [172]
New York Cape Vincent Tibbetts Point Light [173]
New York Chittenango Chittenango Landing Boat Museum [174]
New York Clayton Antique Boat Museum [175] Y
New York Cold Spring Harbor Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum [176] Y
New York Dunkirk Dunkirk Light [177]
New York East Hampton East Hampton Town Marine Museum [178] Y
New York Greenport East End Seaport Maritime Museum [179] Y
New York High Falls Delaware and Hudson Canal Museum [180]
New York Kings Point American Merchant Marine Museum [181] Y
New York Kingston Hudson River Maritime Museum [182] Y
New York Lockport Lockport Canal Museum [183]
New York Montauk Point Montauk Point Light [184]
New York New York City City Island Nautical Museum [185]
New York New York City Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum [186]
New York New York City Maritime Industry Museum [187]
New York New York City New Netherland Museum [188]
New York New York City Noble Maritime Collection [189]
New York New York City South Street Seaport Museum [190] Y
New York New York City Waterfront Museum [191]
New York Oswego H. Lee White Marine Museum [192]
New York Penn Yan Finger Lakes Boating Museum [193]
New York Sag Harbor Sag Harbor Whaling Museum [194]
New York Skenesborough Skenesborough Museum [195]
New York Sodus Point Sodus Point Light [196]
New York West Sayville Long Island Maritime Museum [197] Y
New York Syracuse Erie Canal Museum [198] Y
North Carolina Beaufort North Carolina Maritime Museum [199] Y
North Carolina Hatteras Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum [200] Y
North Carolina Manteo North Carolina Maritime Museum on Roanoke Island [201]
North Carolina Rodanthe Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station [202]
North Carolina Southport North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport [203]
North Carolina Wilmington North Carolina Battleship Memorial [204]
North Dakota Devils Lake North Dakota Maritime Museum [205]
Ohio Ashatabula Ashtabula Marine Museum [206]
Ohio Fairport Harbor Fairport Harbor Marine Museum and Lighthouse [207]
Ohio Marietta Ohio River Museum [208]
Ohio Sandusky Maritime Museum of Sandusky [209]
Ohio Vermilion Inland Seas Maritime Museum [210] Y
Oklahoma Catoosa Arkansas River Historical Society Museum [211]
Oregon Astoria Columbia River Maritime Museum [212] Y
Oregon North Bend Coos Historical & Maritime Museum [213]
Oregon Port Orford Port Orford Lifeboat Station [214]
Oregon Portland Oregon Maritime Center and Museum [215]
Pennsylvania Erie Erie Maritime Museum [216] Y
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Independence Seaport Museum [217] Y
Pennsylvania Philadelphia Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild [218]
Rhode Island Bristol Herreshoff Marine Museum [219] Y
Rhode Island Newport Museum of Yachting [220] Y
Rhode Island Newport Naval War College Museum [221]
South Carolina Charleston Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum [222] Y
Tennessee Memphis Mississippi River Museum [223]
Texas Corpus Christi USS Lexington on the Bay Museum [224]
Texas Fredericksburg Chester Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War [225]
Texas Galveston Seawolf Park [226]
Texas Galveston Texas Seaport Museum [227] Y
Texas Galveston Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum [228]
Texas Houston Houston Maritime Museum [229]
Texas Rockport Texas Maritime Museum [230]
Vermont Vergennes Lake Champlain Maritime Museum [231] Y
Virginia Deltaville Deltaville Maritime Museum [232]
Virginia Irvington Steamboat Era Museum [233]
Virginia Kinsale Kinsale Maritime Museum [234]
Virginia Mathews Mathews Maritime Museum [235]
Virginia Morattico Morattico Maritime Museum [236]
Virginia Newport News Mariners' Museum [237] Y
Virginia Norfolk Hampton Roads Naval Museum [238] Y
Virginia Portsmouth Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum [239] Y
Virginia Quantico National Museum of the Marine Corps [240]
Virginia Reedville Reedville Fisherman's Museum [241] Y
Virginia Virginia Beach Old Coast Guard Station [242] Y
Virginia Yorktown Waterman’s Museum [243]
Virginia Virginia Beach Virginia Beach Maritime Historical Museum (?)
Washington Aberdeen Grays Harbor Historical Seaport [244]
Washington Anacortes Anacortes History Museum [245] Y
Washington Bellingham Bellingham International Maritime Museum [246]
Washington Blaine Semiahmoo Park Maritime Museum [247]
Washington Bremerton Puget Sound Navy Museum [248]
Washington Keyport Naval Undersea Museum [249]
Washington Raymond Willapa Seaport Museum [250]
Washington Seattle Center for Wooden Boats [251] Y
Washington Seattle Coast Guard Museum/Northwest [252]
Washington Seattle Northwest Seaport [253] Y
Washington Seattle Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center [254]
Washington Seattle Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society [255] Y
Washington Tacoma Working Waterfront Maritime Museum [256]
Washington Westport Westport Maritime Museum [257] Y
West Virginia Point Pleasant Point Pleasant River Museum [258]
Wisconsin Bayfield Bayfield Maritime Museum [259]
Wisconsin Gills Rock Gills Rock Museum [260]
Wisconsin Manitowoc Wisconsin Maritime Museum [261] Y
Wisconsin Milwaukee Milwaukee Maritime Center [262]
Wisconsin Port Washington Port Washington Historical Society Light House Museum [263]
Wisconsin Sturgeon Bay Door County Maritime Museum [264] Y

See also


  • Aymar, Brandt (1967). A pictorial treasury of the marine museums of the world. New York, New York: Crown Publishers, Inc. OCLC 1303121. 
  • Howe, Hartley Edward (1987). North America's maritime museums: an annotated guide. New York, New York: Facts on File. ISBN . 
  • Poutre, Joseph. "Naval and Maritime Museums List United States of America". Retrieved July 3, 2008. 
  • Saini, Vik. "Maritime and naval museum links". Retrieved June 15, 2009. 
  • Smith, Robert. "Smith’s Master Index to Maritime Museum Websites". Retrieved July 3, 2008. 
  • Smith, Robert H. (2005). Smith’s guide to maritime museums of North America. Del Mar, California: C Books Publisher. ISBN . 
  • Stanford, Joseph (1990). Sea History's Guide to American and Canadian Maritime Museums. Croton-on-Hudson, New York: National Maritime Historical Society. ISBN . 

External links

  • Naval History & Heritage Command
  • Naval Historical Foundation
  • National Museum of the U.S. Navy
  • Hampton Roads Naval Museum
  • Great Lakes Naval Museum
  • National Naval Aviation Museum
  • Naval Museum of Armament and Technology
  • Naval Undersea Museum
  • Naval War College Museum
  • Puget Sound Navy Museum
  • Patuxent River Naval Air Museum
  • Navy Seabee Museum
  • Submarine Force Library & Museum
  • U.S. Naval Academy Museum
  • Navy Art Collection
  • USS Constitution "Old Ironsides"
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