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Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame

1 Burnside St, Bristol, RI 02809-2003
+1 401-253-5000
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Herreshoff Museum is a tour of sailing history

The Herreshoff Marine Museum is a step into history when boats were made by the hand and skill of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bristol, Rhode Island
A great gem!

As a fan of The America's Cup this was too good an opportunity to miss as we were passing right by... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom
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CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR WINTER - WILL OPEN WITH ONE WEEK NOTICE THE HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM / AMERICA'S CUP HALL OF FAME is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America's Cup competition. The Museum, bordering beautiful Narragansett Bay, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is one of the nation's most important historic maritime treasures. We regularly host classic yacht regattas, sponsor symposia on classic yacht design and restoration, and operate an outstanding sailing school for youth and adults. We celebrate excellence in design, innovation, education, and technology. Immerse yourself in exhibits about the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, the America’s Cup, and the fabulous people and yachts that gained fame around the world. Participate in our extraordinary events and expand your horizons. Visit, join, and be a part of a great tradition.
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Hours Today: 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1 Burnside St, Bristol, RI 02809-2003
+1 401-253-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Herreshoff Marine Museum is a step into history when boats were made by the hand and skill of gifted men/ The exhibits are fascinating, presenting yachts, small skiffs and dingies. The old traditions all well illustrated with photographs, documents, maps and models. The campus...More

Thank Stephanb1126
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

As a fan of The America's Cup this was too good an opportunity to miss as we were passing right by on our way to Newport. We were not disappointed with our visit, a special thanks to Tim who in the absence of a docent...More

Thank KVJ166
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

At the Herreshoff Museum you get an experience shorn of the gimmicks that tend to get into the way of stories are other places. No needless technology or costumed interpreters here. What you find is the unvarnished (well, in some cases quite varnished) story of...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

My husband is a sailor and he loved this place. Easy stop to make and kids can climb in some of the boats.

Thank GFamNaples
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had been to New Zealand and their Maritime Museum - This one is equally good as the America's cup history was so interesting from the "American" side. Boats were fun to see and the Local connection with the Herreshoff family made it truly special....More

Thank Samronfam
Reviewed 1 August 2017

There is so much to see and learn and even touch at this fabulous home to sailing history from America's cup racers to earliest torpedo boats. Beautiful displays and loads of real boats to explore.

Thank SteveVienna_Austria
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a small museum with a big influence in the early days of the America's Cup races. Family owned and run by 2 brothers, it built some of the fastest racing boats in the world. The Herreshoff company made boats for the rich and...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! Want to learn all about the history of America's Cup Yacht Racing in the glory days of the late 1800's and early 1900's? Get to the HMM! Lots of great historic boats on the property, magnificent historic half-hulls, written and photographic history, etc., etc.....More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If you're a Herreshoff fan, or fond of the America's cup this is a must visit. Some very nice older vessels on display. Knowledgeable staff, and it's a working museum so some are under restoration. If this type of museum is your thing, don't miss...More

Thank psppete
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Stopped here to please my husband and found that I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Being able to board a couple of the exhibits made all the difference. I would go back.

Thank harrietws2017
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Herreshoff Mari... A | Property representative |
Hello, The museum has two levels. Unfortunately there is no elevator. On the first level there is the America's Cup, the timeline wall, and the entire hall of boats. On the second floor is the model room and Aria gallery... More