List of Maritime Museums in North America.

An alphabetical listing of Council of American Maritime Museums’ 80+ members across North America and beyond. For a location map and listing by state, click here. Here are numerous and varied museums devoted to seafaring (and riverfairing) – some exploring naval history and exhibiting preserved ships, some devoted to local commercial maritime activities, some with interactive programs for boat building, sailing and racing instruction, and child-involving activities. Just click on a name to go to the institution’s website.

Adirondack Museum – NY

American Merchant Marine Museum – NY

Annapolis Maritime Museum – MD

Antique Boat Museum – NY

Bayfront Maritime Center – PA *

Calvert Marine Museum – MD

Center for Wooden Boats – WA *

Channel Islands Maritime Museum – CA

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – MD

Columbia River Maritime Museum – OR

Connecticut River Museum – CT

Door County Maritime Museum – WI *

East End Seaport Museum – NY *

Erie Canal Museum – NY

Erie Maritime Museum/U.S. Brig Niagara – PA

Florida Maritime Museum – FL *

Hampton Roads Naval Museum – VA

Herreshoff Marine Museum – RI

Historic Ships in Baltimore – MD

Historic Naval Ships Association – MD *

Houston Maritime Museum – TX *

Hudson River Maritime Museum – NY

Hull Lifesaving Museum – MA *

Independence Seaport Museum – PA

Institute for Nautical Archaeology – TX

Kalmar Nyckel – DE

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum – VT

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum – LA *

Lightship Overfalls (LV 118) – DE *

Long Island Maritime Museum – NY

Los Angeles Maritime Museum – CA

Lowell’s Boat Shop – MA

Maine Maritime Museum – ME

Marine Museum of the Great Lakes – Ontario

The Mariners’ Museum – VA

Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler – NY

Maritime Museum Association of San Diego – CA

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Maryland Historical Society – MD

Michigan Maritime Museum – MI

MIT Museum, Hart Nautical Collection – MA

Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum – MN *

Museum Small Craft Association – MD *

Mystic Seaport – CT

Nantucket Historical Association / Nantucket Whaling Museum – MA

Nantucket Shipwreck & Life-Saving Museum – MA *

National Coast Guard Museum Association – CT *

National Maritime Historical Society – NY *

National Museum of Bermuda – Bermuda *

National Museum of the Great Lakes / The Great Lakes Historical Society – OH

National Museum of the U.S. Navy – DC

Nautical Research Guild, Inc – IL *

Nauticus – VA

Naval Historical Foundation – DC *

New Bedford Whaling Museum – MA

New Hampshire Boat Museum – NH *

North Carolina Maritime Museum – NC

Northwest Seaport – WA *

Ocean Institute – CA

Peabody Essex Museum – MA

Penobscot Marine Museum – ME

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and the Lightship Museum – VA

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society – WA *

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum – VA

Salem Maritime National Historic Site  – MA

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park – CA

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – CA

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum – GA *

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History – DC

South Carolina Maritime Museum – SC *

South Street Seaport Museum – NY

Steamship Historical Society of America – RI *

Tahoe Maritime Museum – CA *

Texas Seaport Museum/1877 Barque ELISSA – TX *

Tuckerton Seaport – NJ *

U.S. Coast Guard Academy Museum – CT

U.S. Lighthouse Society – WA *

U.S. Lightship Museum – MA *

U.S. Lifesaving Service Heritage Association – MA *

U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II – S.S. Lane Victory – CA

U.S. Naval Academy Museum – MD

U.S. Navy Ship Model Program  – MD *

USS Constitution Museum – MA

Vancouver Maritime Museum – Vancouver

The Whaling Museum at Cold Spring Harbor – NY

Wisconsin Maritime Museum – WI

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