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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

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Address: 115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
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+1 228-435-6320
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09:00 - 16:30
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:30
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The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled...

The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage.

The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.

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A Historical Experience for an Ancient Mariner

My wife, her brother and myself Visited this Museum. It was very interesting and I learned a lot about the shimping industry that I was not aware of. The Hosts were very gracious... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife, her brother and myself Visited this Museum. It was very interesting and I learned a lot about the shimping industry that I was not aware of. The Hosts were very gracious and accommadating and the exhibets dated back to before I was born (1935). I would highly reccommend it for a family experience, as it will tell you... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum gives an overview of the fishing industry and boating competition that has been a big part of the history of the area. Informative film on Hurricane Katrina.

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So glad you enjoyed the Museum - come back and visit soon! More 

Dawsonville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Biloxi hasn't always been casinos and it was nice to take a 2 hour break from the casinos to visit this museum to understand the history of the area and the people. The Museum is packed with information about the geography of the area, the people who migrated and grew up here, the seafood industry in the area and ship... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

You would think it would have been boring. However I learned so much by going here. They have so much to see, read, learn and experience. They have art, machines, boats, and even the light from the lighthouse! It was a very amazing experience for very little cost. I am not sure if little kids would enjoy it as it... More 

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Branson, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Overall we enjoyed the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. The maritime theme is consistent throughout the museum and the architecture. Three floors with sweeping windows and high ceilings to accommodate the boats and schooners with great views of Cadet Point and the bay. Even the restroom incorporate the theme. . Seafood industry history and exhibits?? Not so much. That was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. Had a lot of local history and ship examples but a little bit light on the type of history I was anticipating.

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Thank hopkinsonc
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We spent about three hours here - great value for $8! Three floors with really neat ex,hibits. Goes back in time to tell the story of the times and people who helped Create the seafood industry in the US. Several full size sailboats with sails reaching from first to third floor. An amazing film about Hurricane Katrina - a composite... More 

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We were very impressed with the films they were running telling about the area. The exhibits were impressive.

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

You'll love all the history you can read, see and touch. Very informative, beautiful place, lots of information available and neat gift shop of local crafts.

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Thank RBreeland
Biloxi, Mississippi
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Lots of fabulous exhibits and a special movie about the founding fathers of the Shrimp and Oyster industry. And a special exhibit on Hurricane Katrina. They have a boat that is inside and lots of cool tools of the trade.

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