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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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If you like boats, this is a must!

Builders of sail- and other types of boats, the Herreshoff family were innovators. The history of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
So hospitable and interesting

If you are a yachting/wooden boat/maritime lover, then you MUST add this to your trip. We hired a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
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1 Burnside St, Bristol, RI 02809-2003
+1 401-253-5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Builders of sail- and other types of boats, the Herreshoff family were innovators. The history of their shipbuilding and ability to see many boats was a delight!

Thank rickiboston
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a yachting/wooden boat/maritime lover, then you MUST add this to your trip. We hired a private driver from Boston and he rang ahead to book a private tour. No charge. No tip necessary. My husband was in boat heaven and has continued...More

Thank patricialehfeldt
Reviewed 7 December 2016

As a yachting destination, Newport is hard to beat. The beautiful harbour and charming town life lived up to its reputation, and my husband was in heaven. ⛵️🛥🚤 Then, we went to the Herreshoff Marine Museum and the America's Cup Hall of Fame. The Museum,...More

1  Thank patricialehfeldt
Reviewed 17 October 2016

this is a great place to visit if you are into sailing. Lots of history here and a pleasant staff to tell you about the boats they show in their showroom. Located close to the bay so it is very nautical in feeling. Nice gift...More

1  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The staff there was extremely knowledgeable and personable. If you love boating of any kind, a must see.

Thank JanSMR
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Over 60 significant boats are housed in this waterside Bristol, Rhode Island museum where the original Herreshoff Manufacturing Company was located founded by John Brown Herreshoff (a blind boatbuilder) and his naval architect and steam engineer brother, Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. The star of the...More

Thank Connie B
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Wow, do they have boats! This is the place to learn about the cutting edge of boat building over the past 100 years- much of it took place right in Bristol. You will see some amazing photos of boats with more sail than you could...More

Thank Carl D
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Spent a great afternoon in the museum full of historical nautical information, World Cup hall of fame, displays and pictures. Docents available for guided tours. Great gift shop and knowledgeable staff. You can also check out their workshop.

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Bristol is a world-renowned boat building town, and while the emphasis may have passed from wood to fiberglass and carbon, the Herreshoff museum is a tribute to a team of brothers and there incredibly skilled craftsman who produced some of the world's most beautiful boats...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I/ was amazed at the sailboats and mariner history this place had. The history behind their sailboats was fascinating. Who would've ever of known right here in Bristol all this mariner history. The stories told were very interesting!

Thank OwensAdventures12
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How many floors are there to this museum? Is there an Elevator? What is located on the second floor? Are most of the exhibits on the first floor?
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