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Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Bristol
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed 23 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.

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Reviewed 8 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. If you can go - it is worth it.

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Reviewed 31 July 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.

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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 famous and also created a torpedo boat for the US Navy back in World War I. An interesting place to visit and it includes a nice history of the America's Cup races.

1  Thank Bob S
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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.. definitely worth a visit; plan a half-day to see it all.

1  Thank Keith M
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