Herreshoff Holiday Market

November 24 - December 23

Local Artisans & Vendors

Holiday Shopping


Free Admission


Friday, 12-8pm

Saturday, 12-5pm

Sunday, 12-5pm

Upcoming Workshop: Adult Education Programs


Nautical Wreath Workshop

Friday, December 15, 6-9pm

Tuition: $75 | Limited to 10 Participants

Upcoming Community Event

Lecture: "Progress of Propulsion: Development of Engine and Drive Systems in Automobiles and Boats, 1800s - WW1" by Evan Ide

Evan Ide portrait. Possibly the simplest of all machinery shown this year was the 1900 De Dion Bouton Tricycle entered by Rob Kauffman. It won the FIVA Prewar Trophy. © 2022 Rex McAfee

January 18, 2024

Virtual Model Room Tour

We are excited to bring you this web-based tour of the N.G.H. Model Room, courtesy of Halsey C. Herreshoff and supported by the HArT Recovery Program.

Latest Museum News

Reflections on 2023: A Year In Review 

2023Year End GivingGiving TuesdayAugust 2023: It’s Launch Day, and I’m down at the dock watching ten happy teen boatbuilders take turns rowing their new skiff around the mooring field. It’s also […]


The Museum's Fall/Winter hours are Wednesday to Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 12-5pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.


Our range of programming for youth and adults, both on shore and on the water, make HMM a unique center for learning and historical perspective.


Your support can make all the difference as we seek to preserve the Herreshoff legacy for marine & industrial innovation, and develop a sustainable institution.

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America's Cup

Hall of Fame

The America's Cup Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to yachting's most distinguished competition.


Come by water and stay or walk our docks to experience the heart of the Rhode Island coastline.

Building 28

Building 28 was the home to the construction of a 37’ tall model of 1903 Herreshoff-built America’s Cup defender RELIANCE and continues to be a place of creation.

Hall of Boats

As a result of more than thirty-five years of careful documentation, acquisition and restoration, the Museum boasts over sixty significant boats.

Rebecca Chase Herreshoff Library

The primary research resource and repository of manuscripts of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company (1863-1945) and the Herreshoff family.

Herreshoff Events

From Lecture Series to Community Events, there is always something happening at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol.

Employment Opportunities

HMM has job openings available in retail, sailing and finance.


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Celebrating 50 Years

In 2021, the Herreshoff Marine Museum celebrated its Golden Jubilee — the 50th anniversary of its founding. Throughout 2021, the Museum celebrated five decades of preservation and interpretation of the world-renowned Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and its remarkable founders, brothers John and Nathanael (“Captain Nat”) Herreshoff. The Museum commemorated this yearlong anniversary with programming and special events engaging Herreshoff boat owners around the world, America’s Cup veterans and enthusiasts, and the maritime heritage community at large.

Tell Us Your Story!

With over 2,000 boats built, and many still sailing (or motoring) today, so many of us have stories to tell about our experiences aboard Herreshoff boats and with Herreshoff people. We want to hear yours! Long or short, written or recorded, use the link below to share your Herreshoff story with us.