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