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The holiday shopping season is here! Shop with us at HMM or to get access to exclusive deals on the perfect gifts for the Herreshoff enthusiasts in your life! Don't miss out on our Black Friday deals! Our first-ever HMM Cash promotion has started now. Earn a $10 reward card for every $50 spent! From today through Giving Tuesday, tune in online every day for the latest #cyberweek deals! There will be sitewide discounts, free shipping and more! Discover all the savings at

NEW: 2022 Herreshoff Calendar!

Ring in the new year with a 2022 Herreshoff Marine Museum calendar! This 12 month wall calendar features historic images from the HMM archive. This – and maybe a museum membership too! – would make a perfect gift for any classic yacht aficionado or history buff this holiday season. Every purchase directly supports HMM.

Museum & Store Hours:

November: Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

December: Thursday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm

December 24th – April, 2022: HMM is closed for the season, but you can still order from our store online!

Holiday Hours:

December 19 – 21: 10am – 4pm

December 22 & 23: 11am – 6pm

Upcoming Community Event

Lecture: “The Founding of HMM” presented by Halsey C. Herreshoff 

December 2, 2021 6:00 pm

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.

This Month in Herreshoff History

This Month in Herreshoff History: “Captain Nat’s Designs between 1900 and 1910” 

L. Francis Herreshoff describes the origins of a beloved class, Captain Nat’s clocks and forecasting, and a family tragedy…



The Museum is open to the public for self-guided tours, Tuesdays through Sundays, from 10am-5pm. 


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.

Museum News

The Museum Turns 50

Bristol, Rhode Island, USA – The Herreshoff Marine Museum is thrilled to announce its Golden Jubilee year— the 50th anniversary of its founding. Throughout 2021, the Museum will celebrate 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 will commemorate 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.

Join the Celebration!

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. Telling us your story is one way to participate in this year-long party, but we’ve also planned a great mix of events (both virtual and in-person), lectures and sailing events to get you in the Jubilee mood. Scroll down to see other ways to join the fun!

Explore our Museum

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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Jubilee Events

Herreshoff Marine Museum Jubilee Events

Afterguard Members are given access to all of these events but Individual Event Tickets also available.

Golden Jubilee Wrap-Up Dinner

RESCHEDULED to January 2022

NYYC, New York, NY

Tickets Available Soon

Herreshoff Fleet Events

We'll be participating in these events hosted by others to celebrate our Jubilee, come along with us!

Date: December 3-5

Event: Bullseye Fleet Reception

Location: Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

Date: TBD, Summer 2021

Event: Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception

Location: Shelter Island YC, Shelter Island, NY

Date: TBD, Summer 2021

Event: Western Long Island Sound S Class Fleet Reception

Location: Larchmont YC, Larchmont, NY

Date: TBD, Summer 2021

Event: Herreshoff 12/Nantucket Alerion Fleet Reception

Location: Great Harbor YC, Nantucket, MA


March 19, 2021

America's Cup Hall of Fame Induction at the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron

May 2, 2021

HMM Opening Day at HMM

May 15, 2021

Frostbite Bash: Defrosted on the HMM Campus & Waterfront

June 24, 2021

NYYC One Design Celebration at NYYC Harbor Court, Newport, RI

July 16, 2021

Bullseye Fleet Reception at Fishers Island Yacht Club

July 25, 2021

Herreshoff Reception at Quissett Yacht Club

July 27, 2021

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Receptionat Edgartown YC, Edgartown, MA

July 30 & August 1, 2021

Herreshoff 12 National Championship

August 1

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception at North Haven Casino, North Haven, ME

August 7 & 8, 2021

Event: S Class Invitational Regatta at Quissett Yacht C

August 12, 2021

Watch Hill 15 Reception & Celebration at Ocean House

August 20, 2021

Herreshoff 12 Fleet Reception Beverly YC, Marion, MA

September 16-19

Newport International Boat Show, Newport RI


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From its founding, Pella has always been about providing innovative windows and doors that do more than frame the landscape — they make life easier with meaningful details that matter every day. Pella has a proud 85-year history of environmental stewardship and has been recognized for its energy efficiency leadership and sustainable business practices. From the company's founding, Pella has been a leader in technology and product innovation. In fact, they've been awarded more than 100 product and design patents. Products and features now commonplace throughout the window industry — like the tilt-wash double-hung window — were invented by Pella engineers.



Nantucket Vineyard was the first arm of our business opening in the early 1980’s as a small project of the Long Family.  After a few years, Winery employees ended up falling in love with the wine and each other, and voila! – Cisco Brewers was born on the Hudson’s stovetop in 1995.  Whispers of a brewery floated on the Nantucket wind, catching the ear of a few people, including a Mr. Harman.  Using the previously tested and proven formula of starting a business from another business, Winery and Brewery employees enjoyed a few glasses / pints (respectively) together and hatched the idea for Triple Eight Distillery in 2000.   All three businesses are constantly evolving, and we now produce a wide variety of world-class wines, beers, and spirits.  Come out and enjoy our Nantucket haven- just prepare yourself in case your mind blows up from all the awesomeness.

Points East


A unique cruising magazine celebrating the Down East coast Cruisers who come to the Gulf of Maine have a special fondness for the region's unique marine assets, from its skilled craftsmen to its quiet, secluded harbors to its pristine environment. Points East represents the Down East cruising culture. Points East celebrates it and gives it voice.

American Cruise Lines

Silver Sponsor

American Cruise Lines provides guests an extraordinary river cruising experience while exploring the historic waterways of the United States. Cruise in comfort aboard our modern fleet of river boats and paddlewheelers. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, exceptional cuisine, and personalized service on every cruise.