Herreshoff Marine Museum

From Online Resources to Museum Exhibitions, there is plenty to discover at Herreshoff.

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Discover exhibitions & collections

Learn more about these innovative designs through the following HMM resources, independent online databases and other museum collections:

As a result of fifty years of careful documentation, acquisition and restoration, the Museum houses and displays more than sixty significant boats. You can learn more about individual vessels on our "Hall of Boats" page.

The Nathanael Greene Herreshoff Model Room and Workshop at HMM holds nearly 500 models and thousands of tools and archival documents. You can now explore this significant exhibit virtually from home.

This one-sixth scale, museum-quality model of RELIANCE, the 1903 America’s Cup winner, is currently on display in the America's Cup Hall of Fame at HMM. Learn more about the build process on the shop blog.

HMM's own primary research resource and repository of manuscripts of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the Herreshoff family.

The Herreshoff Registry is an external user-generated database of ownership information and histories of specific Herreshoff sailing vessels and extant classes.

This independent online database strives to be the most exhaustive source of information about the Herreshoff boats, their models and their history.

The MIT Museum holds the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff collection which includes thousands of plans, letters, indexes, booklets, and more.

The 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.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the Herreshoff Marine Museum by Halsey Herreshoff, a four-time America's Cup defender and grandson of legendary yacht designer Nathanael Herreshoff.

Nearly eighty legends of the Cup have been inducted into the Hall. Candidates eligible for consideration include members of the crew, designers, builders, syndicate leaders, supporters, chroniclers, and other individuals of merit. Each nominee is judged on the basis of outstanding ability, international recognition, character, performance, and contributions to the sport. The members of the Selection Committee are persons intimate with the history and traditions of America's Cup and committed to the integrity of the Hall of Fame.

The Curator's Log

Keep up with latest from HMM Curators

Spotlight on The Love Rocks Picture Gallery: A Selection of Historic Photos from Captain Nat's HomeWhat follows is a selection of historic framed photographs that originally belonged to Captain Nat […]

The Herreshoff Marine Museum and American Cruise Lines are excited to announce the 2024 Summer Sunset Music Series, set to bring vibrant live performances to Bristol’s waterfront for a fourth consecutive season of killer tunes and tasty refreshments.

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