OPEN EVERY DAY
10am – 5pm
One Burnside Street
Bristol, RI, 02809 USA
Located in the heart of Bristol. There is parking on site or on nearby street neighborhoods.
Museum & Store Hours
Visiting Hours: 10am-5pm
April 28th to June 17th: Wednesday – Sunday
June 17th to November: Open Every Day
November to Late December: Tuesday – Sunday
Late December through April: Closed for Winter
Directions & Parking
The Museum is located at One Burnside Street, at the corner of Hope Street (Route 114) and Burnside Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, 0.5 miles south of the center of Bristol and 1.5 miles north of the Mount Hope Bridge. The Museum is a 25-minute drive from Providence, Newport, or Fall River.
Parking available onsite or on nearby neighborhood streets.
To arrange a guided tour by one of our docents, please fill out the form below or call 401.253.5000. Tours may be available during the off-season based on docent and staff availability and must be scheduled one week in advanced.
- Members: Free
- $15 – Adult
- $10 – Senior (over 65)
- $10 – Military
- $10 – Students (10+)
- Children (10 and under) – No Charge
- Group (10+) 20% discount: Fill out the form below or call 401.253.5000
Dockage & Moorings
Dockage (with water, electric and wifi) and moorings are available at the Museum’s beautiful waterfront facility in Bristol, RI from mid-May until mid-October. Reservations are recommended. All transient dockage and moorings are now scheduled through Dockwa.com. To reserve space, fill out the online reservation form below.
Please note: the Museum does not provide launch service.
Upon arrival, please contact the Museum at (401) 253-5000, or you may hail us on VHF Channel 68 (Note that our Dockmaster is not always on duty, so please call the office if you don’t get an answer to your hail).
Moorings (per foot)
Daily: $1, Weekly: $6, Monthly: $20, Season: $50*
25% Off-season Discount (May & October)
Dockage (per foot, including bow sprits and swim platforms)
<75ft: Daily: $3, Weekly: $18, Monthly: $50, Season: $125*
>75ft: Daily: $4.50, Weekly: $27, Monthly: $75, Season: $195*
25% Off-season Discount (May & October)
Touch and Go (up to 3 hours)
Free with Museum visit or $15 (subject to space)
Free transient use for mooring and dock visitors and museum visitors with proof of admission. Seasonal rental* for $350.
VIGILANT members (and higher) receive a 10% discount on transient mooring and dockage fees.
RELIANCE and GLORIANA members receive a 15% discount on transient mooring and dockage fees and a 10% discount on seasonal rates.
Please note your membership level when making your reservation.
*Seasonal Moorings and Dock Space for Members only.
Other Waterfront Policies
- The Museum property and waterfront may not be used for any commercial enterprise, including ferrying passengers, without express written permission from the Executive Director of the Museum.
- Dockage and mooring check-out time is 12:00 noon; after which an additional day’s rate is charged, unless other arrangements are approved by the Herreshoff Marine Museum / America’s Cup Hall of Fame.
- Cancellation less than 48 hours in advance will result in forfeiture of dockage or mooring fees paid in advance.
- The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s staff reserves the right to limit period of stay.
- Showers and restrooms are available for mooring and dockage guests only. They are open during Museum hours.
- If you wish to reserve dock space or a mooring for the season, please download our contract here, complete the form and mail or fax to (401) 253-6222.
- Reservations are taken on a first come, first-served basis.
- For tide charts and related information please visit Rhode Island Harbors’ website
- For group events, fleet visits and the week of July 4th please contact the Herreshoff Marine Museum at events(at)herreshoff.org for site availability and rates.
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