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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

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Address: 115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone Number: 228-435-6320
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled...
The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage. The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.
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Really cool and educational

Really cool and educational, Stopped in while in Biloxi with a friend and her 10 year old grandson. Awesome way to learn about the impact that the gulf and seafood impacted the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Really cool and educational, Stopped in while in Biloxi with a friend and her 10 year old grandson. Awesome way to learn about the impact that the gulf and seafood impacted the region and how Biloxi affected the nation. Really cool movie about the history of seafood production.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really pleasantly surprised. Three stories tall with history of area, great educational 15 minute film and mjany exhibits. Spent several hours and could have spent more if read everything at all the exhibits. Tricky to find but study google maps to see where to turn off route 90 gulf shore drive. It is at last stoplight just before going East... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My family and I are visiting Biloxi for the first time from New York. My brother recommended that we visit the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and we do not regret this at all. Right from the start, Karen at the front desk made us feel so welcome. She gave us some history about the museum and recommended how we... More 

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum is not only historic in it's exhibit but a beautiful space to enjoy. The location is on the water and they have a great gift shop if you are looking for something special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Very interesting take time to watch the films learned a lot about the development of the area and history of seafood industry

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was very impressed with this museum. I have lived in Biloxi for years and never went to the old museum. Since Katrina it has been completely rebuilt and was given the attention that the seafood industry in Biloxi deserves. It is threes floors of history with tons of information and not a bare spot on the wall. From boats... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum provides wonderful exhibits to illustrate the impact of the seafood museum on Biloxi and the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you enjoy eating seafood ~ shrimp, crab, oysters ~ it's a great way to see how the foodways impact the society. Plus, the staff is super-friendly and helpful, and they have a great gift shop! Well worth spending... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a very well done museum with well done exhibits on the wide variety of boats - both recreationally and industrial - historic and present - that define the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The boats are beautiful museum highlights. Great gift shop also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As part of a local business conference, we had a buffet dinner served in the museum. I am not sure that is done often, but the real gem was the museum itself. There are several levels with multi-media presentations on the seafood industry, boat building, and life in general along the gulf coast. A wonderful collection that I was glad... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

DO NOT MISS THIS! With full sized sailboats, lots of videos, interesting souvenirs and machinery -- you will learn a lot about both life on the water and the industry that seafood brought. Don't miss the Nydia sailboat and the story of the engineer who sailed her -- Baldwin Wood. And, this is part of a four museum $20 ticket... More 

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