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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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Shrimp peeling machine, maritime history, fisherman facts, to boats etc was a nice rainy day trip, it wasn't crowded either

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Beverly Hills, California
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Beverly Hills, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Shrimp peeling machine, maritime history, fisherman facts, to boats etc was a nice rainy day trip, it wasn't crowded either

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maben
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed in Biloxi the first weekend in April and decided to stop by the Maritime and Seafood Museum. We thought it would be interesting after reading the reviews from Trip Advisor. The building is art itself! It has three levels of the boating and seafood history of Biloxi. The boats inside, yes I said inside the... More 

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Robin5488, General Manager at Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and we are so happy you enjoyed the Museum and the architecture! More 

Biloxi, Mississippi
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This museum was excellent! Our tour guide Ashley was incredible! She was so great with our students and was very informative. One of the best field trips I have been on as a teacher! Great job!

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Robin5488, General Manager at Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed the Field trip - we love teaching children about our history and heritage along the Mississippi Gulf Coast - please spread the word, so more teachers will bring their students. Thank you! More 

Tangerine, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
32 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Some people might like this museum a lot. It is $10 a person, less with AAA or military, and free with purchase of a $20 pass at the Biloxi Visitor's Center. There are three floors and limited parking. There's two handicapped spots on one side of the building in front of the many stairs but there's a side elevator. Most... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We found this to be the perfect thing to do and a chilly March afternoon. The afternoon flew by – wandering around artifacts from the industry (including a shrimp peeling machine - who knew? ), studying exhibits, and watching two outstanding videos. We were advised to watch the first, to get a feel for the people and life in the... More 

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Robin5488, General Manager at Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. So glad you came by to visit and learn about our history and heritage! Yes, it took us 9 1/2 years to build back, but we are extremely proud of our Museum and the support of our community. Come back often, new exhibits are always happening. More 

Jackson
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had some time to kill so we stopped in. They have a limited number of actual displays, but some very informative films documenting the demographics of the area and the damage caused by some major hurricanes. It is worthwhile.

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Ocala,FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very interesting museum depicting the history of boating and fishing in the area. Some full sized sailboats are actually housed indoors. Eye-opening, in that It made us think of Biloxi differently.

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Sagamore Hills, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was expecting this to be boring, but it was very interesting. There was a boat that was 2 stories tall inside. There was a section about hurricanes, paintings by Mr. Moran, and of course objects from the past. It was much more interesting than I thought it was going to be.

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Independence,Ky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This new museum is terrific. The history of Biloxi's seafood history is truly educational especially for visitors. The Katrina display and WLOX footage makes Katrina more understandable but hard to imagine for snowbirds. Worth the visit and very well done.

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Dayton
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The coastal mall held this museum until recently (after Katrina took out the old one). Great exhibits about the fishing industry, the waters around this bay area, and the historic heartbeat of the culture in the region between New Orleans and Mobile.

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