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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

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Address: 115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
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+1 228-435-6320
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9:00 am - 4:30 am
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Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 am
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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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Very interesting museum

We stopped here for a couple of hours and really enjoyed this small but interesting museum. The displays are laid out on 3 floors with a very informative film on the second... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Theodore T
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a couple of hours and really enjoyed this small but interesting museum. The displays are laid out on 3 floors with a very informative film on the second floor. It makes you understand and appreciate how this industry was started in the area and makes you appreciate where your seafood came from years ago. There was... More 

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Thank Theodore T
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a delightful afternoon here. Great videos, informative displays and friendly staff. A nice addition to the area for travelers. Don't miss it.

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Thank Capetraveler96
Oxford, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum reveals much about the history and founding of Biloxi and its people. A Must visit when on the coast. Take the afternoon sail on their Schooner.

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Thank James C
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We went today to this amazing museum. It has three levels of very interesting history. The first floor recaps the last 200 years on the coast. On the second floor, there is a wonderful assortment of boats used for pleasure, and in the fishing industry. The third floor has objects used in shrimping, oysters, etc. The most informative piece were... More 

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Thank maxandmike2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Not too interesting except for the hurricane video room. Rest of tour and items on display average interest Easy access from highway 90 on the coast

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Thank Donna B
The Villages, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited this museum on a warm day in September. Could not find the available on-site parking, so we parked with the other cars across the street by the bus stop. When I asked inside, the woman behind the counter said the limited parking area was on the other side of the building, and not that easy to find. We... More 

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This museum is located close to Palace casino. There are 3 floors in this museum of Biloxi history in the seafood industry. Very interesting. There is a small film you can watch on the third floor of how the seafood industry started in Biloxi and on second floor is a small film of the effect Katrina had on the seafood... More 

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Welaka, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The history and documentation of the history of Biloxi is very interesting. The background of the people that live there is very heart warming. They take such pride in their heritage as a melting pot of people to come to America. The ship building and fishing industry as it progressed is very well portrayed.

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Thank Donna B
Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

You would think, with a name of Maritime and Seafood Industry museum, that this would be boring, but it's actually good! A sleeper of a museum, if you will. They have many wonderful examples of wooden boats as well as machinery to haul, clean, sort and pack seafood. There's a portion of the museum dedicated to hurricanes and films showing... More 

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Lockport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is a very good museum regarding boats and seafood in this area. Good film on hurricane Katrina.

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