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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

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Address: 115 1st St, Biloxi, MS 39530-4703
Phone Number: 12284356320
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Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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Thank Gwen A
Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We had guests with children and we took them to the museum. The showed a very interesting documentary of hurricanes Camillus and Katrina. It neat to drive down the streets and look at how different it is now.

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

My friend and I took a walk and just happened on this wonderful museum. It was filled with history, art, a sailing ship, a racing boat...many trophies. A great movie about Katrina and past hurricanes was also there. Everyone that visits the coast should stop by. The sign is much too small and overwhelmed by the sign for the Palace... More 

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I suppose that the seafood industry is a sponsor of the museum, and there were some mentions of the industry, but not a lot. There were some overviews of it's early days in the videos within the museum. There were many ships to examine, and a fair amount of info about those as well. The thing that most captured my... More 

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2 Thank Rick G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Cool off in the maritime museum! There are three floors of displays, pictures, art, boats, replicas, books, fishing tools, artifacts from all the Mississippi coastal towns. Today there is an exhibit on child labor in the early 1900's. Each display taught me something new and this was my second visit! Admission is a fair price. My only complaint is getting... More 

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mahtowa, mn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Visited with my 2 boys and wife. $32 for the family. Smaller boats, speed boats and racing sailboats on display including the Nydia. The small information plaques surround all displays and make for nice quick reading. The shrimp peeler was my highlight, very interesting story. Not much for interactive displays and the video's were o.k. and distributed throughout various displays.... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

So much to see and it is well worth your time to check it out. Filled with model boats and full sized sailing boats, equipment used in the seafood industry and all the art work is really nice. The staff are very helpful. You will love it.

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