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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

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Address: 115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone Number:
+1 228-435-6320
Today
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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History Buffs and Kids

You'll love all the history you can read, see and touch. Very informative, beautiful place, lots of information available and neat gift shop of local crafts.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You'll love all the history you can read, see and touch. Very informative, beautiful place, lots of information available and neat gift shop of local crafts.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of fabulous exhibits and a special movie about the founding fathers of the Shrimp and Oyster industry. And a special exhibit on Hurricane Katrina. They have a boat that is inside and lots of cool tools of the trade.

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Morton Grove, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a nice diversion outside the casinos. Allow about an hour. There is an exhibit on Catrina which was good to see. The casino hopper stops there.

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Northwest Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a large museum, but you need about 2 hours to see and enjoy all the exhibits that cover the maritime and seafood industries which as been the backbone of this area for many years. They also had films and exhibits devoted to the hurricane history which was very interesting.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

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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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

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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Oxford, Mississippi
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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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The Villages, FL
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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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