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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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We were surprised at the size of this museum. It housed several full size boats with their... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
st louis

It’s a nice museum. My family learned a lot on how the gulf coast handled the numerous hurricanes... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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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...more
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As featured in 3 Days in Biloxi
115 1st St, Biloxi, MS 39530-4703
+1 228-435-6320
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The address took us to a mall. No one seemed to know where the museum was located. One person told us that it was no longer located there.

Thank sherrywenta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised at the size of this museum. It housed several full size boats with their history! Lots of history of the shrimping and fishing industry in the area. Video rooms with films of the hurricanes that have hit Biloxi.

Thank wizardStLouis
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

It’s a nice museum. My family learned a lot on how the gulf coast handled the numerous hurricanes over the decades. Seen a lot of very nice boats. This is a great museum to visit

Thank Jagger67
Reviewed June 7, 2018

We did not know much about the fishing industry and maritime history of this area. The displays answered many questions and delivered education. It was fascinating that shrimp were peeled by hand until the 1970's. Well worth the visit.

Thank Donnagay A
Reviewed June 2, 2018

This museum has some great artifacts, information and videos about the history of Biloxi, Gulfport, Long Beach and Pass Cbristian. From the seafood industry, shrimping and boating to the hurricane damage and recovery, a testament to the strength and resilience of the people that have...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed June 2, 2018

a very good museum I would recommened this to every one visiting the gulf coast I have been here more then once its about the sea food industry and their beginning about what they used for all kinds of sea food harvesting and the beginning...More

Thank buddy1120
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This sounds like it might be kind of a dry museum, but the array of exhibits, which span ship design and construction, the seafood industry, from harvesting techniques, the processing, and marketing of shellfish and shrimp, and the impact of the hurricane, were excellent. I'm...More

Thank John M
Reviewed May 24, 2018

So many items related to boating of all kinds, the seafood industry and it's evolution. Viewed the films on Hurricanes Camille and Katrina and they were very interesting. This is a "don't miss" attraction!

Thank Cherokeechow
Reviewed May 10, 2018

The best part of this interesting museum is the continuous running of a very informational movie about hurricane Katrina. There is also great information about the oyster industry and shrimping in the region.

1  Thank mfcMinneapolis
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a short visit to the museum. Nice variety of items to help explain the seafood industry and local history. Start on the third floor and work your way down.

1  Thank Molley C
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Marc M
January 22, 2017|
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Yes, we are handicapped accessible. We have an elevator on the north end of our Museum building.
Michael G
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I am not sure who rejected your response about the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, no one from the Museum did. I don't know what your review was either, because I have not seen it. I am sorry it was rejected, but it... More