Naval and Maritime Museums List

United States of America

Compiled by Joseph Poutre
Last updated: 19 August 2012

The list is generally in the following format:

STATE or COMMONWEALTH

City

Museum name and location
Museum phone number
Web page address
Hours
Admission charge
Ship name    Class (CV, BB, etc.), number
Highlights

Always check the listed website or call ahead to confirm hours and admission fees!

As you will see, I don't have all the information for all the places, and am always interested in reports of visits to these places, so please EMAIL any reports, additions, corrections or updates to me, Joe Poutre, at joseph dot poutre at verizon dot net.

Note: Even if you don't think you have a maritime museum nearby, check your phone book and local tourist information sources - you might be surprised. I have listings for several landlocked U.S. states, including Iowa and Kentucky.

Disclaimer:

Some information here was confirmed and/or corrected using the Sea Classics magazine annual Naval and Maritime Museums issue and OPSail'92, the Official Magazine of Operation Sail.

Note:

Another list of Maritime Museums which have an online presence is maintained by Bob Smith at the following URL:
http://www.maritimemuseums.net/

For the rest of the world, please follow this link to the Worldwide Naval and Maritime Museums list:
http://www.bb62museum.org/wrldnmus.html

Links by state or commonwealth name (if you don't see a link, I don't have a museum within that state.):

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District Of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Texas
Tennesee
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

ALABAMA

Aliceville

Montgomery    Snag removal steamer

Mobile

Alabama Memorial Park
Highway 90, off Interstate 10 - Exit 27 or 30
Phone: 203-433-2703
FAX: 203-433-2777
http://www.maf.mobile.al.us/recreation/uss_alabama.html
Alabama    BB 60
Drum    AGSS 228
LST-325
Other military equipment including a B-52 and an A-12.
NOTE: This museum was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, and may not be open for a while.

City of Mobile Museum
Hunley replica
Models of American Civil War ships

Tuscaloosa

There is a discussion about recovering the Civil War ironclad ram CSS Tuscaloosa from the Spanish River.

ALASKA

Fairbanks

Alaskaland Park
Airport Road
Nenana    Passenger steamer
Under restoration.

Kodiak

Kodiak Military History Museum
Miller Point, Ft. Abercrombie
Phone: 907-486-4700
http://www.kadiak.org/
Hours: 3 days per week during summer or by appointment
Admission charge: donation
Museum is in WW II Coastal Defence 8 inch battery bunker.

Kodiak Island

Cape Chiniak, St. Peter's Head, Ft. Smith
Coastal defense fort, demilitarised.

Ft. Tidball
Long Island, Castle Bluff
Demilitarized coastal defense fort.

Arkansas

North Little Rock

Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum
Thu-Sat 1000-1800, Sun 1300-1800
http://www.aimm.museum//
Admission charge
Razorback    SS
Hoga    Tug
Hoga is the last Pearl Harbor USN vessel afloat. Razorback returned to US from Turkish Navy service.

CALIFORNIA

Alameda

Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation
Hornet    CVS 12
http://www.uss-hornet.org/

Belvedere

Belvedere Cove, 52 Beach Rd.
China    19th century wooden sidewheeler
The social salon on board is a museum. She formerly sailed between San Francisco and Japan and Hong Kong.

Camp Pendleton

Assault Amphibian Vehicle Museum

Dana Point

Nautical Heritage Museum
24532 Del Prado Ave.
Phone: 714-661-1001
Californian    Revenue cutter (replica)
Ship tours the California coast much of the year.

Orange County Marine Institute
24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
Phone: 714-496-2274
Pilgrim    Brig (replica)
Tours are available of the Pilgrim, a copy of the ship Henry Dana sailed on and described in Two Years Before the Mast; call for information.

Eureka

Humbolt Bay Maritime Museum
1410 Second St.
Phone: 707-444-9440
Mon-Sat 1000-1600
Madaket   Passenger ship
Part of the display is dedicated to USS Milwaukee, which wrecked off Eureka in 1916.

Irvine

CAS El Toro Historical Center and Command Museum
Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro
Phone: 714-559-6795
Many WWII to present Marine aircraft.
Will presumably move when the base closes.

S.S. Catalina Preservation Association
18242 West McDurmott, Suite J
http://sscatalina.org/
Hoping to raise the S.S. Catalina from the bottom of Ensenada Harbor in Baja California and restore her as close as possible to her original form.

Long Beach

Pier J
Phone: 310-435-4747
Admission fee
http://www.queenmary.com/
Queen Mary    Luxury liner and troopship
QM is run as a floating hotel. Tours cover most of the ship. She _may_ be haunted.
http://www.russiansublongbeach.com/
Scorpion/U-427    Foxtrot-class submarine
The sub was formerly based in Sydney, Australia, and is maintained by former Soviet Naval personnel.

Monterey

Allan Knight Maritime Museum
550 Calle Principal
Phone: 408-375-2553
Library and museum - renowned model collection.

The Maritime Museum of Monterey

The Stanton Center, Historic Custom House Plaza
Phone: 831-375-8370
FAX: 831-655-3054
Tue-Sun and major holidays 1000-1700
Longer hours in summer

Newport Beach

Newport Harbor Maritime Museum
151 East Coast Highway
Phone: 949-673-3377
Fax: (949) 675-8864
http://www.nhnm.org/

Oakland

Oakland Airport
The "Halcyon"
Shorts Sunderland flying boat

U.S. Lighthouse Society
FDR Memorial Park
66 Jack London Sq.
Phone: 415-362-7255
http://www.uslhs.org/
Reiief    Lightship
Potomac    Presidential yacht
Potomac served Franklin Roosevelt during his presidency.

Oxnard, Channel Islands

Ventura County Maritime Museum
2731 S. Victoria Ave.
Phone: 805-984-6260
Thu-Mon 1100-1700
http://www.vcmm.org/
Permanent collection of extensive marine art, featuring works by the Dutch and Flemish painters, 17th century artists Willem van de Velde and Bonaventura Peeters. Noted modern artists in the collection include John Stobart, Montague Dawson, David Thimgan, Roy Cross and Christopher Blossom.
The museum also houses one of the two largest collection of antique Napoleonic prisoner of war sailing ship models in the US.
Three thousand years of maritime history are illustrated by historic ship models, including the life's work of renowned builder Edward Marple.
Exhibits on whaling, sailors' arts, the history of the Channel Islands Harbor and Port of Hueneme round out the collection.

Pacific Grove

Point Pinos Lighthouse
End of Monterey Peninsula
Thr, Sat and Sun: 1300-1600
Phone: 408-648-3116
Built 1855. Described as shaped like a Cape Cod cottage. Two keepers were women. Run by the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. One room will display the history of the Coast Guard in WWII.

Port Hueneme

SeeBee Museum
Naval Construction Batalion Center
Phone: 805-982-5163
Mon-Fri 0800-1700, Sat 0900-1430, Sun 1230-1630, closed holidays
History of the USN Construction Battalions.

Richmond

Richmond Museum of History/Rosie the Riveter National Historic Site
End of Canal Blvd.
http://www.ssredoakvictory.org/
http://www.rosietheriveter.org/
Phone: 510-222-9200
Tue, Thu, Sat Sun 1000-1500
Donation $5, $4
SS Red Oak Victory     AK-235
Last of 747 ships built at Kaiser Shipyards. Being restored.

Rio Vista

American Patrol Boats Museum
http://www.patrolboats.org/
CGC-83527 Cutter
PT-695 72.5' Vosper Type
CCB-18
PBR
All are kept in operational condition. The cutter and the PT are sailed.

San Diego

San Diego Maritime Museum
1306 N. Harbor Drive, the Embarcadero
Phone: 619-234-9153
http://www.sdmaritime.com/
Daily 0900-2000, to 2100 during the summer
Admission fee charged, based on age
Star of India    Sail barque
Berkeley    Steam ferryboat
Medea    Steam yacht
Californian    Revenue cutter
Surprise, ex-"HMS" Rose    Sail frigate
Pilot    Harbor pilot boat
The Star of India sails the harbor once a year. She is believed the oldest active merchant vessel afloat. Surprise was featured in the movie "Master and Commander".

Another site about "HMS Rose/Surprise": http://www.tallshiprose.org/

San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum
910 North Harbor Drive
Phone: 619-544-9600
http://www.midway.org/
Daily 100-1700 except major holidays
USS Midway    CV 41

Veterans Memorial Center and Museum Balboa Park
In the former chapel of the Naval Hospital
Phone: 619-239-2300
Houses a collection of memorabilia and papers. Dedicated to veterans of all conflicts.

San Francisco

San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park
Hyde St. Pier
Phone: 415-447-5000
http://www.nps.gov/safr/
Daily 1000-1700 (Some sections have other hours)
Balclutha    Steel hull square-rigged merchant ship
Eureka    Ferry
Alma    SF Bay scow schooner
Eppleton Hall    Side wheel paddle tug
CA Thayer    Schooner
Hercules    Steam tug
Wapama    Steam schooner
About 90 small craft
Admission to Hyde Street Pier, research library, visitor center and maritime museum free. Boarding pass for National Landmark vessels: $5.
Thayer is in the yard being repaired; follow this link for project information and photo: http://www.nps.gov/safr/local/thayrest.html

National Maritime Museum Association
Pier 45 on Fisherman's Wharf
Phone: 415-441-5819
FAX: 415-441-0365
http://www.maritime.org/pamphome.htm
Pampanito    SS 383

National Liberty Ship Memorial
Fort Mason Center, Bldg. A
Pier 32 on the Embarcadero, just south of the Bay Bridge
Phone: 415-441-3101
FAX: 415-441-3712
Mon-Fri 0900-1500, Sat-Sun 0900-1600
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/maritime/jeremiah.html
http://www.crl.com/~wefald/obrien.html
Jeremiah O'Brien    Liberty ship
The last unaltered Liberty ship. Still operating.

Treasure Island Museum
410 Palm Avenue
(AC Transit bus "T" from Transbay Terminal, Mission at Second St. Get off just inside gate, first building, plain view)
Phone: 415-395-5067
Daily 1000-1530
Admission free
On an island in the bay, museum of US sea combat in the Pacific.

Santa Monica

Coastal defense fort, on ramp to Santa Monica pier
Rodman smooth-bore, sleeved to be smaller rifled guns.

San Pedro, port of Los Angeles

Berth 53
Outer Harbor
Phone: 310-519-9545
FAX: 310-519-0265
http://www.lanevictory.org/
Daily 0900-1600
Lane Victory    Victory ship
Open for tours, and 2 annual cruises to Catalina Island. During the cruise the ship undergoes a mock air attack.

Los Angeles Maritime Museum
Berth 84 - foot of Sixth Street
Phone: 310-548-7618
Tue-Sun 1000-1700
lamm@netcom.com
http://www.lamaritimemuseum.org/
Admission free, one dollar donation per adult is requested.
Swift of Ipswich    Topsail schooner
Angels Gate    ST class Tug
Ocean Waif    Racing yawl
Ralph J. Scott    Fireboat #2
Two Monterey fishing boats (1917 and 1927 vintage)
Largest maritime museum on the west coast of North America. Operated by the Los Angeles City Department of Recreation and Parks.
Occupies the former Municipal Ferry Building, a 75,000 sq. ft. art deco structure located on the main channel of the port. Holds one of the largest collections of ship models in the U.S. Swift is used for youth sail training. Gate is listed on the National Historic Vessel list. Waif is the original Angleman Seawitch prototype. Centerpiece of John Gibson Park which includes the National Merchant Marine Memorial, the USS Los Angeles (CA-135) Mainmast naval memorial and Education Center of the Museum where American Sail Training Association endorsed youth development classes are held. Internships are available through university and college programs worldwide. Scott is part of the John Gibson Park. Research facilities include a 5,000 volume library and a major archive of maritime photographs. 16"/50 barrel on display.

Vallejo

Mare Island Historic Park, at the former Naval Shipyard
Phone: 707-557-1538
FAX: 707-552-3226
Tours given of important sites in the area. The museum is in the planning stages, and will contain the sail and control room of the SSBN Vallejo and the entire SSN Drum, the last ship built at Mare Island.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
734 Marin St., in the former City Hall
Phone: 707-643-0077

CONNECTICUT

HMS Rose    Sail warship
Moved to the west coast, in San Diego, California. Used in filming of "Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World".
http://www.tallshiprose.org/

Essex Village

Connecticut River Museum
1879 Steamboat Dock, Foot of Main St.
Phone: 860-767-8269
Tue-Sun 1000-1700
http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/
Admission fee
American Turtle    SS (working replica)

Groton

Nautilus Memorial and Submarine Force Museum
Exit 86 off I95, follow signs
Phone: 800-343-0079 or 203-449-3174
FAX: 860-449-4150
Daily 0900-1700, except Tue 1300-1700
http://www.ussnautilus.org/
Free admission
Nautilus    SSN 571
Japanese Type A "Kairyu" minisub
Italian "Maile" minisub
Explorer minisub
World's first nuclear propelled vessel and a submarine museum. Explorer was built and sailed (sunk?) by Simon Lake. There is a very large cutout scale model of a Gato-class sub in the museum.

Mystic

Mystic Seaport Museum
50 Greenmanville Ave.
Phone: 860-572-5315
http://www.mysticseaport.org/
Joseph Conrad    Steel hulled square-rigger
Charles W. Morgan    Whaling bark
L.A. Dunton    Grand Banks fishing schooner
Sabino    Coal-fired steam launch
Emma C. Berry    Wooden sloop-rigged smack
Plethora of small vessels
Replica whaling town of 1800's. Nearby is Mystic Marinelife Aquarium. Morgan is the last wooden whaler still afloat in the world. Sabino tours the harbor.

New London

US Coast Guard Museum
US Coast Guard Academy
Route 32
Phone: 860-444-8511
http://www.uscg.mil/hq/g-cp/museum/museuminfo.html
Mon-Fri 0900-1700, Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1200-1700. Closed on federal holidays.
Admission is free.
Eagle, ex-Horst Vessel    Three-masted training barque
Eagle is the primary training ship for the Coast Guard Academy. Often at sea.

South Norwalk

Maritime Center at Norwalk
10 N. Water St.
Phone: 203-852-0700
Hope    Oyster sloop
Nautical history and ecology of Long Island Sound. Includes an aquarium and an IMAX theater.

Stonington

Stonington Harbor Lighthouse
Water Street
Phone: 203-535-1440
May to Oct, Tue-Sun 1100-1600
Built 1840.

Stratford

Glacier Society
905 Honeyspot Rd.
Phone: 203-375-6638
http://www.glaciersociety.org/
Working to preserve the USCGC Glacier. Have a 9 foot model in her combat configuration when she served in the US Navy, plus other photos and items related to missions to the Arctic and Antarctic.

DELAWARE

Bethany Beach

Indian River Lifesaving Station
Rt.1 between Dewey Beach and Indian River Inlet
Phone: 302-227-0478
http://www.beach-net.com/history/irlifestation.html

Bowers

Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
Cooper Av.
Phone: 302-334-3462
Summer daily 1300-1600
Other seasons Sat-Sun and holidays 1300-1600

Chesapeake City

C & D Canal Museum
Documents and artifacts relating to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and a working model of a canal lock.

Dagsboro

PT 308 Restoration Project, Inc
http://www.geocities.com/restorept308/PT308.html

Lewes

Cannon Ball Marine Museum
Thompson Country Store Historic Complex
Overfalls    Lightship

Zwaanendael Museum
http://www.destatemuseums.org/Information/Museums/Zwan/zwaanendael.shtml
HMB DeBraak - parts of a wrecked 1798 British Warship & artifacts on display
Naval Bombardment of Lewes in 1813; the first Dutch Settlement in DE; Delaware River and Bay Pilots

Wilmington

Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
1124 E. Seventh St.
Phone: 302-429-7747
http://www.kalnyc.org/main.htm
Mon-Sat 1000-1600
Replica of the sailing ship Kalmar Nyckel, which brought the first Swedish settlers to Delaware in 1638.

Wilmington Maritime Center
Phone: 302-984-0472

The Battle of the Atlantic Memorial is no more, and the cutter Mohawk is now sitting in Staten Island, NY.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Navy Museum
Washington Navy Yard
Buildings 76 and 57
901 M Street, SE
Phone: 202-433-4882
FAX: 202-433-8200
http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/nhcorg8.htm
Barry    DD 933
Trieste I    Deep diving sub
PCF 1
British minisub
German minisub
Italian minisub
Historical retrospective. Models, aircraft, paintings.
The Barry is docked, while the Trieste is in the main building. The PCF is on the lawn with a collection of naval weapons, including parts from the Maine and a 14" naval railroad gun.
The Annex has been closed, and is being converted to a Cold War museum. The displays within are being sent elsewhere.

United States Marine Corps Museum
Bldg. 58, Navy Yard
Phone: 202-433-3534
Detailed history of the Marines, with a series of glass case filled with memorabilia from different time periods, opposing a wall of quotes, pictures and paintings. Some of the descriptions are hard to read due to the lack of light. Also a gallery of photos and/or paintings on a rotating schedule, and a series of miniature battle scenes.

Naval Historical Center
Navy Yard
http://www.history.navy.mil/
Information currently available includes bibliographies, active ship levels from 1917 to present, aviation squadron lineages, and ordering information for NHC publications.

The Smithsonian Institution
Constitution Ave. at 12th St.
Phone: 202-357-2025
http://www.si.edu/
Philadelphia    Sail gunboat
Remains of first warship built in what would become the USA, in the Hall of Armed Forces History(?). Operated by Army, as Navy wasn't yet formed. Ship models are on display in the Hall of American Maritime Enterprise, the Technology building and the Air and Space Museum.

FLORIDA

Dedalo, ex-Cabot    CVL 28
Scrapped. Some equipment was apparently rescued and distributed to museums around the country.

Apalachacola

Apalachacola Maritime Museum
57 Market St.
Phone: 904-653-8708
FAX: 904-653-9311
http://www.homtown.com/apalachcola/museum.html
Governor Stone    Gulf coast schooner
Maritime history of the American south, especially the surrounding bay area.

DeLand

DeLand Naval Air Station Museum
PTF 3
Vietnam veteran, bought by USN from Norway. Being restored the Vietnam appearance. Will serve as training boat for Sea Scouts.

Dry Tortugas National Park

Fort Jefferson
Largest Civil War-era coastal fort in the United States, known as the "Gibraltar of the Gulf."

Fort Pierce

UDT-Seal Museum
Phone: 407-489-3597

Jacksonville

Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society
1015 Museum Circle
Phone: 904-398-9011
Daily 1100-1900, except public holidays

Jensen Beach

Maritime and Yachting Museum
2000 Jensen Beach Blvd.
Phone: 407-334-7733
http://www.flmainstreet.com/Jensen_Beach/mym.html
Several vessels, including some being restored. Tea time talks are given Fridays at 3PM.

Jupiter

Jupiter Lighthouse and Museum
Loxahatachee Historical Museum
Phone: 407-747-6639
Tue-Fri 1000-1600, Sun 1000-1500, closed New Year's and Christmas

Key Largo

Maritime Museum of the Florida Keys
102670 Highway US 1
Phone: 305-451-6444
Daily 1000-1700 < H4>Key West Key West Lighthouse Museum and Keepers Quarters
938 Whitehead St.
Phone: 305-294-0012
Daily 0930-1700 except Christmas

Pirate Soul
History of pirates of the Caribbean, using display and historical memorabilia, including one of only two genuine skull-and-crossbones flags.

The Wrecker's Museum
322 Duval St.
Phone: 305-294-9602
Daily 1000-1600

Panama City Beach

Museum of Man in the Sea
17314 Back Beach Rd.
Phone: 940-235-4104
Daily 0900-1700
Diving and undersea exploration.

Pensacola

National Naval Aviation Museum
Pensacola Naval Air Station
Phone: 904-452-3604 (touchtone)
Phone: 904-452-3606 (rotary)
http://www.amaranth.com/~navalair

Palm Beach

Palm Beach Maritime Museum
Pt. Palm Beach Maritime Bldg #404
Phone: 407-659-0800
FAX: 407-844-1636
http://www.software-factory.com/fam/fam_pbmm.html

St. Augustine

The Lyons Maritime Museum
9 King St.
Phone: 904-825-0184 or -4504
Daily except Christmas

St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum
81 Lighthouse Ave.
Phone: 904-928-0745
http://www.staugustinelighthouse.com/
0900-1800
Admission fee

Seminole

Panama Canal Museum
7985 113th St.
Phone: 727-394-9338
http://www.panamacanalmuseum.org/ History of the American era of the Panama Canal (1904-1999).

Sebastian

Mel Fisher's Maritime Heritage Museum
200 Greene St.
Phone: 305-294-2633
FAX: 305-294-5671
Daily 0930-1700
http://www.software-factory.com/fam/fam_mfmh.html
Admission fee
General maritime history, focusing on the 16th and 17th centuries.

Stuart

Maritime & Yachting Museum of the Treasure Coast
3250 S.W. Kanner Highway
Park in the Florida Aquarium parking lot
Phone: 772/692-1234
http://www.mymflorida.org/
Mon - Sat 1100-1600, Sun 1300-1700
Vintage Rose    21 foot 1934 Chris Craft triple-cockpit motorboat
Follie, Annie and Thompson's Bird    trio of Bahamas dinghies
VeeGee    1934 Wheeler 39' yacht
Moonraker    scaled-down replica of the ship's gig Captain Bligh was set adrift in
Care Taker    1950 Century Seamaid with original flathead 6 Gray Marine Race Engine
Big Blue    1951 Lyman runabout
The Evinrude Collection of motors
Missions: preserve significant and irreplaceable boats and artifacts that provide a tangible link to the past, maintain a permanent record of maritime and yachting history that has helped shape the Treasure Coast and Florida, and provide maritime and yachting educational programs that are based on knowledge of the past, and will stimulate imagination for the future.

Tampa

The American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship
York St., on the waterfront.
Park in the Florida Aquarium parking lot
http://www.americanvictory.org/
American Victory    Victory ship
Intended that she be restored to operating status.
Includes the assets of the former U.S. Merchant Marine Museum in Anderson, Indiana.

Volusia

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum
S. Peninsula Dr.
Phone: 904-761-1821
Daily 1000-1700
http://volusia.com/ponce/
Completed 1887, still active.

GEORGIA

Athens

Naval Supply Corps Museum
Prince and Oglethorpe Streets
Phone: 404-354-7349
Closed Federal Holidays
No admission fee
Massive library.

Columbus

Civil War Naval Museum/Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center
Phone: 706-327-9798
http://www.columbusga.com/ccvb/ccvb-cnm.html
Tue-Fri 1000-1700, Sat-Sun 1300-1700
Houses remains of Civil War ironclads CSS Jackson and CSS Chattahoochee, fished out of southern rivers during 1960's Centennial. Both are little more than part of a burned hull surrounded by iron armor sections, cannon, and other metal items recovered from the rivers. Additional displays of uniforms,equipments, and models.

Savannah

Ships of the Sea Museum
503 East River St.
Phone: 912-232-1511
More than 150 ship models.

Savannah Maritime Museum

St. Simon's Island

Museum of Coastal History
610 Beachview Dr.
Phone: 912-638-4666

GUAM

Gaan Point blockhouse
Japanese WWII 200 mm short gun

Naval Station
Japanese Type-A midget submarine
Captured on Guam at the end of WW2

HAWAII

Honolulu, Oahu

Hawaii Maritime Center
Pier 7
Phone: 808-536-6373
Falls of Clyde    Full-rigged iron-hulled tanker
Hokule'a    Polynesian canoe (replica)

USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park
11 Arizona Memorial Drive
Phone: 808-423-1341
FAX: 808-422-5201
http://www.bowfin.org/
Daily 0800-1700
Admission fee, can be combined with Missouri tour (see below)
Bowfin SS 287
Outside are a 2-man Japanese sub and a Regulus I. Now has artifacts from USS Kamehameha, a former ballistic missile and special operations submarine.

Army Museum at Battery Randolf
Shore defence battery, though no guns are left.

Pearl Harbor, Oahu

Arizona Memorial
1 Arizona Memorial Place
Phone: 808-422-2771 or 808-422-0561 (Recorded information)
Daily 0730-1700. Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving, Christmas
http://www.nps.gov/usar/index.htm
Arizona    BB 39
Missouri    BB 63
http://www.ussmissouri.com/
Admission fee, can be combined with Bowfin tour (see above).

Missouri is moored at the other end of Battleship Row from Arizona.

Utah Memorial
Ford Island
Utah    AG 16 (Target ship), ex-BB 31
Ford island is still a Naval base, so call ahead for information.

Wailukl, Maui

Port of Lahaina, Maui
890 Alua St.
Phone: 808-244-9286
Cathaginian II    Brig

ILLINOIS

Chicago

Chicago Maritime Society
http://www.chicagomaritimesociety.org/

Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
57th St. and Lake Shore Drive
Phone: 312-684-1414
http://www.msichicago.org/
U-505    Sub (German)
Type IXC U-boat was captured by CVE USS Guadalcanal during WWII. Museum has an exhibit called "Ships Through the Ages." Included in the museum entrance fee ($7.00). Tour is self-guided, with tape players giving a narrative.

American Academy of Industry
http://www.AAI-ACACIA.org/
Acacia    WLB-406

Lockport

Illinois and Michigan Canal Museum
803 South State St.
Phone: 815-838-5080
Jan-mid Dec daily 1300-1600, closed holidays and Thanksgiving week

INDIANA

Anderson

United States Merchant Marine Museum
Closed. The collection has gone to the American Victory in Florida.

Evansville

LST-325   Landing ship, tank

Jeffersonville

Howard Steamboat Museum
1101 E. Market St.
Phone: 812-283-3728

IOWA

Clinton

City of Clinton   Towboat turned showboat

Davenport

St. Genevieve    Steam dredger

Des Moines

Queen    Passenger steamboat
Landed, awaiting restoration.

Dubuque

Fred W. Woodward Riverboat Museum

Mississippi River Museum
2nd St., Ice Harbor
Phone: 319-557-9545
William M. Black    Sidewheeler dredge
Upper Mississippi navigational history including a collection of vessels

Keokuk River Museum
Victory Park
Phone: 319-524-4765
Mid-Apr-Nov 0900-1700
George M. Verity    Steam sternwheeler
Museum of the Mississippi and riverboats.

Le Clair

Buffalo Bill Museum
200 N. River Dr.
Phone: 319-289-5580
Summer daily 0730-1630, winter Sat-Sun 0730-1630
Lone Star Steamer    Riverboat
Includes displays on upper Mississippi water transportation. Lone Star is one of the few surviving wood riverboats.

KANSAS

Olathe

Old Olathe Naval Air Museum
1 Navy Park Drive, Industrial Airport
Phone: 913-381-3939
History of Olathe NAS.

KENTUCKY

Eddyville

Mamie S. Barrett    Steam towboat
No longer there - moved and left derelict in Vicksburg.

Louisville

4th St. and River Rd.
Phone: 502-625-2355 or 502-582-2547
Belle of Louisville     Steamboat
Built in 1914, now makes day trips. Carries museum about steamboats.

Naval Civil War Museum of the Western Theater
USS Louisville Replica ironclad (building

Warsaw

Wake Robin    Steam buoy tender
Awaiting restoration.

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge

Louisiana Naval War Museum
305 S. River Rd.
Phone: 504-342-1942
FAX: 504-342-2039
http://www.premier.net/~uss_kidd/home.html
Daily 0900-1700, closed Christmas
Kidd    DD 661
Kidd is a Fletcher class DD, the only one still in WWII form. Includes displays of the defunct Louisiana Maritime Museum. Also a P-40 fighter, as part of a display on the Flying Tigers.

Lockport

LCVP KA 33-21 Association
Higgins boat replica/rebuild
New built, using vintage engine, salvaged parts.

Madisonville

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
Phone: 985-845-9200

New Orleans

Pioneer    Confederate submersible

D-Day Museum
945 Magazine St.

MAINE

For a list of Maine maritime locations, one can also consult this site:
http://www.maritimemaine.org/

Augusta

Maine State Museum
Contains contents of now-closed Allie Ryan Museum.

Bath

Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington St.
Phone: 207-443-1316
http://www.bathmaine.com/
Sherman Zwicker    Schooner
Restored shipyard, plus >100 small craft. Recently completed a massive new museum bulding, housing a large collection of maritime art and various research archives. Zwicker is privately owned.

Castine

Allie Ryan Museum
This museum has been closed, and its contents sent to the Maine State Museum in Augusta.

Eastport

Border Historical Society
1 Capen Ave.
Phone: 207-853-2328

Greenville

Moosehead Marine Museum
Phone: 207-695-2716
Katahdin    Lake steamer
History of western Maine's lakes.

Kittery

Kittery Historical and Naval Museum
Rogers Rd.
Phone: 207-439-3080
History of Maine's oldest European settlement.

Phillipsburg

"Maine's first ship - 1607"
http://www.mainesfirstship.org/
Building a reconstuction of Popham Colony's pinnace Virginia.

Portland

Portland Observatory
The Observatory, a 65 foot shingle wooden tower, was built in 1807 and served as a marine signal station until 1924. The tower was equipped with a powerful telescope to identify incoming ships and a signal flag system to announce their arrival to subscribing ship owners at their wharf side offices. In the last century such towers were common throughout the world. Reputed to be the last such observatory on the east coast.

Rockland

Shore Village Museum
104 Limerock St.
Phone: 207-594-0311
Lighthouse artifacts.

Searsport

Penobscot Marine Museum
5 Church St.
Phone: 207-548-2529
FAX: 207-548-2520
Memorial Day to October 15
Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1200-1700
http://www.acadia.net/pmmuseum/
Admission fee
Fishing and seafaring history. Paintings and small boats on display. Museum consists of 8 buildings.

South Portland

Portland Harbor Museum
Southern Maine Technical College
Fort Rd.
Phone: 207-799-6337
http://www.portlandharbormuseum.org/
Thurs-Sun 1300-1600
Small admission fee, free for kids under 12
Museum of the port of Portland. Includes part of the bow of clipper ship Snow Squall, built in Portland.

Thomaston

Maine Watercraft Museum
4 Knox St.
Phone: 800-923-0444 or 207-354-0444
May - Oct daily, by appointment Nov - Apr
Admission fee
http://www.midcoast.com/~oldboats/
Small craft museum with collection representative of Maine's boatbuilding heritage.

MARYLAND

Annapolis

U. S. Naval Academy
Preble Hall
Phone: 410-263-6933
Bookstore: 410-298-6110
Mon-Sat: 0900-1700, Sun: 1100-1700
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's
Photo ID is required for admission to the Naval Academy grounds
http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Museum
X-1    Experimental mini-sub
The Academy is National Historic Shrine, containing multitude of monuments and relics, including foremast of BB USS Maine and crypt of John Paul Jones.
Museum run by the U.S. Naval Institute. Contains a brand new model ship gallery which contains some of the most spectacular items from the Naval Academy's impressive model ship collection.

Annapolis Maritime Museum
133 Bay Shore Drive
Phone: 410-268-2689
http://www.annapolismaritimemuseum.org/
Saturdays 1100-1600
No admission charge
The museum has the definitive collection of the maritime history of the Annapolis area including the sailing and yachting history of the Chesapeake Bay. For information contact Mike Miron spacreek@aol.com

Baltimore

Baltimore Harbor
Pier 1
Constellation Dock
Phone: 410-539-1797 or -1798
http://www.constellation.org/
Constellation    Sloop of war (ex-IX 21)
Constellation is last wooden warship built in US. The US Navy used funds appropriated for repair of vessels to completely rebuild/replace frigate Constellation of War of 1812 fame.
Constellation is being rebuilt and has returned to her dock.

Living Classrooms
Baltimore Maritime Museum
http://www.livingclassrooms.org/nhs/title.html
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/1056/torsk.htm
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/maritime/ltship.html
Torsk    AGSS 423
Taney    WHEC 37 (USCG cutter)
Chesapeake Lightship #116
Torsk has been drydocked and received needed repairs and a new paint job. Taney is the last remaining armed ship afloat, Japanese or American, from the Pearl Harbor attack (she was at Honolulu).

Project Liberty Ship
Phone: Ship: 410-558-0646
FAX: 410-558-1737
http://www.liberty-ship.com/
0900-1500 Wed and Sat when in port - call ahead
John W. Brown   Liberty ship #312

Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway
http://www.charm.net/~bmi/
Pride of Baltimore II    Sailing ship
Baltimore    Tug
Aubrey L. Higgins    Lighthouse tender
Pride is an interpretation of a "Baltimore Clipper". The first was lost at sea some years ago; there is a monument nearby, with one of her masts.

Radcliff Maritime Museum
201 W. Monument St.
Phone: 301-685-3750
Minnie V    Skipjack

Cambridge

Richardson Maritime Museum
401 High Street
Phone: 410-221-1871
Unique collection of Chesapeake Bay workboat models--many models built by the owners of the boats themselves. Tools and memorabilia of working watermen and of Jim Richardson, the Museum's namesake. Active and growing boatworks facility where classic Chesapeake Bay boats are restored or reconstructed. Modeler's Guild that teaches construction of radio-controlled model skipjacks (an oystering boat unique to the Bay.)
Oral Histories Project to capture and document stories of local boatbuilders, an area tradition that goes back to clipper ship designs that influenced boatbuilding throughout the world.

Chesapeake City

Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Museum
Second St. and Bethel Rd.
Phone: 301-885-5621

Cumberland

C&O Canal National Historic Park
Western Maryland Station Center
Canal St.
Phone: 301-722-8226

Harve de Grace

Harve de Grace Maritime Museum
http://www.graf.com/hdg/maritime
Mary W. Somers    Skipjack

Historic St. Mary's City

Rosecroft Rd.
Phone: 301-862-0990
Maryland Dove    Sailing ship
The Dove is an interpretation of one of the ships that brought early settlers to Maryland.

St. Michaels

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Mill St., Navy Point
Phone: 401-745-2916
Daily 0900-1800, fall/spring daily 0900-1700, winter Sat-Sun, holidays 0900-1700
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's
http://www.cbmm.org/
Victory Chimes    Ram type schooner
More than 80 vessels and small boats.
Exhibits trace the history of the Bay including boatbuilding, fishing, yachting, waterfowling, and navigation. Features include a 19th-century screwpile-type lighthouse, restored log-bottom bugeye, skipjacks, a racing log canoe, collection of Bay boats, decoy and waterfowling, propulsion.
The Victory Chimes will offer public cruises in the fall and spring.

Salisbury

Ward Museum
History of waterfowling, primarily in Chesapeake Bay area, and local maritime culture.

Solomons

Calvert Marine Museum
Routes 2 and 4
Phone: 410-326-2042
Daily 1000-1700
http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/
Drum Point Lighthouse and number of small craft.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
http://www.nps.gov/ncro/choh/
Canal runs from Rock Creek in Georgetown, DC to Cumberland, Md. There are visitor's centers in Georgetown and Great Falls Tavern, Hancock, and Cumberland, MD.

MASSACHUSETTS

HMS Bounty (replica)
http://www.tallshipbounty.org/
Ship built for 1960 movie "Mutiny on the Bounty", has served in other films and television shows. Now owned by the Tall Ship Bounty Organization LLC: "dedicated to keeping the ship sailing and using her as a vehicle for teaching the nearly lost arts of square rigged sailing and seamanship."

Boston

Boston National Historical Park
Phone: 617-242-5670 (Constitution)
Phone: 617-242-5644 (Cassin Young)
Phone: 617-426-1812 (Museum)
Open daily 0900-1700, Constitution 0930-1530
http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/
http://www.nps.gov/bost/home.htm
Constitution    Sail frigate
Cassin Young    DD 793
Constitution is oldest ship on US Navy lists, and is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world. Crewed by Navy personnel wearing period uniforms. She is newly rebuilt, and was sailed in July 1997 and August 2012.

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum
Congress Street Bridge
Phone: 617-388-1773
Beaver II    Replica brigantine
http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/
All about the Boston Tea Party. Beaver II is a replica of one of the ships involved.

Nobska    Passenger steamboat
Undergoing restoration

Luna    Tugboat
http://www.tugboatluna.org/
Undergoing restoration.

Buzzard's Bay

New York Central railroad tug
Landed

Cambridge

Hart Nautical Gallery
Bldg. 5, 1st floor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
http://web.mit.edu/museum/www/collections/hart.html
Gallery has three parts: collection of ship models from ancient to modern, hull half-sections of various boats/ships/subs and sail craft, and modern displays changed about every year. No fee. Look for full size anchors on loan from US Navy.

Charlestown

New England Historic Seaport
This museum has closed.

Nantucket II    WLV 613
Last lightship built in the US, and served on the last lightship station. Moored in drydock #2 at the shipyard, a few hundred yards from USS Constitution (just outside the National Park). She is capable of getting underway under her own power.

Cohasset

Cohasset Historical Society's Maritime Museum
Elm Street
Phone: 781-383-1434 (Society phone)
Email: tlg@dreamcom.net
June-Sept only, 1330-1630 Tue-Sun
Housed in Bates Ship Chandlery, from the 18th century.
Specializes in the maritime history of the Town of Cohasset. Artifacts from the "age of sail" and includes exhibits relating to 19th century shipbuilding, fishing, navigation, shipwrecks and lifesaving, ship carvings and the story of Minot's Ledge Lighthouse. Also featured are general collections of historical artifacts from Cohasset.

Fall River

Battleship Cove
Phone: 508-678-1100
http://www.battleshipcove.com/
Massachusetts    BB 59
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.    DD 850
Lionfish    SS 298
Hiddensee    Corvette
PT 796
PT 617
LCM
Self-guided tour of all ships except Hiddensee, which is guided and scheduled. There is also a small section of the bow of the cruiser Fall River. Hiddensee is a former East German Tarantul class corvette, and was donated by the US Navy. She was formerly known as Rudolf Edelhofer. There are new submarine and PT boat exhibits aboard the Massachusetts, and several pallets of 16" shells have been added in one of the magazines.
Massachusetts recently received a desperately needed overhaul.

Marine Museum of Fall River
70 Water St.
Phone: 508-674-3533
http://www.marinemuseum.org/
History of Fall River Line, steam power. >100 models, including a 28' Titanic.

Gloucester

Cape Ann Histoical Association
27 Pleasant St.
Phone: 508-283-0455
Fishing and works of Fitz Hugh Lane

Harbor Loop
Phone: 508-281-8079
Adventure    Fishing schooner
Last old-time Gloucester schooner still sailing. At last report undergoing a rebuild.

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center
Several important vessels, including one of the last WWII chase boats.

Hull

Hull Lifesaving Museum
6 Circuit Ave.
Phone: 617-925-5433
http://www.bostonharborheritage.org/
The lifeboat Nantasket used by famous lifesaver Joshua James is on display here, along with several other lifeboats in various states of decay. A variety of Lifesaving Service/USCG beach apparatus here, including a breeches-buoy rig that is often set up as a demonstation and several beach carts.

Nantucket

Nantucket Historical Association
Whaling Museum
2 Union St.
Phone: 617-228-1894
http://www.nha.org/

Nantucket Life Saving Museum
Polpis Road
Phone: 617-228-2413
http://www.nantucketlifesaving.org/
0930-1600 June 15-Columbus Day, other times by special arrangement
Admission fee, group discount
Various lifesaving equipment on display

New Bedford

10 Union St.
Phone: 508-992-4900
http://www.umassd.edu/specialprograms/caboverde/ernestina.html
Ernestina    Schooner
New Bedford    Lightship
Ernestina fished the Grand Banks, sailed in the US Navy, and worked carrying immigrants between New England and Cape Verde Islands.

New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
Phone: 617-997-0046
http://www.whalingmuseum.org/
Half-size model of whaler Lagoda in main building.

Newburyport

Custom House Maritime Museum
25 Water Street
Just past Market Square
Phone: 978-462-8681
http://www.askasia.org/frclasrm/resorct/MC0224.htm
Museum in city that was a major ship exporter in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Collection includes objects brought back from the Orient and the South Seas
Activities: Lectures; gallery talks; concerts; formally organized education programs for children; school loan service; temporary, loan and traveling exhibitions.

Plymouth

Plimoth Plantation
Recreation of Mayflower in recreated Pilgrim settlement and Wampanoag Indian village.

Quincy

Nantucket Lightship Museum
Nantucket I   WLV 612
The lightship is located at the Marina Bay development on the site of NAS Squantum, the birthplace of Naval Reserve Aviation. She is fully operational and is registered as a privately maintained aid to navigation.

U.S. Naval and Shipbuilding Museum
739 Washington Street, by the Fore River bridge
Phone: 617-479-7900
FAX: 617-479-8792
Summer:1000-1600 daily
Admission fee. Groups should phone ahead.
http://www.uss-salem.org/
Daily 1000-1600
Admission charge. Groups of ten or more are asked to call ahead to schedule.
Guided and self-guided tours available. (Guided tours subject to tour guide availability.)
Salem    CA 139
U-5075    German "Seehund" minisub
At former Fore River shipyard. Guided and self-guided tours available, subject to tour guide availability. Ship is being maintained as she would have been in service.
USNSM also contains a "Military Archives and Ordnance Collection" with a vast collection of military records, documents, artifacts, etc. ranging from the Revolution to the present.

Salem

Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square
Phone: 978-745-1876
http://www.pem.org/
The nation's oldest continuously operating museum, founded in 1799. Largest collection of marine art in US.

Salem Maritime National Historic Site
174 Derby St.
Phone: 978-744-4323
Friendship is a replica of a 1797 East Indiaman, a three-masted 350-ton ship that sailed on trading voyages all over the world before being captured by the British in 1812. Guided tours are available.

Schooner Fame
Pickering Wharf
Phone: 978-729-7600
http://www.SchoonerFame.com/
This 30-ton schooner sails three times daily from Memorial Day through Halloween, taking the paying public on cruises upon historic Salem Sound. Replica of the 1812 privateer FAME

Scituate

The Maritime and Irish Mossing Museum
Phone: 781-545-1083
FAX: 781-544-1249
New museum being built by the local Historical Society, will focus on the history of local marine industry and shipwrecks

Sharon

Kendall Institute at the New Bedford Whaling Museum
27 Everett St.
Phone: 617-784-5642
http://www.kwm.org/ - note that this will redirect you
Tue-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1300-1700, Mon and Federal holidays 1000-1700
Admission fee
Now merged with New Bedford WM - see above.

MICHIGAN

Alpena

Aspen    USCG cutter
Raised from its shallow resting place of many years, near Charlevoix, Michigan, and headed to Alpena to serve as a public maritime research vessel.

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve
Maritime heritage "discovery center" featuring over 8,000 square-feet of exhibits on the Great Lakes, shipwrecks, archaeology and maritime history. Auditorium for showing films and live video feeds from Thunder Bay shipwrecks, an archaeological conservation laboratory, and an education resource room.
Located in Lake Huron, preserve was established in 2000 to protect an estimated 200 historically significant shipwrecks ranging from nineteenth century wooden side-wheelers to twentieth century steel-hulled steamers.

Bay City

Saginaw Valley Ship Museum Committee
http://ussedson.org/
Edson    DD 496

Detroit

Dossin Museum, Great Lakes Maritime Institute
100 Strand, Belle Isle
Phone: 313-852-4051
Wed-Sun, 1000-1700
http://www.glmi.org/
Admission fee
History of Great Lakes transport, focusing on Detroit.

Frankfort

Northwest Michigan Maritime Museum
324 Main St.
Phone: 616-352-4122
City of Milwaukee    Steam rail ferry
Awaiting restoration

Glen Arbor

Sleeping Bear Point Lifesaving Station
Public road of M209
Phone: 616-326-5134
Beebe-Mclellan and Higgins-Gifford type surfboats
The B-M is a reproduction, the H-G was built circa 1880. Multiple buildings on site. The station is no longer active.

Harrisville

Sturgeon Point Lighthouse
Phone: 517-724-6297
Memorial Day to Labor Day: Mon-Fri 1000-1600, Sat-Sun 1200-1600

Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City Marina
Phone: 616-436-5563
Replica of British sloop of war from around 1775 is centerpiece.

Old Mackinaw Point Lighthouse
Built 1892.

Muskegon

Great Lakes Naval and Maritime Museum
1346 Bluff, Pere Marquette Park
Phone: 616-755-1230
FAX: 616-755-5883
http://www.glnmm.org/
Silversides    SS 236
McLane    WMEC-146 - Coast Guard cutter
LST-393    Landing Ship, Tank    under restoration

Milwaukee Clipper    Passenger steamship
Undergoing restoration.

Paradise

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
Whitefish Point Road
Phone: 800-SHIPWRECK (800-635-1742)
FAX: 906-492-3392/3436
http://shipwreckmuseum.com/

Port Huron

Huron Lightship Museum
Pine Grove Park
Museum of Arts and History
1115 Sixth St.
Phone: 313-982-0891
May-Jun, Sep Weekends, Jul-Aug Wed-Sun 1300-1630
Huron    Lightship

Saugatuk, near Douglass

SS Keewatin Marine Museum
Tower Marine
Blue Star Highway and Union St., off I-196
Phone: 616-857-2151, ext. 26
Keewatin    Passenger steamer
Reiss    Steam tug
Helen    McLeod Fishing boat

Sault Ste. Marie

Soo Locks Visitor's Center
http://sparky.nce.usace.army.mil/behind/excensoo.html
Film, videos, photos and artifacts of the history and operation of the locks. There is a working model of a lock and a relief map of the Great Lakes.

Sault Ste. Marie

Johnson and Water Streets, just east of Soo Locks
Phone: 906-632-3658
Valley Camp    Lake ore freighter
Contains a museum of Great Lakes shipping. In dry dock.

South Haven

Michigan Maritime Museum
260 Dyckman Ave.
Phone: 616-637-8078
Open year round.

MINNESOTA

Duluth

Canal Park Marine Museum
600 Lake Avenue S.
Phone: 218-722-2497
Daily 0700-2300
http://sparky.nce.usace.army.mil/behind/excencan.html
Summer daily 1000-2100, spring/fall 1000-1630, winter Fri-Sun 1000-1600
History of Duluth and Lake Superior in shipping, and the US Army Corps of Engineers work on the nation's waterways.

Duluth Arena-Auditorium, Hwy 61
350 Harbor Dr.
Phone: 218-722-7876
William A. Irvin    Iron ore carrier
Lake commerce and boat technology.

Excelsior

Minnesota Transportation Museum Lake Minnetonka Division
328 Lake Street
Phone: 952-474-2115
Fax: 952-474-2192
E-mail: lmdminne78@qwest.net
http://mtmuseum.com/
Minnehaha    Lake steamboat
Minnehaha: built 1906, sank to the lake bottom 1926, raised in 1980 by private individuals, left to rot for 10 years, obtained by the Museum in 1990 and restored by 1996. Engine: 127 horse power vintage 1930s steam engine. Boiler: 1995 Cleaver-Brooks Package boiler. Run on 180 pounds of pressure. Wooden hull, 70 feet long, 14 fee in the beam. 55 tons.

Moorhead

Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center
202 1st Ave. N

Two Harbors

Edna G    Steam tug
Undergoing restoration

Winona

Levee Park
Phone: 507-454-1254
Julius C. Wilkie    Steamboat
One of the few surviving wood sternwheelers.

MISSISSIPPI

Biloxi

Biloxi Seafood Industry Museum
115 First St.
Phone: 601-435-6320

Vicksburg

Vicksburg National Military Park
3201 Clay St.
Phone: 601-636-2199
FAX: 601-638-7829
Cairo    Ironclad riverboat
Union boat that sank in the Mississippi. She was propelled by a split stern wheel arrangement.

The Gray and Blue Naval Museum
1102 Washington St.
Phone: 601-638-6500
FAX: 601-638-8746
Mon - Sat 0900-1700
EMAIL:grayblue@bellsouth.net
Admission fee
Displays include: 86 models of Civil War gunboats, 250 square foot diorama of the Siege of Vicksburg, "Life on the River" including models of riverboats, and a display called "The Mississippians" of 55 vessels with names related to the Mississippi.

MISSOURI

Kansas City

Steamboat Arabia
400 Grand Avenue
Phone: 816-471-4030
http://www.1856.com/
Mon-Sat 1000-1800, tours 1/2 hourly until 1630, Sun 1200-1700, tours 1/2 hourly until 1530
Closed Christmas Eve and Day, New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving
Admission fee
Contains memorabilia from the sidewheel river steamboat Arabia, which sank in 1856.

NEBRASKA

Brownville

Missouri River History Museum
Brownwille Recreation Area
Phone: 402-825-3341
Captain Merriwether Lewis    Dredge

Omaha

Freedom Park
Omaha Military Historical Society
2497 Freedom Park Road
Phone: 402-345-1959
FAX: 402-451-3835
Marlin    SST 2
Hazard    AM 240
LSM 45 was gifted to Marine Corp Museum of the Carolinas in Jacksonville, NC.

Peru

Meriwether Lewis Museum
Brownville State Recreation Area
Phone: 402-872-3815
Capt Meriwether Lewis    Corps of Engineers dredgeboat
Museum is aboard, boat is landed.

NEVADA

Laughlin

Museum
Ramada Express Hotel/Casino
Phone: 702-298-4200
WWII, Korea, Viet Nam and Desert Storm. Some ship models.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Portsmouth

Port of Portsmouth Maritime Museum
Market St. Extension
Phone: 603-436-3680
Albacore    AGSS 569
History of locally built submarines. Tour of boat is primary attraction.

NEW JERSEY

Allamuchy

Canal Museum at Waterloo
Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Phone: 908-722-9556
April-Sept: Tue-Sun 1000-1800
Oct-Dec: Tue-Sun 1000-1700
Tour of several buildings, plus a ride on a canal boat.

Camden

On the waterfront, south of the Tweeter Center
Phone: 866-877-6262
http://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/
New Jersey    BB 62

Cape May

Atlantis    Concrete ship (wrecked)
The wreck lies on the west side of Cape May island, a few dozen meters off the beach.

Cape May Lighthouse
Park grounds are open dawn to dusk. There is a fee to climb the lighthouse steps - 218 of them.

Also nearby on the beach is the remains of a coast defence gun emplacement. During WWII it was on a bluff, but time and erosion have moved the beach back so that it is now in the surf.

Edgewater

Binghamton    Steam ferry
Now a restaurant.

Hackensack

New Jersey Naval Museum
River and Court Streets
Phone: 201-342-3268
http://www.njnm.com/
Ling    AGSS 297
Vietnam PBR
Japanese Kaiten suicide torpedo
German WWII Seehund
Torpedo, plus Regulus, Talos and other missiles on lawn. Submarine-oriented museum. They are looking for 40mm shells for display purposes.

Highlands

Twin Lights Historic Site
Lighthouse Road
History of twin lights of Navesink, and navigation.

Sandy Hook
http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/maritime/sandyhk.html
Series of naval defense batteries were built on the site, including 12 inch mortars, one of which is on display. Sandy Hook was also national proving grounds until 1907, when they were moved to Aberdeen. Two missiles are stuck in the ground.

Lakehurst

NAWC Lakehurst, Visitor's Center
History of USN Lighter-Than-Air.

Lower Township

NAS Wildwood Naval Aviation Museum
Cape May County Airport
http://www.usnasw.org/
HH-52A, T-33, A-4, Stearman, MiG-15

Middletown, Jersey City, Camden

Battleship New Jersey Historical Museum Society
http://www.bb62museum.org/
The Society has a prescence aboard the Battleship New Jersey Museum in Camden. There is also a small display in the Central New Jersey Railroad Terminal in Liberty State Park in Jersey City.

Monmouth

Monmouth Beach Life Saving Station

Morristown

Canal Society of New Jersey Museum
Waterloo Village
Phone: 201-235-8454
Building in the Village Museum dedicated to three major canals in New Jersey, including the Morris Canal.
Waterloo Village is currently closed.

Paterson

Great Falls Historic District
Paterson Museum
Rogers Locomotive Building
Spruce and Market Sts.
Phone: 201-279-9587 (Historic District phone number)
Boat #1    Sub
Fenian Ram    Submersible
Boat #1 is the first Holland sub, launched 1881. John Holland was a citizen of Paterson.

Pine Bluff

Farragut Marine Museum
Admiral Farragut Academy
Phone: 201-349-4829

Sea Girt

New Jersey National Guard Militia Museum
Intelligent Whale    Early submarine
The sub was built by the American Submarine Co. in Newark.

Toms River

Toms River Seaport Society Maritime Museum
1868 Joseph Francis Estate Carriage House
Hooper Ave. & E. Water St.
Phone: 732-349-9209
Tues. & Sat. 1000-1400 & by appointment
Groups: Up to 45 by appointment
Admission: by donation

Tuckerton

Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main St.
Phone: 609-295-8868
Apr-Oct Daily 1000-1700, Nov-Dec Weekends 1100-1600, closed Jan-Mar
Admission fee

NEW YORK

Albany

Slater    DE 766
Quay Street, just north of Dunn Memorial Bridge, Rts. 9 and 20.
http://www.ussslater.org
Apr - Nov, Wed - Sun, 1000 to 1600. Also open on significant holidays.
Admission fee
Served Greece as AEtos.

Ammagansett

East Hampton Town Marine Museum
Bluff Road
Phone: 516-267-6544
About the nautical history of the South Fork of Long Island.

Blue Mountain Lake

Adirondack Museum
Phone: 518-352-7311
Collection of >200 small boats

Buffalo

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Servicemen's Museum
1 Naval Park Cove, foot of Pearl St.
Phone: 716-847-177
http://www.buffalonavalpark.org/
Little Rock    CLG 4
The Sullivans    DD 537
Croaker    SS 246
PTF 17
Museum has collection of models of many ships, mostly Great Lakes vessels, including large before and after models of the Wolverine, one of two side-wheelers converted into flight training aircraft carriers during WWII (other was Sable.) Several static displays on the grounds of various military equipment.

Canadiana    Passenger steamboat
Awaiting restoration

Chittenango

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum
7010 Lakeport Rd.
Phone: 315-687-3801
Jul-Aug daily 1000-1600, Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct Sat-Sun 1300-1600
Nov-Mar first Sat 1300-1600
Admission fee

City Island, the Bronx

City Island Historical Society
190 Fordham St.
Phone: 718-885-0008
http://www.cityislandmuseum.org/
Sun 1300-1700

Clayton

Antique Boat Museum
750 Mary St.
Phone: 315-686-5794
World's largest recreational boat museum.

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Main St.
Phone: 516-367-3418
Tue-Sun 1100-1700
Daily Memorial Day to Labor Day
Collection includes over 700 scrimshaw pieces.

Croton-on-Hudson

New Netherlands Museum
181 South Riverside Ave
Phone 914-271-3462
http://www.novagate.com/~schoonerman/halfmoon.htm
Half Moon    Sailing ship
Replica of Henry Hudson's exploration vessel. Small museum on history of New Netherlands colony.

Dunkirk

Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park Museum
Lighthouse Point Drive North, off Rt. 5
Phone: 716-366-5050

East Hampton

East Hampton Marine Museum
101 Main St.
Phone: 516-324-6850
Fishing, boatbuilding, whaling and sportfishing history.

Freeport

Seaport Marine Museum and Education Center
Phone: 516-378-0510
Multiple small vessels, both sail and powered.

High Falls, near Rosendale

Delaware and Hudson Canal Museum
Mohonk Rd, 1 block east of Rt. 213
May 30-Labor Day Thu-Mon 1100-1700, Sun 1300-1700
May, Sep-Oct weekends
http://www.mhrcc.org/kingston/kgndah.html
Donation suggested
History of the D+H canal.

Highland Falls

Phone: 914-446-7171
Commander    Merchant vessel
Served with the US Navy during WWI. Tours, parties and a floating classroom. Only WWI ship still in original configuration and operational.

Greenport, Long Island

East End Seaport Maritime Museum
Foot of 3rd St., One Bootleg Alley
Phone: 516-477-2100 or -0004
May-Dec Fri-Sun 1300-1700
Summer Wed-Sun 1100-1700
Admission fee
http://www.greenport.com/maritime/welcome.htm
The "Whisper Fleet", made up of private sailing yachts, was organized here to be lookouts for U-boats near Long Island, New York.

King's Point, Long Island (near NYC)

American Merchant Marine Museum
US Merchant Marine Academy
Phone: 516-773-5515
http://www.usmma.edu/museum/
Tue-Fri 1000-1530, Sat-Sun 1300-1630. Closed Federal holidays and July
Small museum on history since WWI.

Kingston

Hudson River Maritime Center
1 Rondout Landing
Phone: 914-338-0071
FAX: 914-338-0583
Daily, May - Oct, 1100-1700
Admission fee
http://www.ulster.net/~hrmm/
Mathilda    Steam tug
Tug is from 1898. Various other vessels. They offer boat trips to the Rondout lighthouse in the summer.

North River Tugboat Restorations
Catawissa   Ocean-going steam tug

Lake George Village

Phone: 518-668-5777
Minne-ha-ha    Paddlewheeler
Not a museum per say, the Minne-ha-ha is a steam-powered paddlewheel excursion vessel that sails on Lake George. The engine room is enclosed in glass and the ship sports a steam calliope.

New York City, The Bronx, Fort Schuyler

Maritime Industry Museum
SUNY Maritime College
Phone: 212-409-7218
http://www.sunymaritime.edu/
Mon-Sat 0900-1700, Sun 1300-1600, closed holidays
Empire State V    Training ship
General Philip Schuyler    Training tug
Evolution of seafaring and a history of the Merchant Marine. Both vessels sail during the summer. Large scale model of Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of WWII.

New York City, Manhattan

American Museum of Immigration
Ellis Island
Ferry from Battery Park or Liberty State Park in Jersey City
Lots of material - posters, postcards, photos, models - on various ships which carried immigrants to the US. Most of the island is now in New Jersey, but the museum part is in NY.

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum
Pier 88, West 46th and 12th
Phone: 212-245-0072
FAX: 212-245-7289
May 1 to Sep 30 Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1000-1800
Oct 1 to Apr 30 Wed-Sun 1000-1700
Admission fee, reduced for seniors, children, and serving military in uniform
http://www.intrepidmuseum.com/
Intrepid    CV/CVA/CVS 11
Growler    SSG 577
Lightship Frying Pan
Elizabeth M. Fisher    Research/school ship
Hackensack    Tug
Flight deck and hanger hold large display of carrier aircraft, plus an SR-71 (sans engines). Military vehicles and more planes on display on pier. Museum inside carrier has wide range of displays, including many models and a film on carrier operations. Billed as the World's Largest Naval Museum. There is also a Concorde SST on a barge.
Frying Pan is privately owned.
Tamaroa, ex-Zuni WMEC 166, ex-ATF 95, US Coast Guard fleet tug
Nantucket Lightship has reportedly been moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Museum of the City of New York
103rd St & Park Ave
Wed-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1300-1700. Preregistered groups only Tue 1000-1400
Closed legal holidays
Admission free: suggested donations
http://www.netresource.com/mcny/
Permanent display: Maritime New York - artifacts (some large), photos, models, paintings

South Street Seaport Museum
East side, just south of Brooklyn Bridge
Phone: 212-748-8600
http://www.SouthStSeaport.org/
Apr 1 - Sep 30: 1000-1800
Oct 1 - Mar 31: 1000-1700
Peking    Square-rigged four-masted cargo sailing ship
Wavertree    Square-rigged sailing ship
Ambrose    Lightship
Lettie G. Howard    Fishing schooner
Museum located right next to the fish market. Lots of shops and restaurants, becoming yuppified. Tours of New York harbor available on steamships and a schooner. Extensive galleries and collections. Ongoing urban archaeology can be viewed nearby.

Seamen's Church Institute
Water Street
(just north of South Street Seaport's Low Building Galleries)
Outstanding collection of ship models, though the times they are open can be irregular.

New York City, Staten Island

Staten Island Ferry Museum
St. George Ferry Terminal
Phone: 212-390-5240

New York City, Queens, Hyde Park

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library
Major collection of ship models and paintings that belonged to FDR plus his personal book collection, as well as papers from when he was Secretary of the Navy.

Oswego

H. Lee White Marine Museum
Foot of W. First St. Pier
Phone: 315-342-0480
LT-5    Army tug
Derrick barge
It has some interesting exhibits, especially on the War of 1812. The tug was previously know as the Major Elisha K. Henson, then the John F. Nash. They are currently fundraising to drydock her for repairs.

Poughkeepsie

12 Market St.
http://www.clearwater.org/
Clearwater    River sloop
This is the ship's dock, but she is usually sailing the Hudson River.

Rome

Erie Canal Village
5789 New London Rd.
Phone: 315-337-3999
Chief Engineer    Canal packet
Re-created canal village.

Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
Main and Garden Streets
Phone: 516-725-0770

Syracuse

Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E
Phone: 315-471-0593
FAX: 315-471-7220
Daily 1000-1700
http://www.syracuse.ny.us/Activities/Features/eriemus.html
Housed in the only remaining canal weigh station in the world. Display includes replica canalboat in the weighlock.

West Sayville, Long Island

Suffolk Marine Museum
Montauk Highway
Phone: 516-567-1733
Two restored oyster sloops. Shell-fishing and recreational boating history.

Whitehall

Skenesborough Museum
Skenesborough Drive
Phone: 518-499-1155
Mid-June through Labor Day daily 1000-1600
Labor Daty to mid-October Sat 1000-1500, Sun 1200-1500
Admission donation
Early US naval history and commerce on Lake Champlain and the upper Hudson River.

NORTH CAROLINA

Beaufort

North Carolina Maritime Museum
315 Front St.
Phone: 919-728-7317
http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/maritime/default.htm

Jacksonville

Marine Corp Museum of the Carolinas
LSM 45    Landing ship
Ship moved from Nebraska.

Kingston

Caswell-Nuese State Historical Site
Neuse    Confederate ironclad ram

Manteo

Elizabeth II State Historic Site
Replica of smallest of three ships that brought settlers to North Carolina in 1585.

Rodanthe, Hatteras Island

Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station
Phone: 252-987-1552
Mon-Fri 1000-1700
http://www.chicamacomico.net
Beebe-Mcclellan type surfboat No. 1046
The boat was used in the 16 August 1918 rescue of the British tanker SS Mirlo.

Southport

Southport Maritime Museum
http://www.webcom.com/~rudd/things/museum.html
Covers the maritime history of the area. The museum is small, located in a storefront in Southport. A fee of several dollars is charged for admission. The museum is about a 40 minute drive south from the BB North Carolina exhibit in Wilmington.

Wilmington

Eagle Island
Phone: 910-251-5797
FAX: 910-251-5807
http://www.battleshipnc.com/
May 16 - Sep 15: 0800-2000 daily
Other times: 0800-1700 daily
North Carolina    BB 55
Well done display, with a Living History crew.

New Hanover County Museum
814 Market St.
Emphasis on Civil War blockade and blockade-running.

OHIO

Ashtabula

Great Lakes Marine and US Coast Guard Memorial Museum
1071 Walnut Blvd.
Phone: 216-964-6847

Cincinatti

Mike Fink    Steam towboat
Now a restaurant

Cleveland

1001 E. 9th St. Pier
Phone: 216-574-6262
May Fri-Sat 1000-1700 Sun 1200-1700
Memorial Day to Labor Day Mon-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1200-1700
Sep-Oct Fri-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1200-1700
http://little.nhlink.net/wgm/wgmhome.html
Admission fee
William G. Mather    Great Lakes bulk ore carrier

N. Marginal Road
Phone: 216-566-8770
http://www.usscod.org/
Cod    SS 224
May-Sep 1000-1700
Admission charge.
Completely authentic example of a WW II fleet sub. Everything on the sub is genuine WW II issue and there have been no modifications done. Because of this, there are no stairs so access is by ladder. A Navy cameraman who shot COLOR film of the Cod's last patrol, July-August, 1945, donated the film and his camera to the museum.

Fairport Harbor

Front Street (?)
Converted lighthouse and keeper's quarters. Pilot house of lake freighter.

Marietta

Ohio River Museum
601 Second St.
W. P. Snyder. Jr.    Steam towboat
Maritime and natural history of Ohio River.

Put-In-Bay

Maritime Museum at Put-In Bay
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial
Model version of the Niagara on display, along with a section of ship's deck carrying naval-mounted cannon.

Toledo

26 Main St.
Phone: 419-698-8252
Willis B. Boyer    Lake freighter

Vermillion

Great Lakes Historical Society Museum
480 Main St.
Phone: 216-967-3467
Maritime history of the Great Lakes.

OKLAHOMA

Catoosa (NE of Tulsa)

Arkansas River Historical Society Museum
5350 Cimarron Road, Port Authority building
Phone: 918-226-2291
FAX: 918-266-7678
Mon-Fri 0800-1630
Admission free, donations accepted
http://www.tulsaweb.com/port/
About the river's maritime history.

Muskogee

USS Batfish Park
Phone: 918-682-6294
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/8345/wm-park.html
Mar 15 - Oct 15, Mon-Sat 0900-1700; Oct 16 - Nov 30 Fri-Sun, weather permitting
Batfish    AGSS 310
Museum is sub oriented.

OREGON

Astoria

Columbia River Maritime Museum
1792 Marine Drive
Phone: 503-325-2323
FAX: 503-325-2331
Daily 0930-1700 except Christmas and Thanksgiving
Admission charge
http://www.crmm.org
Columbia    Lightship
Artifacts from battleship Oregon, the bridge of Knapp, DD 563, 'scopes and conn of Rasher, SS 269, local Indian canoes, Lewis and Clark artifacts, whaling.

Gold Beach

Mary D. Hume    Steam tug
Apparently this vessel has sunk and no effort is planned to raise her.

Hammond

Fort Stevens State Park Museum
http://www.visitftstevens.com/history.htm
Site of attack by Japanese sub I-25 during WWII. Photos and artifacts in display.

Newport

Hero    Research vessel
Phone: 541-574-6710
http://www.heroshiptours.com/
Summer: Daily 1000-1700

Port Orford

Port Orford Head's Coast Guard Lifesaving Station

Portland

Oregon Maritime Center and Museum
113 SW Front Ave.
Phone: 503-224-7724
http:///www.oregonmaritimemuseum.org
Portland    Steam tug
Oregon's nautical history. Tug is steel-hulled sternwheeler. Along seawall across street.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
1945 SE Water Ave., corner of SE Clay St.
Phone: 503-797-4600 or 800-955-6674
http://www.omsi.edu/explore/sub/
Daily 0930-?, closed Christmas
Blueback    SS 581
Last diesel boat produced for the US Navy, once set a record for crossing the Pacific Ocean underwater and was featured in the 1990 film "The Hunt for Red October." The ship is being restored to near-working condition by the Submarine Veterans Blueback Base, who are also adding multimedia presentations (sound tapes and light shows). Children (and adults) are allowed to touch much of the equipment.

Reedsport

Umpqua Discovery Center
409 Riverfront Way
Phone: 541-271-4816
http://www.ohwy.com/or/h/hero.htm
Hero    Research Vessel
Performed research in Antarctic waters.

Yaquina Bay State Park

Yaquina Head Lighthouse
May-Sep daily 1100-1700
Oct-Apr weekends 1200-1600
Lighthouse served 1871 to 1874

PENNSYLVANIA

Easton

Hugh Moore Historical Park
200 South Delaware Dr.
Phone: 215-250-6700
Josiah White    Canal boat
American canal history and technology. The White travels a restored section of the Lehigh Canal.

Erie

Erie Maritime Museum
Bayview Commons
150 E. Front St.
Phone: 814-452-2477
http://www.brigniagara.org/
Niagara    Sail barque
Perry's flagship on Great Lakes during War of 1812 - sort of. Rebuilt from the keel up, with a small section of the original keel the only remaining piece of the original.
Prow of steamship USS Michigan, later Wolverine, broken up in 1949.

Philadelphia

Independence Seaport Museum
Penn's Landing
211 S. Columbus Ave., between South and Vine
Phone: 215-925-5439
Call for hours - different hours for different areas of the museum
http://www.libertynet.org/seaport/onboard.html
Admission charge
Olympia    CL 15, ex-Cruiser 6
Becuna    SS 319
Olympia was Dewey's flagship at Battle of Manila Bay in Spanish American War, and is the last ship left from the "new Navy" of the 1890s. Note that 8 in. turrets are fabrications, as originals were replaced with open 5" mounts during WWI. She needs a major restoration.

Moshulu Maritime Exhibit
Phone: 215-925-3237
Moshulu    Sailing ship
Served Germany as the Kurt during WWI, seized by US.

Philadelphia Maritime Museum
321 Chestnut St.
Maritime US history, 30 small boats, 10,000 artifacts.

Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild
Chestnut St. and Delaware Ave.
Gazela of Philadelphia    Barkentine
Jupiter    Tug
Barnegat lightship

Port of History Museum
Delaware Ave. and Spruce St.
Phone: 215-925-3804
Emphasis on Atlantic coast.

South American    Passenger steamship
Awaiting restoration

SS United States    Superliner
Will be restored and returned to service by Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Fort Mifflin South of Philadelphia Naval Base
215-685-4167
http://www.fortmifflin.com
Wed-Sun 100-1600
Admission fee

Pittsburgh

Carnegie Science Center
Phone: 412-237-1550
http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/family/requin.asp
Requin    AGSS/SSR 481

Willow Grove/Hatboro

Willow Grove Naval Air Station
Rt. 611
Many WWII and more recent aircraft, including P-2 Nepture, on static display.

PUERTO RICO

San Juan

Museum de Historia Militar y Naval de Puerto Rico
Naval de Puerto Rico, Fort Saint Gerome
Phone: 809-724-5477

RHODE ISLAND

Bristol

Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame
One Burnside St.
Phone: 401-253-5000
http://www.herreshoff.org

Newport

Museum of Yachting
Fort Adams State Park
Phone: 401-847-1018
Shamrock V    J boat
History of yachting, America's Cup and solo sailing. She takes on passengers during the summer, though it is very expensive.

International Yacht Restoration School
449 Thames St.
Phone: 401 848 5777
FAX: 401 842 0669
Admission free
Coronet    167 ft grand Victorian yacht
Pre-12 meter America's Cup racing yacht
Cigarette    1920s high speed cabin cruiser
Dedicated to the preservation and restoration of classic wooden sailing and motor yachts.

Naval War College Museum
Coasters Harbor Island
Enter through Gate Number 1
Phone: 401-841-4052
Mon-Fri 1000-1600, Jun-Sep weekends also 1200-1600
http://www.ids.net/~nwcird/museum.htm
Evolution and technology of sea warfare, including a history of the development of the torpedo in the US.

Providence

USS Saratoga Museum Foundation
Phone: 401-831-8696
FAX: 401-831-8707
http://www.saratogamuseum.org/
USS Saratoga    CV-60
B-77/K-77/U-484    Former Russian Project 651 (NATO code Juliett) sub
The sub was leased to a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures for the filming of "K-19: The Widowmaker".

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston

Charles Towne Landing
1500 Old Towne Rd.
Phone: 803-556-4450
Adventure    Ketch (replica)

Mt.Pleasant (near Charleston)

Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum
40 Patroits Point Road
Phone: 843-884-2727
Daily opens 0900-1830, last admission 1700, closed Christmas
Admission fee
http://www.state.sc.us/patpt/
Yorktown    CV 10
Laffey    DD 724
Clamagore    SS 343
Ingham    WHEC-35 (USCG Cutter)
Yorktown hosts the Congressional Medal of Honor Museum. Laffey survived 5 Kamikazes and 3 bombs in a single hour. Ingham served in the Atlantic in WWII on U-boat patrol.

NOTE: NS Savannah was moved to the James River Reserve Fleet.

The submersible CSS Hunley has been raised and is undergoing an archaeological examination. Here is one site about the work:
http://www.charleston.net/pub/index/hunley_index.shtml

SOUTH DAKOTA

Sioux Falls

Battleship South Dakota Memorial
12th and Kiwanis Streets
Phone: 605-339-7060
Open all year
No admission fee
Displays items from and about the ship, including parts of her, models of the ship and engines, objects from the Battle of Savo Island. Very large scale Kingfisher model (4' wingspan).
A 16" gun barrel will shortly become part of the exhibits.

TENNESEE

Germantown

PT Boats, Inc.
Phone: 901-755-8440
FAX: 901-751-0522
Memorabilia of WWII PT Boats. Open by appointment only. The 2 PTs on display at Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA belong to PT Boats,Inc.

Huntsville

USS Tennessee Battleship Remembrance Museum
400 Scott High Drive, by Scott County High School
Phone: 423-566-461
No admission fee
Dedicated to the battleship and her crew. Includes memorabilia from the ship, including her bell.

Memphis

Mud Island
Btw. Wolf and Mississippi rivers
Go by monorail
http://www.mudisland.com/
The River Walk: 30" to 1 mile scale model of Mississippi R. from Cairo, Ill. to the Gulf of Mexico
Mississippi River Museum: Rooms about: development of the river, pre-Columbian, Spanish and French periods, the commercial periods before and after the Civil War, the Civil War, the great floods, life along the river (the musical history of the river has a room) and the modern era.
Each period has a room with boatmodels, all to the same scale, ranging from flatbed canoes to modern towboats, with Spanish galleys, stern and side wheelers, and at least one example of most if not all of the Civil War belligerents gunboats and rams. Full scale model of the fore half of a Union Navy Cairo class gunboat, built based on the lines of the recovered vessel in Vicksburg. Full scale mock up of the fore half of a sternwheeler at the height of the steamboat era. Small aquarium.

TEXAS

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi Museum
1900 North Chaparral
Phone: 512-883-2862
Primary exhibit is artifacts recovered from two Spanish ships wrecked in 1554.

Lexington on the Bay Museum
2914 N. Shoreline Blvd., Surfside exit of US 181
Phone: 512-888-4873 or 800-523-9539
FAX: 512-883-8361
http://www.usslexington.com/
Daily 0900-1700 except Christmas
Admission fee
Lexington    CV/CVA/AVT 16
Displays include: WWII actions, aviation training.
Helo flights off the flight deck for an aerial tour of the Corpus Christi Bay area.
Also replicas of Columbus' ships - 2 at the museum in dry dock, Santa Maria and Pinta under repair (damaged about 2 years ago by a drifting barge), can be toured by museum visitors. Nina is moored at the Marina and sails regularly. Ships purchased from Spain. $8 entry fee to tour ships.
The Columbian ships are in trouble, and need work. They may be moved to Houston.

Fort Worth

Pate Museum of Transportation
MSB 5

Fredricksburg

Chester Nimitz Museum of the Pacific War
Phone: 210-997-4379
HA-19    Japanese mini-sub
Ship sections, including the fire control area of a cruiser and the tower of USS Pintado, SS 387. Display on famed Japanese battleship "Mikasa" from Russo-Japanese war: while touring Japan after the war, Nimitz found the ship in terrible condition, and had it set in concrete and made suitable for display. The museum is housed in the restored Nimitz Steamboat Hotel, built 1852.

Defenders of America Naval Museum
http://www.defendersofamerica.org/
PT-309
PT-305
LCP(L)

Houston Maritime Museum

2204 Dorrington
Houston's Medical Center
http://www.HoustonMaritimeMuseum.org/
Phone: 713-666-1910
Tue-Sat 1000-1600
Ask that visitors get here by 3:15pm, as tour takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Open to tour groups (including Sun and Mon) by appointment.
Also are home to meetings of the Gulf Coast Historical Ship Model Society.

Galveston

Seawolf Park
Phone: 409-744-5738
http://www.brazosport.cc.tx.us/~nstevens/cavalla.html
Cavalla    AGSS 244
Stewart    DE 238
Self-guided tours. Nearby lies the wreckage of the concrete ship Selma. The park is named after the sub Seawolf, lost during WWII.

Texas Seaport Museum
2016 Strand
Phone: 409-763-1877
Daily 1000-1700
http://www.phoenix.net/~tsm
Elissa    Bark
Iron hulled, built 1877.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum
20th Street at Harborside Drive
Phone: 409-766-STAR or 281-679-8040
http://www.oceanstarocc.com/
Admission fee
Retired jackup drilling rig. History of offshore industry.

La Porte, Houston

San Jacinto Battleground Historical Complex
3527 Battleground Rd., off Texas Hwy 134
Phone: 281-479-2431
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/battlesh/battlesh.htm
http://usstexasbb35.com/
Daily 1000-1700, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day
Admission fee for adults, students, school groups; under 6 free
Texas    BB 35
Self-guided tours. Recently restored. She still has her triple-expansion steam engines, and is both a National Historical Landmark and a National Civil Engineering Landmark. She is the only remaining battleship, and possibly the only remaining warship, to have served in both world wars.

Orange

Southeast Texas War Memorial
Orleck    DD
Gearing class, served in WWII and later in Turkish Navy.

Rockport

Texas Maritime Museum
1202 Navigation Circle
Phone: 361-729-1271
FAX: 361-729-9938
http://www.texasmaritimemuseum.org/
Texas maritime history. Several Texas coastal workboats, including La Tortuga, a new-built "Texas scow sloop".

Rio Hondo

Texas Air Museum
Island of the LPH USS Iwo Jima

Seabrook

VERMONT

Shelburne

Shelburne Museum
Route 7
Phone: 802-985-3346 or 800-639-3840
Late May to late October: daily 1000-1700
Limited Winter schedule
Ticonderoga    Passenger sidewheel steamer
Colchester Reef lighthouse. Boat is "dry-docked" on the lawn miles from any water it could float upon.

Vergennes

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Basin Harbor Rd.
Phone: 801-475-2022
Daily 1000-1700
Admission fee
Revolutionary War museum. Replica of gunboat Philadelphia, plus numerous small boats.

VIRGINIA

Dahlgren

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Newport News

The Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Corner Warwick and J. Clyde Morris, exit 258-A off I-64
Phone: 1-800-581-SAIL (7245) or 757-596-2222
Daily 10-5, except Dec. 25 and Thanksgiving day
http://www.TheNMC.org/
http://www.monitorcenter.org/
Artifacts from US Civil War ironclads USS Monitor and CSS Virginia, ex-USS Merrimac, including a full-scale replica of Monitor with parts from the original emplaced, and a replica of the bow of the Virginia, ex-Merrimac.
Shipmodels, scrimshaw, figureheads, working models of classic steam engines, small craft from around the world.
Research library contains over 75,000 volumes and 350,000 photos, considered one of the finest in the world. It's open Mon-Sat 0900-1700

Newport News Shipbuilding
4101 Washington Ave
Phone: 757-380-2000 (Company phone)
Dorothy    1899 steam tug
Landed

Norfolk

Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Nauticus, The National Maritime Center
One Waterside Drive, on the Elizabeth River
Phone: 757-664-1000
http://www.nauticus.org/
Wisconsin    BB 64
Displays on over two centuries of naval activity in and around the harbor of Hampton Roads. Tour begins with Battle off the Virginia Capes in 1781. Ship models, artwork and retrieved underwater naval artifacts.
Wisconsin is only open on the main deck. Admission is free, and the ship can be reached without passing through the rest of the museum.

Note: On most weekends, one or two Navy ships at Norfolk offer tours for visitors. For information call the Naval Base Tour and Information Office at 804-444-8971.

Bay Towing Corp.
Huntington    Tug
Phone: 757-627-4884
Small admission fee
Still in service.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum
2 High St.
Phone: 804-393-8591
America's first naval shipyard. Lightship Portsmouth is nearby.

Richmond

Museum of the Confederacy
Display on "The Confederate Navy".

Quantico

US Marine Corp Air-Ground Museum
USMC Development & Education Command
Phone: 703-640-2606
Apr 1 to Nov 28, Tue-Sun
Free admission

Virginia Beach

The Old Coast Guard Station and The Life-Saving Museum
24th St. and Atlantic Ave.
Phone: 757-422-1587
FAX: 757-491-8609
Tue-Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1200-1700

Admission fee. Group rates available
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve and Day
Only existing life-saving station in Virginia. History of the Life-Saving service and Coast Guard.

Williamsburg

Jamestown Settlement
Phone: 804-229-1607
Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery
Replicas of ships that brought colonists to Jamestown in 1607.

Yorktown

Yorktown Victory Center
Route 238 and Colonial Parkway
Phone: 804-887-1776
American Revolution, primarily naval victory at Yorktown.

Watermen's Museum
309 Water Street
Phone: 757-887-2641
FAX: 757-888-2089
http://www.watermens.org/
Interprets the story of the watermen of the lower Chesapeake Bay. Models and full sized examples of the unique style boats used both currently and historically, methods and tools used.

WASHINGTON

Aberdeen

Gray's Harbor Historical Seaport
813 E. Heron St.
Phone: 206-532-8611
Lady Washington    Brig
Lady is replica of first American ship to explore the Pacific Northwest. Working shipyard is part of museum.

Anacortes

R Avenue, foot of 7th Street
Open daily
W.T. Preston    Stern-wheel dredge/snagboat
Former US Army Corps of Engineers boat. Landed.

Bellingham

Whatcom Museum of History and Art
201 Prospect Street
Phone: 360-676-6981
FAX: 360-738-7409
H. C. Hanson Naval Architecture Collection
Life's work of naval architect Harold Hanson, including vessels for the Navy, Coast Guard, and Army, plus many civilian vessels.

Bremerton

300 Washington Beach Ave., moving to 508 Pacific Ave.
Phone: 360-479-7447
One block from Navy yard. Has photographs of shipyard over the years, large model of an aircraft carrier with frames and plate of clear plastic. and what may be the oldest existing cannon - a wooden device from Korea.

Tours are NOT available of naval graveyard.

Bremerton Boardwalk, north of the Washington State Ferry Dock
Turner Joy    DD 951
http://www.hnsa.org/ships/turnerjoy.htm

Ilwaco

Nearby, on Columbia river
Cape Disappointment Lighthouse
Maritime museum - most northwesterly point Lewis and Clark reached.

Keyport

Naval Undersea Museum
610 Dowell St. - follow signs in Keyport from Hwy 308
Phone: 360-396-4148
FAX: 360-396-7944
http://www.tscnet.com/tour/museum/
Trieste II    DSV I
Adjacent to Navy torpedo test facility. Has models of support ships and boats. Also has actual research and rescue subs.

Port Townsend
Fort Worden State Park
200 Battery Way
Phone: 360-385-4730 ext. 430
FAX: 360-385-7248
http://www.hevanet.com/1860colt/worden.html
Coast artillery fort complex.

ex-Coast Guard Cutter 83527    83', built 1944

Jefferson County Historical Society
Museum and Research Library
540 Water Street
http://www.jchsmuseum.org/
Mon-Sat 1100-1600, Sun 1300-1600
Museum and Library are closed to the public weekdays in January and February.
Admission fee, free for members
Located in Port Townsend's original City Hall building.

Seattle

Center for Wooden Boats
1010 Valley St.
Phone: 206-382-2628
Wed-Mon 1200-1800
http://www.cwb.org/
Boatbuilding shop, boat livery, display of many small boats. Hands-on.

Coast Guard Museum/Northwest
Pier 46
1519 Alaska Way S.
Collection of ship and boat models and uniforms of the U.S. Coast Guard. Two high-endurance cutters and two icebreakers dock there, and are part of the tour.

Submarine Attractions Inc
Pier 48
Foxtrot class SS

Kalakala Foundation
http://www.kalakala.org/
Kalakala    Ferry
First streamlined ship, first commercial vessel equipped with radar. Being restored.

Odyssey Contemporary Maritime Museum
Sci/tech center, mostly for kids.

Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society
2700 24th Avenue East
Phone: 206-324-1126
Part of Museum of History and Science
Relief    Steam lightship

Westport

Westport Maritime Museum
http://www.westportwa.com/museum/

WEST VIRGINIA

Keyser

USS Barr WWII Collection
Mary F. Shipper Library
Potomac State College
Collection of memorabilia from USS Barr, named after Pvt. Woodrow Wilson Barr. Also memorabilia of Pvt. Barr himself, and other WWII displays.

Shepherdstown

Rumseian Experiment    Steam-propelled vessel
1987 replica of 1787 vessel

WISCONSIN

Gills Rock
Doors County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock
Hope    Fishing tug
Seasonal museum, part of the museum in Sturgeon Bay (see below).

Manitowoc

Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Phone: 414-684-0218
Daily
Admission fee, group rates
Cobia    AGSS 245
Great Lakes maritime history. Cobia was recently cleaned and repaired, and refurbished and repainted closer to her WWII appearance. She represents 28 subs built in Manitowoc during WWII.

Milwaukee

Milwaukee Maritime Center
(offshoot of Milwaukee Lake Schooner, Ltd.)
500 North Harbor Drive
Phone: 414-276-5664
Islay    Great lakes tug
Oldest tug on the lakes. In the process of building a 99 ft long replica of an 1800's 3-masted lake schooner.

Superior

Phone: 715-392-5742
Meteor    Whaleback freighter
The last whaleback ship in existence. Sailed the Great Lakes for many years.

Sturgeon Bay

Door County Maritime Museum
120 N. Madison Ave.
Phone: 920-743-5958
http://dcmm.org/museum.html/
Daily: Memorial Day to Labor Day 0900-1800, 1000-1700 elsewhen
Artwork, history, models. A large display is dedicated to the raising of the ship George E. Humphrey.

Private museum off I-90/94.
PBR, sans engines and turrets