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New England Maritime Museums, Historic Sites, Art, and Cruises

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Lowell's Boat Shop

Lowell’s Boat Shop — a National Historic Landmark and working museum.

Brenda Darroch

A sampling of New England maritime museums, historic sites, art, and cruises celebrating the region’s rich seafaring heritage.
For pricing and seasonal schedules, call ahead or visit venue Web sites.

History Museums & Historic Sites

Cape Ann Museum
Gloucester, MA
978-283-0455
capeannmuseum.org

Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House
Stonington, CT
860-535-8445
stoningtonhistory.org

Fort Knox State Historic Site & Penobscot Narrows Observatory
Prospect, ME
207-469-6553
fortknox.maineguide.com

John Brown House Museum
Providence, RI
401-273-7507
rihs.org/museums/john-brown-house

John Carter Brown Library
Providence, RI
401-863-2725
brown.edu/academics/libraries/john-carter-brown

Linden Place
Bristol, RI
401-253-0390
lindenplace.org

Lowell’s Boat Shop
Amesbury, MA
978-834-0050
lowellsboatshop.com

Maritime Museums of North America
maritimemuseums.net

Merithew House
Fowler–True–Ross House
Searsport, ME
penobscotmarinemuseum.org

Monhegan Historical & Cultural Museum
Monhegan Island, ME
monheganmuseum.org

Museum in the Streets
self-guided walking tour
Searsport, ME
themuseuminthestreets.com

National Monument to the Forefathers
Plymouth Rock, MA
seeplymouth.com

National Park Service Maritime Heritage Program
nps.gov/history/maritime

New England Lighthouses
newenglandlighthouses.net

Newport County Maritime Heritage Trail
visitrhodeisland.com/what-to-do/heritage-trails/newport-county-maritime-heritage-trail/

Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum
Brunswick, ME
207-725-3416
bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
Provincetown, MA
508-487-1310
pilgrim-monument.org

Portland Observatory
Portland, ME
207-774-5561
portlandlandmarks.org/observatory

Rotch–Jones–Duff House & Garden Museum
New Bedford, MA
508-997-1401
rjdmuseum.org

Sargent House Museum
Gloucester, MA
978-281-2432
sargenthouse.org

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Saugus, MA
nps.gov/sair/index.htm

Smith’s Master Index to Maritime Museums
maritimemuseums.net

Union Oyster House
Boston, MA
617-227-2750
unionoysterhouse.com

Maritime Art

American Marine Model Gallery
Gloucester, MA
978-281-1166
shipmodel.com

BlueJacket Shipcrafters
Searsport, ME
800-448-5567
bluejacketinc.com

Cape Ann Museum
Gloucester, MA
978-283-0455
capeannmuseum.org

Farnsworth Art Museum
Rockland, ME
207-596-6457
farnsworthmuseum.org

George Putnam Gallery
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Boston, MA
mfa.org

Hart Nautical Collections
MIT Museum
Cambridge, MA
617-253-5942
web.mit.edu/museum/collections/nautical.html

Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery
Mystic, CT
860-572-5388
mysticseaport.org/maritime-art-gallery

Nautical & Maritime Antiquing in New England
antiquing.com/maritime.htm#sail

Schooner Ernestina
New Bedford, MA
ernestina.org

Cruises

Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships
Boston, MA
617-742-0333
libertyfleet.com
facebook.com/pages/Schooner-Liberty-Clipper/128590424883

Schooner Eastwind
Boothbay Harbor, ME
207-633-6598
schoonereastwind.com

Schooner Fame
Pickering Wharf, Salem, MA
978-729-7600
schoonerfame.com

Schooner Lazy Jack
Boothbay Harbor, ME
207-633-3444, 207-975-2628
schoonerlazyjackcruises.com

Schooner Lazy Jack II
Camden, ME
207-230-0602
schoonerlazyjack.com

Schooner Mystic Whaler
New London, CT
800-697-8420
mysticwhalercruises.com

Schooner Quinnipiack
Long Wharf, New Haven, CT
203-865-1737
schoonerinc.org/quinnipiack.html

Tall Ship Sloop Providence
Newport, RI
401-241-6965
tallshipprovidence.com

Onboard & Hands-On Education

Barque Picton Castle
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-634-9984
picton-castle.com

College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, ME
207-288-5015
coa.edu

Harbor Adventures
New Haven, CT
203-535-2016
schoonerinc.org/harbor-adventures.html

HOBBES (Hands-On Boat-Based Education & Science)
Acton & Salem, MA
978-635-1873
hobbesinc.org

International Yacht Restoration School
Newport, RI
401-848-5777
iyrs.edu

Maine Maritime Academy
Castine, ME
800-464-6565 (ME), 800-227-8465, 207-326-4311
mainemaritime.edu

Maine Maritime Museum
Discovery Boat Building, Maritime Workshops,
Maritime Heritage School Programs
Bath, ME
207-443-1316
mainemaritimemuseum.org

Marine Apprentice Program
Hull Lifesaving Museum
Hull, MA
781-925-5433

K–12, College/Graduate, Sailing, Youth Programs,
Summer Camps, Workshops/Classes
Mystic, CT
888-973-2767, 860-572-0711
mysticseaport.org/learn

Nautical Archaeology Field School
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Vergennes, VT
802-475-2022
lcmm.org

Northeast Maritime Institute
Fairhaven, MA
800-767-4025, 508-992-4025
northeastmaritime.com

Ocean Classroom
Damariscotta, ME
800-724-7245, 207-563-3266
oceanclassroom.org

SEA Camps/CT Coastal Classrooms
New Haven, CT
203-815-5046
schoonerinc.org/sea-camps.html
schoonerinc.org/ct-coastal-classrooms.html

Sea Challenge
Portsmouth, NH
603-431-SHIP
pmcportsmouth.org/youth-voyage

Sea Scouts
Gloucester, MA
978-281-0470
maritimegloucester.org/sea-scouts

SEA Semester
Woods Hole, MA
800-552-3633, 508-540-3954
sea.edu

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Education at Sea
Newport, RI
401-841-0080
ohpri.org

SoundWaters
Stamford, CT
203-323-1978
soundwaters.org

Tall Ships America
Newport, RI
401-846-1775
sailtraining.org

University of New Hampshire/
New Hampshire Sea Grant
Durham, NH
603-862-7007

WoodenBoat School
Brooklin, ME
207-359-4651
thewoodenboatschool.com

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