Maritime Institutions


Alabama
U.S.A.

MUSEUM OF MOBILE Mobile, AL
CONFEDERATE STATES NAVY, MUSEUM, LIBRARY & RESEARCH INSTITUTEMobile, AL
USS ALABAMA BATTLESHIP MEMORIAL PARK Mobile, AL
USS DRUM (SS 228), Mobile, AL

California
U.S.A.

CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT San Diego
MARITIME HERITAGE PROJECT Bodega Bay
MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK San Francisco
NEWPORT HARBOR MARITIME MUSEUM Newport Beach
SAN DIEGO MARITIME MUSEUM San Diego
SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM Santa Barbara
TREASURE ISLAND MUSEUM San Francisco
VENTURA COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM Oxnard
AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUM - USS MIDWAY San Diego
CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM Catalina
JEREMIAH O'BRIEN LIBERTY SHIP, San Francisco
LOS ANGELES MARITIME MUSEUM San Pedro
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY L.A.
POINT ARENA LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM San Francisco
RMS QUEEN MARY FOUNDATION Long Beach
SANTA BARBARA MARITIME MUSEUM Santa Barbara
TAHOE MARITIME MUSEUM Homewood
USS HORNET NAVAL, AIR, AND SPACE MUSEUM 
USS PAMPANITO (SS-383), San Francisco

Connecticut
U.S.A.

MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM Mystic
SUBMARINE FORCE MUSEUM Groton
HISTORIC SHIP NAUTILUS (submarine)
INSTITUTE FOR EXPLORATION Dr. Robert Ballard's institute, associated with the Mystic Aquarium.
US COAST GUARD MUSEUM New London

District of Columbia
U.S.A.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES Newport News-Built Ships in Archives
NAVAL HISTORICAL FOUNDATION Washington Navy Yard
SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI 
U.S. NAVY MEMORIAL and HERITAGE CENTER 
HALL OF MARITIME ENTERPRISE 
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION 
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE MARITIME HERITAGE PROGRAM 
NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER (Washington)
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Ships Plans
THE U.S. NAVY MUSEUM Washington Navy Yard

Delaware
U.S.A.

KALMAR NYCKEL FOUNDATION Wilmington
DISCOVERSEA SHIPWRECK MUSEUM Delmarva

Florida
U.S.A.

HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA Miami
KEY WEST ART & HISTORICAL SOCIETY (K.W.A.H.S) - this link can also be used for: Museum of Art and History at the Custom House, the Lighthouse and Keeper's Quarter Museum and the Fort East Martello Museum and Gardens
MEL FISHER MARITIME HERITAGE MUSEUM Key West
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NAVAL AVIATION Pensacola
PENSACOLA MARITIME PRESERVATION SOCIETY Pensacola
PONCE DE LEON INLET LIGHTHOUSE 
ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE 

Georgia
U.S.A.

SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM Savannah
ST. MARY'S SUBMARINE MUSEUM St. Marys
NATIONAL CIVIL WAR NAVAL MUSEUM 

Hawaii
U.S.A.

BATTLESHIP MISSOURI MEMORIAL 
BISHOP MUSEUM Honolulu
HAWAII MARITIME CENTER Honolulu
U.S.S. ARIZONA MEMORIAL Pearl Harbor
U.S.S. BOWFIN SUBMARINE MUSEUM & PARK Pearl Harbor

Illinois
U.S.A.

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY Chicago
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SHIP MODELS AND SEA HISTORY Sadorus
SUBMARINE U-505 (Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago)

Indiana
U.S.A.

HOWARD STEAMBOAT MUSEUM Jeffersonville

Louisiana
U.S.A.

USS KIDD VETERANS MEMORIAL & MUSEUM Baton Rouge
LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN BASIN MARITIME MUSEUM Madisonville

Massachusetts
U.S.A.

BATTLESHIP COVE Fall River
EXPEDITION WHYDAH SEA-LAB & LEARNING CENTER Provincetown
HULL LIFESAVING MUSEUM Hull
MARTHA'S VINEYARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY Edgartown
MIT MUSEUM, HART NAUTICAL COLLECTIONS Cambridge
NANTUCKET HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION Nantucket
NEW BEDFORD WHALING MUSEUM New Bedford
SALEM MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Salem
U.S. LIFE-SAVING SERVICE HERITAGE ASSOCIATION 
UNITED STATES NAVAL & SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM and USS SALEM N. Quincy
BOSTON NATIONAL HISTORIC PARK 
CAPE ANN HISTORICAL MUSEUM Gloucester
CAPTAIN FORBES HOUSE MUSEUM Milton Hill
CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD Chelsea
ESSEX SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM Museum and the Story Shipyard, Essex
GLOUCESTER ADVENTURE 
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS Boston
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE Boston
NANTUCKET LIFE SAVING MUSEUM Nantucket
PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM Salem
PILGRIM HALL MUSEUM Plymouth
PLIMOTH PLANTATION Plymouth
SCHOONER ERNESTINA New Bedford
SCITUATE LIGHTHOUSE 
THE NEW ENGLAND PIRATE MUSEUM Salem
U.S.S. CONSTELLATION MUSEUM Baltimore
U.S.S. CONSTITUTION USN vessel site, Boston
U.S.S. CONSTITUTION MUSEUM Boston
WALKER TRANSPORTATION COLLECTION Beverly Historical Society & Museum, Beverly, Mass containing about 100,000 photos covering all forms of transportation in New England
WOODS HOLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Woods Hole

Maryland
U.S.A.

BALTIMORE MARITIME MUSEUM Baltimore
BRANNOCK MARITIME MUSEUM Cambridge
CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM Solomons
CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK College Park
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM St. Michaels
HISTORIC ST. MARY'S CITY St. Mary's City
PROJECT LIBERTY SHIP AND LIBERTY SHIP S.S. JOHN W. BROWN Baltimore
RADCLIFFE MARITIME COLLECTION Baltimore
SCHOONER SULTANA PROJECT Chestertown
STEAMSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA Baltimore
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY Annapolis
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY Baltimore
BLACK PANTHER HISTORIC SHIPWRECK PRESERVE Leonardtown
HAVRE DE GRACE DECOY MUSEUM 
LIGHTSHIP NO. 116 CHESAPEAKE Baltimore
NIMITZ LIBRARY, UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY 
OCEAN CITY LIFE-SAVING STATION MUSEUM Ocean City
OFFICE OF THE CURATOR OF SHIP MODELS, NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER West Bethesda
PINEY POINT LIGHTHOUSE 
PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II 
ST. CLEMENTS ISLAND -- POTOMAC RIVER MUSEUM St. Clements Island
ST. MARY'S COUNTY MUSEUM DIVISION Colton's Point

Maine
U.S.A.

MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM Bath
OLD YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY York
BRICK STORE MUSEUM Kennebunk
MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 
MUSEUM AT PORTLAND HEAD LIGHT Cape Elizabeth
OSHER MAP LIBRARY Portland
PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM Searsport
PORTLAND HARBOR MUSEUM South Portland
SHORE VILLAGE MUSEUM Rockland

Michigan
U.S.A.

GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK HISTORICAL SOCIETY Sault Ste. Marie
BILOXI MARITIME AND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY MUSEUM Biloxi
DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM Detroit
GREAT LAKES CLIPPER PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION Muskegon
GREAT LAKES LORE MUSEUM Rogers City
GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECK MUSEUM Whitefish Point
HERITAGE HJEMKOMST INTERPRETIVE CENTER Moorhead
HURON CITY MUSEUMS 
LAKE SUPERIOR MARITIME VISITOR CENTER US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, Duluth
MARINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF DETROIT Detroit
MARQUETTE MARITIME MUSEUM Marquette
MICHIGAN MARITIME MUSEUM South Haven
S.S. CITY OF MILWAUKEE Beulah
SAGINAW RIVER MARINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Bay City
SAGINAW VALLEY NAVAL SHIP MUSEUM USS Charles F. Adams (DDG-2), Bay City
ST MARYS FALLS CANAL, SOO AREA OFFICE Sault Ste. Marie
STEAMER VALLEY CAMP Sault Ste. Marie
U.S.S. SILVERSIDES & MARITIME MUSEUM Muskegon

Missouri
U.S.A.

STEAMBOAT ARABIA MUSEUM 

North Carolina
U.S.A.

BATTLESHIP NORTH CAROLINA Wilmington
CSS NEUSE STATE HISTORIC SITE Kinston
NORTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM Beaufort
CAPE FEAR MUSEUM Wilmington
CHICAMACOMICO LIFE SAVING STATION Rodanthe, Cape Hatteras
GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC MUSEUM 
MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY 
OUTER BANKS LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY 
S.S. UNITED STATES CONSERVANCY Raleigh
SOUTHPORT MARITIME MUSEUM, Southport Cape Fear

Nebraska
U.S.A.

USS MARLIN (submarine)

New Hampshire
U.S.A.

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOAT MUSEUM Wolfeboro Falls
PISCATAQUA RIVER GUNDALOW PROJECT 

New York
U.S.A.

AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE MUSEUM Kings Point
ANTIQUE BOAT MUSEUM Clayton
LONG ISLAND MARITIME MUSEUM West Sayville
MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK New York
SKENESBOROUGH MUSEUM Whitehall
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM New York
ADIRONDACK MUSEUM Blue Mountain Lake
BUFFALO & ERIE COUNTY NAVAL & MILITARY PARK USS Little Rock, USS The Sullivans, and PT boats, Buffalo
CHITTENANGO LANDING CANAL BOAT MUSEUM Chittenango
COLD SPRING HARBOR MARITIME MUSEUM (Whaling), Cold Spring Harbor
DELAWARE & HUDSON CANAL Kingston
ERIE CANAL MUSEUM Syracuse
FIRE ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE 
HMS BOUNTY ORGANIZATION LLC. Oakdale
HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM Kingston
HUDSON RIVER SLOOP CLEARWATER Poughkeepsie
INTREPID SEA-AIR-SPACE MUSEUM New York
MARITIME COLLEGE LIBRARY 
MARITIME INDUSTRY MUSEUM AT FORT SCHUYLER 
MONTAUK POINT LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM 
NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM Staten Island
NEW NETHERLAND MUSEUM and the HALF MOON Albany
NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY 
SAG HARBOR WHALING MUSEUM 
THE NOBLE MARITIME COLLECTION Staten Island
USS SLATER - DE766 

Ohio
U.S.A.

INLAND SEAS MARITIME MUSEUM OF THE GREAT LAKES Vermillion
MARITIME MUSEUM OF SANDUSKY Sandusky
OHIO RIVER MUSEUM, OHIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY Marietta
ARKANSAS RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Catoosa
GREAT LAKES MARITIME MUSEUMS SOCIETIES AND RESEARCH SOURCESBowling Green
HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES Bowling Green
STEAMER WILLIAM G. MATHER MUSEUM Cleveland
THE LAKE ERIE ISLANDS HISTORICAL SOCIETY Put-in-Bay
USS COD Cleveland

Oregon
U.S.A.

COLUMBIA RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM Astoria
OREGON MARITIME MUSEUM Portland
COQUILLE RIVER LIGHTHOUSE 
LINCOLN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Newport
OREGON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY (USS BLUEBACK) Portland
YAQUINA BAY LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM Newport

Pennsylvania
U.S.A.

AMERICAN CANAL SOCIETY 
FRANKLIN INSTITUTE SCIENCE MUSEUM Set Sail on the Delaware, Philadelphia
INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM Penn's Landing, Philadelphia
NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM HUGH MOORE PARK, Easton
U.S. BRIG NIAGARA & ERIE MARITIME MUSEUM Erie
U.S.S. REQUIN (SS-481) AT CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER Pittsburgh

Rhode Island
U.S.A.

MUSEUM OF YACHTING Newport
NAVAL WAR COLLEGE MUSEUM Newport
BEAVERTAIL LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION Newport
HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM Bristol

South Carolina
U.S.A.

PATRIOTS POINT NAVAL & MARITIME MUSEUM & CARRIER YORKTOWNMount Pleasant

Texas
U.S.A.

ADMIRAL NIMITZ MUSEUM / NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WARFredericksburg
BATTLESHIP TEXAS Houston Ship Channel adjoining the San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park
DENBIGH PROJECT Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M
HOUSTON MARITIME MUSEUM Houston
LA SALLE SHIPWRECK PROJECT 
SEAWOLF PARK Galveston
TEXAS SEAPORT MUSEUM 
U.S.S. LEXINGTON MUSEUM Corpus Christi

Virginia
U.S.A.

FT. EUSTIS U.S. ARMY TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM Ft. Eustis
HAMPTON ROADS NAVAL MUSEUM Norfolk
HISTORIC NAVAL SHIPS ASSOCIATION 
JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT & SHIPS Jamestown
NAUTICUS, THE NATIONAL MARITIME CENTER Norfolk
OLD COAST GUARD STATION Virginia Beach
OYSTER & MARITIME MUSEUM Chincoteague
PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD MUSEUM Portsmouth
THE MARINERS' MUSEUM Newport News
WATERMEN'S MUSEUM Yorktown

Vermont
U.S.A.

LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME MUSEUM Ferrisburgh
SHELBURNE MUSEUM Shelburne

Washington
U.S.A.

STEAMER VIRGINIA V Seattle
MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND INDUSTRY Seattle
NAVAL UNDERSEA MUSEUM Keyport
NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM Seattle
NORTHWEST SEAPORT MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER Seattle
ODYSSEY MARITIME DISCOVERY CENTER Seattle
PUGET SOUND MARITIME HISTORICAL SOCIETY Seattle
THE CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS Seattle
USS WASHINGTON BB56 
WESTPORT Maritime Museum Westport
WHALE MUSEUM Friday Harbor

Wisconsin
U.S.A.

Historic Rogers Street Village and Great Lakes Coast Gaurd Museum 
DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM Sturgeon Bay
WISCONSIN MARINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Milwaukee
WISCONSIN MARITIME MUSEUM Manitowoc

OTHER COUNTRIES
(U.S.A. above)

Antigua

http://www.antiguamuseums.org
St. John's, Antigua

Australia

townsvil.html
South Townsville, Qld. Aust. 4810
http://www.anmm.gov.au
Sydney
http://www.duyfken.com
Fremantle
http://www.killerwhalemuseum.com.au

http://www.anmm.gov.au
Sydney
http://www.flagstaffhill.com
Warrnambool
http://www.zades.com.au
North Geelong, Victoria
http://yarrampa.customer.netspace.net.au
Port Albert Victoria
http://www.maritimemuseum.com.au
South Brisbane, Queensland
http://www.history.sa.gov.au
Port Adelaide, SA
http://www.australianheritagefleet.com.au
Sydney
http://www.australianheritagefleet.com.au
trading as SYDNEY HERITAGE FLEET, Sydney
http://www.museum.wa.gov.au
Fremantle

Bermuda

http://www.bmm.bm
Mangrove Bay

Canada

fish-atl.html
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
hudsonby.html

up-canda.html
Toronto, Ontario
hudsonby.html
Winnipeg, Manitoba
toronto.html
Toronto, Ontario
collwood.html
Collingwood, Ontario
http://www.aandc.org
Picton, Ontario
BERNIER MARITIME MUSEUM 55 rue des Pionniers Est, L'Islet-Sur-Mer, Quebec
http://www.bluenose2.ns.ca
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
http://www.canoemuseum.net
Ontario
http://www.warmuseum.ca
Ottawa
http://www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org
Victoria, BC
http://museum.gov.ns.ca
Jeddore Oyster Ponds, Nova Scotia
http://www.modelshipsmuseum.bc.ca
Vancouver, British Columbia
A world class collection of exquisitely detailed large scale models of coastal work boats, sailing vessels, and warships. The museum is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of our maritime history.
http://www.hmcshaida.ca
Tribal Class destroyer, Toronto
http://www.hmcssackville-cnmt.ns.ca
Canada's Naval Memorial
http://museum.gov.ns.ca
Maitland, Nova Scotia
http://www.rideau-info.com
Ontario
http://www.pc.gc.ca
Manitoba
http://www.marmuseum.ca
Ontario
http://www.pec.on.ca
South Bay, Prince Edward County, Ontario
http://www.mun.ca
St. Johns
http://www.hhpl.on.ca
Ontario
http://www.mmbc.bc.ca
Victoria, BC
http://museum.gov.ns.ca
Halifax, Nova Scotia
http://www.shmp.qc.ca
Pointe-au-Père - Dedicated entirely to the sinking of the R.M.S Empress of Ireland
http://www.hhpl.on.ca
Québec City
http://www.navalmuseum.ab.ca
Alberta
http://www.naval-museum.mb.ca
Winnipeg, Manitoba
http://www.nbm-mnb.ca
St. John, New Brunswick
http://www.northernmaritimeresearch.com
Nova Scotia
http://www.ontariosciencecentre.ca
Toronto, Ontario
http://www.museumsontario.com
Toronto, Ontario
http://www.therooms.ca
NEWFOUNDLAND MUSEUM - Grand Bank
http://www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
Victoria, BC
http://www.nwheritage.org
New Westminister, British Columbia
http://www.ftsw.com
Ontario
http://www.vancouvermaritimemuseum.com
Vancouver, BC

Chile

http://www.armada.cl
Valparaiso

Germany

http://www.altonaer-museum.de
- Norddeutsches Landesmuseum, Hamburg
http://www.dsm.de
Bremerhaven 
http://www.hamburgmuseum.de

http://archaeologie-mv.de
Sassnitz 
http://www.deutsches-museum.de
Schiffahrt

Denmark

http://www.cmrs.dk

http://www2.natmus.dk
NATIONALMUSEET
http://www.fimus.dk
Esbjerg

Estonia

http://www.abc.se
(Meremuuseum), Tallinn

Spain

http://www.museumaritimbarcelona.com
Barcelona

Finland

http://www.nba.fi

France

http://www.musee-marine.fr
Paris
http://web.culture.fr
An exhibit at Musée de la Marine in Paris

United Kingdom

http://www.hms-victory.com
Portsmouth
http://www.lakelandartstrust.org.uk
Museum site is currently closed to the public, but access via special "Hard Hat" tours as and when work on the collection and site allows may be available - check the web site.
http://www.cuttysark.org.uk
Greenwich
http://hmsbelfast.iwm.org.uk
London 
http://www.ukmcs.org.uk
Lowestoft
http://www.canalmuseum.org.uk

http://www.maryrose.org
Portsmouth
http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
Liverpool
http://www.nmm.ac.uk
London
http://www.nwm.org.uk
Gloucester
http://www.historicdockyard.co.uk
HMS Victory, HMS Warrior, and MaryRose
http://www.rrm.co.uk
Henley-on-Thames
http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org
Portsmouth
http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk
Portsmouth
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk
London
http://www.thewaterwaystrust.org.uk
Northamptonshire
http://www.boatmuseum.org.uk
Ellesmere Port
WATER FOLK CANAL CENTRE Old Storehouse, Llanfrynach
Brecon Mid Wales
Tel: +44 (0) 1874 665382

Greece

http://www.culture.gr
Mykonos 
http://www.greece.org
Piraeus, Hellas
http://www.greece-museums.com

http://www.greece.org
Thera

Japan

http://NIPPON MARU MEMORIAL PARK AND YOKOHAMA MARITIME MUSEUM
Yokohama 
http://www.nykline.co.jp
Yokohama 

Macau

http://www.museumaritimo.gov.mo

Netherlands

http://www.marine.nl

http://www.maritiemmuseum.nl

http://www.scheepvaartmuseum.nl
Netherlands Maritime Museum, Amsterdam
http://www.stadamsterdam.nl

Norway

http://www.mil.no

New Zealand

http://www.museumofwellington.co.nz
Wellington 
http://www.nzmaritime.org
Auckland 

Portugal

http://www.marinha.pt
Portugal War Navy Museum, Lisbon
http://www.museumarinha.pt

Sweden

http://www.gmtc.se

http://www.kalmar.se

http://www.marinmuseum.se
Karlskrona 
http://www.vasamuseet.se
Stockholm

Scotland

Also see United Kingdom 
http://www.hunterian.gla.ac.uk
University of Glasgow

Turkey

http://www.icmmonline.org
Istanbul 

South Africa

http://www.rapidttp.co.za
Cape Town
http://www.iziko.org.za
Cape Town