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Exhibits Opening Soon!

Pop­u­lar Gulf Coast musi­cian Don Smith tests out our acoustics for future Sea Shan­ty per­for­mance in our new rotunda!

Do you pos­sess a mar­itime item or trin­ket sit­ting in an obscure place like your attic or garage? Our exhib­it dis­plays need some local POP!

We would love your dona­tion or loan to show­case our community’s pas­sion for mar­itime his­to­ry! Our Mis­sis­sip­pi Ship­build­ing and Mar­itime Cen­ter (for­mer­ly Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um) is prepar­ing many Jack­son Coun­ty, MS mar­itime ship­build­ing and his­tor­i­cal dis­plays. Our first phase of exhibits grand open­ing is just around the cor­ner! Please con­sid­er donat­ing or loan­ing us your spe­cial possession.

Two Mississippi barrier islands now designated Underground Railroad sites

Maritime Center Activity

Check out our latest wooden boat acquisitions!

The boats will be on display when our exhibits open later this year!!!

Bud­dy O’Brien, son of local favorite wood­en ship­builder Fran­cis O’Brien, donat­ed this 15 foot wood­en boat orig­i­nal! This is the last wood­en boat his father built. 1993 launch­ing. Bud­dy is so pas­sion­ate about our mis­sion to pre­serve and pro­mote Mis­sis­sip­pi’s Ship­build­ing her­itage, he drove this boat all the way in from Texas!

Thanks to Jerold Vaughn Goff of Wade, MS our com­mu­ni­ty will enjoy learn­ing what it takes to build a dugout canoe. This dugout canoe, built in 1884 is a 19 foot Cypress tree hewed out by ances­tor Edmond Goff for use in and around the now infa­mous Pascagoula riv­er country.

Our Maritime Activity Center hosts
Summer Camp Programming 2022


Thanks to WLOX News for the great cov­er­age of Nation­al Mar­itime Day!

Thanks to Pat­ti Brooks for these great pho­tos of the 2nd annu­al Nation­al Mar­itime Day on Sat­ur­day, May 21, 2022

Kick-OFF-Our museum celebrates two National Safe Boating week
proclamations with the City of Pascagoula and the City of Moss Point

Read the Proclamation

Nation­al Safe Boat­ing Week Infor­ma­tion from Nation­al Weath­er Service

Seafaring Heritage Exhibits will be opening later this year!

Our Renovated CATBOAT Makes her debut!!!…

Luke Green, BM1 USCG and Ron Basczkows­ki — Vol­un­teer, lead the ren­o­va­tion!  Sher­win-Williams donat­ed the paint sup­plies =$1000!

Antique wood­en cat­boat restored and added to the Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Museum

Trent Lott Mid­dle School stu­dent wins Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Museum’s ‘Name a Catboat’ 

WLOX — News Now!  Cat­boat helps bring life to local mar­itime museum

More coverage from WLOX News  

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WLOX) — On Sat­ur­day, offi­cials gave boat­ing safe­ty cours­es at the Mis­sis­sip­pi Mar­itime Muse­um and Activ­i­ty Cen­ter. As the state eas­es its way into the sum­mer, more…

Catboat Christening Program Flyer

Click on each pho­to for a larg­er view