Home Port

The Nation­al Park Ser­vice  (NPS) has announced the des­ig­na­tion of 18 new com­mu­ni­ties across the Unit­ed States as Amer­i­can World War II Her­itage Cities with one Mis­sis­sip­pi city mak­ing the list.

Pascagoula has been hon­ored for its role in assist­ing the U.S. dur­ing World War II. The Coastal Mis­sis­sip­pi city was known for its defense pro­duc­tion for wartime efforts — specif­i­cal­ly ocean-going barges that were man­u­fac­tured by Ingalls Shipbuilding.

Read more

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.

Maritime Community Party! Float Your Boat!
November 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…

Click on each pho­to for a larg­er view