Please join us in our mission to collectively preserve the history and engage the future of Mississippi’s Maritime and Shipbuilding heritage!

Please sup­port us as we take our dream to real­i­ty this year!
Our activ­i­ty cen­ter is open offer­ing learn­ing ses­sions, lec­tures and more.

Member of American Alliance of Museums

Member of Mississippi Museum’s Association
Member of Mississippi Heritage Trust


The Mis­sis­sip­pi Ship­build­ing and Mar­itime Cen­ter in Pascagoula, MS
will col­lec­tive­ly pre­serve the his­to­ry and engage
the past, present and future of Mis­sis­sip­pi’s Mar­itime and Ship­build­ing Heritage.


To pro­vide an immer­sive, mul­ti-sen­so­ry venue in which to tell the sto­ry of our Mis­sis­sip­pi mar­itime her­itage, ship and boat build­ing, mar­itime commerce,
local under­wa­ter arche­ol­o­gy, and a mar­itime archive and research center.


Pascagoula’s mar­itime activ­i­ty cen­ter VALUES:


We pro­vide mean­ing­ful and acces­si­ble expe­ri­ences to all our com­mu­ni­ties and constituencies.


We seek to rep­re­sent gen­uine­ly the Mis­sis­sip­pi­an peo­ple and cul­tures whose sto­ries we pre­serve and tell.


We val­ue the price­less mar­itime assets entrust­ed to us and accept their preser­va­tion and enhance­ment as our para­mount responsibility—our col­lec­tions, our cam­pus and facil­i­ties, our finan­cial resources. And we sup­port the vol­un­teers and staff who per­form our Mis­sion and make our Pascagoula mar­itime cen­ter, the rich enter­prise it is.

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