Herreshoff Marine Museum

1 Burnside St.
Bristol, RI
United States

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Bristol history has always been linked to boat building and related industries. In the late 19th century, the Herreshoff brothers formed the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Between 1893 and 1934, they designed and built eight consecutive successful America’s Cup Defenders, as well as the first torpedo boats for the US Navy. Located on the site of the former shipyard, the Herreshoff Marine Museum is a world-class museum and a ‘must stop’ for all boat lovers in New England. The museum showcases the golden age of yachting, displaying more than 60 classic sailing and power yachts built between 1850 and 1945, including the 150-year old SPRITE, built by 11 year old Nathanael Herreshoff, along with various steam engines, photographs and other attractive memorabilia. Open everyday in season from 10am-5pm.

Tel: (401) 253 5000

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