As a fan of The America's Cup this was too good an opportunity to miss as we were passing right by on our way to Newport. We were not disappointed with our visit, a special thanks to Tim who in the absence of a docent...More
About Herreshoff Marine Museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame
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At the Herreshoff Museum you get an experience shorn of the gimmicks that tend to get into the way of stories are other places. No needless technology or costumed interpreters here. What you find is the unvarnished (well, in some cases quite varnished) story of...More
We had been to New Zealand and their Maritime Museum - This one is equally good as the America's cup history was so interesting from the "American" side. Boats were fun to see and the Local connection with the Herreshoff family made it truly special....More
There is so much to see and learn and even touch at this fabulous home to sailing history from America's cup racers to earliest torpedo boats. Beautiful displays and loads of real boats to explore.
This is a small museum with a big influence in the early days of the America's Cup races. Family owned and run by 2 brothers, it built some of the fastest racing boats in the world. The Herreshoff company made boats for the rich and...More
Wow! Want to learn all about the history of America's Cup Yacht Racing in the glory days of the late 1800's and early 1900's? Get to the HMM! Lots of great historic boats on the property, magnificent historic half-hulls, written and photographic history, etc., etc.....More
If you're a Herreshoff fan, or fond of the America's cup this is a must visit. Some very nice older vessels on display. Knowledgeable staff, and it's a working museum so some are under restoration. If this type of museum is your thing, don't miss...More
Stopped here to please my husband and found that I thoroughly enjoyed it as well. Being able to board a couple of the exhibits made all the difference. I would go back.
Builders of sail- and other types of boats, the Herreshoff family were innovators. The history of their shipbuilding and ability to see many boats was a delight!