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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

115 1st St, Biloxi, MS 39530-4703
+1 228-435-6320
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Interesting artifacts related to seafood

We enjoyed a short visit to the museum. Nice variety of items to help explain the seafood industry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Molley C
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Magnolia, Delaware
via mobile
Hurricane Katrina captured

Best to go to top floor & listen to timely broadcasts to really understand what it means to have to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HiHo143
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage. The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“shrimp” (21 reviews)
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115 1st St, Biloxi, MS 39530-4703
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+1 228-435-6320
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a short visit to the museum. Nice variety of items to help explain the seafood industry and local history. Start on the third floor and work your way down.

Thank Molley C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best to go to top floor & listen to timely broadcasts to really understand what it means to have to rebuild....more than once...survive and tell true story Here, you learn about Marlin Miller and his chainsaw sculptures along coast. The views of Biloxi bay bridge...More

Thank HiHo143
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this museum with an 8 year old granddaughter who found nothing of interest to her. It seems that this museum is directed toward those who sail more than to the shrimp industry. I would not recommend this facility to families with young children.

Thank habitatqueen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fabulous facility that has undergone major reconstruction after the devestation of Hurricane Katrina. Exhibits encompass 3 floors and include the Grand Hall with the Nydia Exhibit, the wooden boat gallery displaying boat building history, uses and types over the years. There is...More

1  Thank ssparlin
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot to see in this museum and will come to understand how Biloxi became the city it is today. Did you know that once upon a time that Biloxi was known as the seafood capital of the world? Biloxi also has a...More

Thank Alfred J
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We loved the schooner ride and museum. Lots of info on shrimping crabs etc. The hurricane videos were eye opening. Wish we would have had time to watch all of them. The schooner ride was awesome. Captain Ron, Captain Tyler and 1st mate Tyler were...More

Thank Rick C
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

They learned a lot about the seafood industry in the South! The gentleman explained and described the different kinds of shrimp boats that are used in this region. Very cool place and I would go back and do it again! Only 10.00 per person!

Thank P1520TPandrewk
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Our whole family really enjoyed our visit and learning about some of our favorite food!! Really nice to see all of the sail boats on display.

Thank wildwires
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We love going to maritime museums but have never been to one that deals with the seafood industry in addition to the usual seaside interests. This Biloxi gem was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and was reopened just several years ago in 2014. There are three...More

1  Thank IdaIllinois
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We really enjoyed the time we spent here. Start with a movie on the second floor then make your way through the extensive exhibits. We were about 2 hours, I could have spent more time.

1  Thank Yvette C
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Marc M
23 January 2017|
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Yes, we are handicapped accessible. We have an elevator on the north end of our Museum building.
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Michael G
17 February 2016|
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I am not sure who rejected your response about the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, no one from the Museum did. I don't know what your review was either, because I have not seen it. I am sorry it was rejected, but it... More
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