Museum/Program/Site Activities: On the Water


Nauticus is a maritime-themed science center and museum located on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia, also known as the National Maritime Center.

Mississippi River Museum at Mud Island

Exhibits on history & science explore life on the Mississippi, with a focus on engineering & boats.

Michigan Maritime Museum

Museum with exhibits on Great Lakes & boating history & culture, plus a store & research library.

Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego, established in 1948, preserves one of the largest collections of historic sea vessels in the United States.

Maritime Museum Association of San Diego

Supports the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Maine Maritime Museum

The Maine Maritime Museum, formerly the Bath Marine Museum, offers exhibits about Maine’s maritime heritage, culture and the role Maine has played in regional and global maritime activities.

Long Island Maritime Museum

The Long Island Maritime Museum is located in West Sayville, New York.

Independence Seaport Museum

The Independence Seaport Museum was founded in 1961 and is located in the Penn’s Landing complex along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Foss Waterway Seaport

The Working Waterfront Maritime Museum is a Maritime Museum located in Tacoma, Washington, USA. The museum sits on the Thea Foss Waterway.

Floating the Apple

Since it’s founding in 1992, Floating the Apple has built rowing gigs to be distributed to boat houses throughout the metropolitan area. We have collaborated and held events with boat rowing facilities…

East End Seaport Museum

Visit East End Seaport Museum to experience Greenport’s historic waterfront and the rich maritime heritage of Long Island’s East End.  

Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats is a museum dedicated to preserving and documenting the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest area of the United States

Belle of Louisville Steamer

To board the steamboat Belle of Louisville is to do more than to see Louisville and the Ohio River from a unique perspective — it’s also to step into a…

Bayfront Maritime Center

BMC’s mission is to design and implement engaging, hands-on, maritime-themed educational, vocational, and recreational opportunities for the community in a universally accessible waterfront facility.  

Antique Boat Museum

The Antique Boat Museum is a museum on the St. Lawrence River, in Clayton, New York, United States, which displays the largest collection of antique and classic boats in North…