Museum/Program/Site Assoc.: CAMM (Council of American Maritime Museum)

Old Dartmouth Historical Society – New Bedford Whaling Museum

The mission of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society, which governs the New Bedford Whaling Museum, is to educate and interest all the public in the historic interaction worldwide of humans with whales; in history of Old Dartmouth and adjacent communities; and in regional maritime activity. To accomplish this the society shall collect, preserve and interpret…

Peabody Essex Museum

The roots of the Peabody Essex Museum date to the 1799 founding of the East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains and supercargoes who had sailed beyond either the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn. The society’s charter included a provision for the establishment of a “cabinet of natural and artificial curiosities,”…

Nantucket Shipwreck & Life-Saving Museum

In the 19th century, hundreds of ships passed by Nantucket Island each day, all navigating without the benefit of modern nautical technology. Unpredictable storms, dense fog and strong currents often caught even the most experienced sailors off guard. Treacherous shoals and inclement weather led to over 700 shipwrecks in the surrounding waters of Nantucket, causing…

Hull Lifesaving Museum

The Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. Founded in 1978, it is an essential part of the community that for 36 years has provided not only crucial lessons from our maritime heritage, but also life-changing and sometimes life-saving youth development experiences. The museum’s mission celebrates the lifesaving spirit of Skills, Courage,…

Maryland Center for History and Culture

The Maryland Center for History and Culture (MCHC) collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. Originally founded as the Maryland Historical Society in 1844, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community by exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland. As the oldest continuously operating nonprofit cultural…

Historic Ships in Baltimore

Historic Ships in Baltimore is the steward of the US Sloopsloop-of-War war Constellation, US Submarine submarine Torsk, US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, Lightship 116 Chesapeake, and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. It is also the custodian of related artifacts, materials, and histories from these national treasures, celebrating over 200 years of naval and maritime history. The…

Curator of Ship Models, US Navy

In 1883, the US Navy’s Bureau of Construction and Repair began a policy of constructing and retaining contemporary exhibition-type models of most new classes of warships. Since 1942 the program has been located at the David Taylor Model Basin in West Bethesda, MD. Under the auspices of the Bureau’s successor, the Naval Sea Systems Command,…

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was founded in 1965 on Navy Point in St. Michaels, a Talbot County riverfront village on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The museum’s 18-acre waterfront campus was once the site of a busy complex of seafood packing houses, docks, and workboats. A landmark on the campus, the Hooper Strait Lighthouse, has not…

Hudson River Maritime Museum

Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1980 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in New York State exclusively dedicated to this mission. Offices, archives,…

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

The mission of the museum is to preserve, present and interpret the rich maritime heritage, artistry and environment of the Jersey Shore and the unique contributions of its baymen. This maritime cultural center, which opened in May 2000, is a recreated working seaport village along the historic Tuckerton Creek. Come explore the world of the…

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of…

American Merchant Marine Museum at the US Merchant Marine Academy

BThe American Merchant Marine Museum is housed in the former William Barstow mansion, located on the grounds of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. This museum focuses on the evolution of American-flagged shipping since 1900. It has many ship models and marine…