Trip Planner:   USA  /  Rhode Island  /  Bristol  /  Museums  /  Herreshoff Museum
Herreshoff Museum, Bristol
(4.8/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
The Herreshoff Marine Museum, located in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, is a maritime museum dedicated to the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, yachting, and the America's Cup. The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company (1878-1945) was most notable for producing sailing yachts, including eight America's Cup defenders, and steam-powered vessels.The museum, situated near Narragansett Bay on the grounds where the manufacturing company once stood, has a collection of over sixty boats including Nathanael Greene Herreshoff's Clara, built in 1887, Harold Vanderbilt's Trivia, and the 1992 IACC yacht, Defiant. The Nathanael Greene Herreshoff Model Room contains over 500 yacht and steam yacht models and the Rebecca Chase Herreshoff Library holds a collection of books and manuscripts related to the company, the Herreshoff family, and yachting. The museum also hosts symposia related to yacht design and operates a sailing school.HistoryThe museum was founded in 1971 by A. Sidney DeWolf Herreshoff and Rebecca Chase Herreshoff to preserve the accomplishments of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. In 1992, founded by Halsey Chase Herreshoff and Edward duMoulin, the museum launched the America's Cup Hall of Fame to honor outstanding individuals of the America's Cup yacht race.
To visit Herreshoff Museum and other attractions in Bristol, use our Bristol holiday planner.
Source
Create a full Bristol itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Bristol

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Rhode Island by other users

6 days in Westerly BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New England BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 35 days in East Coast of USA BY A USER FROM INDIA December, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in New England BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Providence & Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New England BY A USER FROM DENMARK March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Newport BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in New England BY A USER FROM CANADA November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in New England BY A USER FROM CANADA November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • this is a great place to visit if you are into sailing. Lots of history here and a pleasant staff to tell you about the boats they show in their showroom. Located close to the bay so it is very nautic...  more »
  • The staff there was extremely knowledgeable and personable. If you love boating of any kind, a must see. 
  • Over 60 significant boats are housed in this waterside Bristol, Rhode Island museum where the original Herreshoff Manufacturing Company was located founded by John Brown Herreshoff (a blind boatbuilde...  more »
Google
  • Make sure you see the collection of boat hull models! Simply amazing.
  • With 50 plus beautifully restored boats and an internationasl reputation for Amerias Cup racing memorbilia this museum is top shelf. View one of the two available movies at the HMM.