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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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Wow, extremely interesting for a small museum!

This museum is not aptly named; it covers much more than the seafood industry. The first floor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
huskiesfan2015
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Milford, Connecticut
Well-Done Museum

To be honest, we were just eating up time when we decided to visit this museum but I'm so glad we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MarylandCatmom
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Maryland
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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 good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is not aptly named; it covers much more than the seafood industry. The first floor, among other things, has a wall detailing Biloxi's history, from its discovery by white men to present day. The second floor has boats, lots of them, actual ones...More

2  Thank huskiesfan2015
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To be honest, we were just eating up time when we decided to visit this museum but I'm so glad we toured it. I'm from a state that consumes a LOT Of oysters and shrimp. Who knew that there was an automatic shrimp peeling and...More

Thank MarylandCatmom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Biloxi we visited the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. The museum is home to some beautiful ships and lots of information about the local seafood industry's history. There is also a new exhibit about Hurricane Katrina which was quite good....More

Thank Eileen D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to see the museum as we were heading towards the Biloxi Bridge and decided to go back and check it out. It was worth the stop, and we especially enjoyed viewing the film on Hurricane Katrina because all we had heard before...More

Thank ginnyt608
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rang in 2018 in the museum. The setting was awesome. The museum held so many artifacts and informative literature. The food was outstanding, and the "oyster ball" drop was a great capper for the night, even in 20 degree windy weather..

Thank TigerLady1013
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

This is a special interest museum, but also very cool if you would like to know more about the MS Gulf Coast. I took my father here, who is a sailor back in Ukraine, and he really enjoyed this museum. The staff did an amazing...More

Thank Mariya T
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We spent over 4 hours there and there are 3 floors. Recommend that you start at the top and work yourself down. There are lots of exhibits with explanatory signage. Top floor - hurricane section with video/movie of Camille and Katrina over 1 hour in...More

Thank DesertMagpie
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Fun and not expensive. We had a little time to kill while on a vacation to visit family. So we decided to visit the museum. It was very informative and interesting to take a look at Biloxi's fishing history. Couldnt wait to go out on...More

1  Thank fishermangulfbreeze
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

I am a boat enthusiast, so was very interested in all the boats displayed both in full size and models. Nicely done.

1  Thank betharp
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We enjoyed our visit to the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. There was almost too much to look at and read. So much history in this building. Staff was very friendly.

Thank peio
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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
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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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