Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

115 1st Street

Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: (228) 435-6320

The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The recently completed museum accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits, artifacts and an extraordinary collection of photographs which tell 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.

Open Monday-Saturday 9-4:30pm and Sunday Noon-4pm gift shop available.

Sharpen your gumbo skills, from roux to holy trinity, and learn the finer points of buying and cooking fresh seafood. Arrive early if you want to experience a from scratch gumbo, or if you are more interested in sharing a bowl with friends, come later. We use only local seafood, and Mississippi grown rice. The Maritime and Seafood Museum will be partnering with local food writer Julian Brunt for a monthly lunch and learn class featuring everyone’s favorite Cajun comfort food.

The full class the cooking class and lunch which features a bowl of gumbo and rice, drink and a copy of Julian’s gumbo cookbook. Do not have time to attend the entire class? Lunch will be available at 11am for only $20. Lunch will include highlights from the class, the gumbo book and of course, a bowl of gumbo. Seats are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

To purchase tickets call 435-6320 or contact Corey Christy at

Ride on a Biloxi Schooner to watch the fireworks - welcome to bring food and refreshments aboard. Call for ticket price and details.

Ride on a Biloxi Schooner in the Christmas on the Water Boat Parade and watch the fireworks - welcome to bring food and refreshments aboard. Call for details.