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 culinary skills, this month Julian will be featuring his delectable shrimp and grits. Arrive early if you want to experience a from the entire process, or if you are more interested in sharing a bowl with friends, come later. We use only local seafood, and Mississippi made grits. 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 foods.

The class will be held at 10:00 am on the third Wednesday of each month at the museum. For just $30 guest will be able to attend the entire class and stay for lunch which includes a bowl of shrimp and grits, drink and admittance into the museum. If you 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, drink and of course, the featured entree. Seats are limited and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

This event is sponsored by Desporte & Sons Seafood Inc.

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

The Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden & Classic Boat Show showcases wooden boats in the water and on trailers. There will be art & craft booths, cast net contest and live music.

Come enjoy sails aboard the Biloxi Schooners every hour on the hour, $15 per person, as well as delicious shrimp and fish plates, live music by Hank Beruman, cast net contests, model boat building, oyster shell painting, artists vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, crafts, & more!

To register as a vendor or to register your boat, visit the website or email Deadline for registration is May 6th.

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.

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Get $2.00 off your admission to the Museum Open Monday-Saturday from 9 am-4:30 pm