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.

Join Chef Robby Holmes and food writer Julian Brunt for an in-depth culinary class, designed for the serious home cook, with a menu that is both seasonal and locally sourced. Master the skill of confit and gratin, make homemade ham stock, pickles, butter, tomato chutney and mayo. Learn the secret of spicy cornbread made with Mississippi milled cornmeal, and served to you hot out of a cast iron pan, loaded with butter made while you watch. Add to that plate collard greens that are tender and hearty, and you have the perfect Southern combination.


Shrimp and green tomato pickle salad
Honey glazed pork belly (confit style) with ham stock greens, sweep potato gratin and spicy cornbread
Red wine poached pears with ice cream

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum invites you to sail aboard a Biloxi Schooner for the Christmas on the Water Boat Parade.

The schooners depart the Schooner Pier Complex at 367 Beach Blvd., Biloxi at 4:30 p.m. to rendezvous with the parade lineup at Channel Marker #5 south of the Biloxi Lighthouse.

The parade starts at 6 p.m., a fireworks display will follow the end of the parade, and we will return to dock about 8:00 p.m. You are welcome to bring food and refreshments aboard. We will provide ice chests and ice. The schooners will be decorated and will have Christmas music on board. 

            Tickets may be purchased by calling 228 435-6320 Monday-Saturday.  Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Enjoy a tour through the Maritime & Seafood Industr Museum FREE and shop with local vendors for art and treats including ~ Pottery, paintings, photography, books, jewelry, ornaments, cupcakes, hot sauce, and oyster shell art.

There will be Cookies and Hot Cocoa!

~Give a gift with Coastal Flavor

Dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, party favors, and at midnight the big Oyster Ball will drop from the top of the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. A factory whistle will blow to ring in the New Year at Pt. Cadet and there will be FIREWORKS! Donuts and coffee will be served after the fireworks.

Call the Museum to reserve your tickets. Only 400 tickets will be sold.

Ride on a Biloxi Schooner to watch the fireworks. You are welcome to bring food and refreshments aboard.

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