by Mike McCann
On the eastern tip of the Biloxi peninsula, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is housed in a Spanish styled structure built in 1934 as part of a U.S. Coast Guard station. The museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The Maritime and Seafood Museum maintains an array of exhibits containing historic photographs and objects, as well as experience the tremendous impact of hurricanes on Biloxi through an exhibit and film on hurricane Camille and two 65-foot Biloxi “White Winged Queen” schooners, which sail the Gulf waters daily. The Museum also conducts year round educational programs and a summer Sea-n-Sail Adventure Camp which teaches youth six to 13 years old about local maritime heritage.
From child to grandparent, there’s something of interest at the Maritime and Seafood Museum for everyone.
Museum at Mall - Edgewater Mall
2600 Beach Blvd., Suite 27, Biloxi, MS 39531
Schooner Pier Complex
367 Beach Blvd., Biloxi, MS 39530