Hereshoff Marine Museum 1 Burnside Street - Bristol Events
In 1971, A. Sidney DeWolf Herreshoff and Rebecca Chase Herreshoff founded the Herreshoff Marine Museum to preserve and perpetuate the unique accomplishments of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Today the campus encompasses a large museum facility, the old family homestead, six former company buildings, and a large portion of the company’s waterfront.
As a result of more than thirty-five years of careful documentation, acquisition and restoration, the Museum boasts over sixty significant boats, ranging from the 8 1/2′ dinghy, NATHANAEL to the 75′ DEFIANT, built in 1992 for the successful defense of the America’s Cup.
Step aboard restored designs to experience the finely appointed interiors to gain an sense of what it is like to cruise aboard these historic boats or peruse the Nathanael Green Herreshoff Model room which holds a collection of of 500 models that are works of art themselves and a testimony to the genius of the Captain Nat’s designs as a naval architect.
Come join fellow NER members for a private tour on August 15th. Cost $15. You must register in advance.