Sailing Starts Here

Welcome to sailing's new home

in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island.

OPEN DAILY 10 AM – 5 PM


Support the Mission. Support the Sport.

Help us bring sailing to the public through an interactive and educational experience.


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On Friday, July 1st The Museum will be closing at 4:00pm for a private event.

The last ticket sale will be at 3:15pm.

Wind + Water


Simple elements, nature in her purest form. And the inspiration for innovation across the ages as humans have harnessed them to explore, trade, recreate and compete.

Design driven by purpose, whether that purpose is to fly above the water at 50 knots or cruise in comfort with your family. Curiosity, creativity and craftsmanship. Every sail, every hull, each and every component.


Teamwork, commitment and dedication create a marriage of the mental and physical. Navigation, strategy and tactical decision-making. Agility, speed and strength.

Sailing can provide a breakthrough moment that changes a child’s understanding. A thought-provoking encounter that shifts a person’s perspective, or an immersive experience that transports us to another place and time.


In the space once used as the Press Room for the America’s Cup, The Sailing Museum explores all of this, igniting the senses and delighting sailors and non-sailors alike.


The Visitor Experience at The Sailing Museum


CREATE YOUR JOURNEY

Select from one of seven boats to tailor your museum adventure, delivering an experience that is yours alone. Collect virtual rewards as you complete activities, design a boat or create your own burgee and take it home with you.

TAKE ON THE COMPETITION

Win the start, round the mark and leave the fleet in your wake. High-tech exhibits with built-in ‘stealth learning’ share the ins-and-outs of the sport like never before, challenging you to build your skills and teamwork. Experience what it’s like to fly over the water with SailGP in the immersive film dome or test your strength against the pros on the grinders.

BRING HISTORY TO LIFE

The oldest competition in sport, predating the modern Olympics, the America’s Cup has fueled design, innovation, and pure athleticism since 1851. Get to know the legends who shaped the sport, test your knowledge and revel in one of sailing’s many great moments.

May 10, 2022

Reserve Your Tickets Now


Check out this video from our opening day and experience The Sailing Museum on your next visit to Newport, RI!


Featuring Two Iconic

Halls of Fame Under One Roof

June 2, 2022

Condé Nast Traveler / Todd Plummer The big news for this summer is the opening of the Sailing Museum, an ode to Newport’s deep roots in the maritime world as well as […]

May 19, 2022

by Sandy Parks / Blue Water Sailing In early May, the brand-new Sailing Museum opened its doors to the public for the first time. The first floor of the museum is […]

May 7, 2022

Great Lakes Scuttlebutt A collaborative design effort led by award-winning Healy Kohler Design, The Sailing Museum will offer sailing enthusiasts the chance to revel in their sport and new sailors […]

UPCOMING EVENTS

“Sailing has a home that trumpets its achievements and inspires generations to excel on the water, and to serve the sport. The memorable moments in our sport are countless, and unless there is a common place to preserve these memories, we’re in danger of losing the relevance of sailing’s past and future. “

– Gary Jobson

Hall of Famer & Board Member

Thank you to our in-kind supporters who helped create The Sailing Museum Exhibits.

Sponsors & Partners


Quick Links

The Sailing Museum

365 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840

401.324.5761

info@thesailingmuseum.org