Sailing Starts Here

Immerse yourself at sailing’s home port in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island

Visit Soon. Visit Often.

Every important sport has its sacred ground, Cooperstown for baseball, Canton for football and Newport for sailing. While each honors the sport’s outstanding participants, one goes further. The Sailing Museum & National Sailing Hall of Fame features displays that highlight the sport’s evolution; inspire budding non-sailor athletes to hone translatable skills, decision-making and teamwork; engage local schools and community groups; and opens an historic venue for private event space.

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Family looking at an exhibit at The Sailing Museum
National Sailing Hall of Fame Exhibit

Featured Exhibit

The Museum is also the address of legends, a place to glean inspiration from stories of men and women inducted to the National Sailing Hall of Fame whose championships and adventures shaped not just the sport, but everyday life. It also pays tribute to members of The America’s Cup Hall of Fame, those rare sailors with levels of expertise so outstanding that they distinguished themselves at the pinnacle of sailing.

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Meet the Latest Hall of Fame Inductees

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Betsy Alison

The Sailing Museum stresses the inclusivity of the sport and is a venue that celebrates the passion that drives people to take to the water.

Betsy Alison

Hall of Famer and United States Paralympic Sailing Team Coach

Statue at The Sailing Museum

Become a Member

Every membership comes with incredible benefits – including free, year-round admission, invitations to exclusive events, discounts in the museum store and more.

The Sailing Museum event space

Host an Event

Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party, formal dinner or corporate offsite, we’ve got you covered with flexible options for 10 – 300 guests across two floors.

Products in The Sailing Museum store

Shop the Store

For the latest in branded merchandise and select, locally-crafted items, visit our store in person or online.