Sailing Starts Here
Welcome to sailing’s new home
in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island.
Hours: OPEN DAILY 10 am – 5 pm
Please note – the museum will close at 4 pm on June 8th and 15th.
Support the Mission. Support the Sport.
Help us bring sailing to the public through an interactive and educational experience.
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.
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.
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Here’s what you can expect during your visit.
Featuring Two Iconic
Halls of Fame Under One Roof
June 2, 2022
May 19, 2022
– Gary Jobson
The Sailing Museum
365 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840
Please note - the museum will close at 4 pm June 8th & June 15th
JOIN US JUNE 15TH FOR A FREE EVENT IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD OCEANS DAY!
"HARNESSING THE WIND"
6-7:30 PM - REGISTER HERE!