Support our Mission

Our mission is to celebrate the heritage of sailing, honor those who have shaped the sport and inspire new generations of sailor and innovators. In a welcoming and inclusive environment, the museum features interactive educational exhibits that provide real-world applications of STEAM concepts that come alive through sailing.

With your help, we achieved much in 2023:

~ We fully launched our partnership with the New England Sailing and Science Foundation (NESS). This program brings sixth graders from local Thompson Middle School to learn about science through a curriculum specifically designed around exhibits at the Museum. NESS marine educators teach lessons both during Museum visits and through eight weeks of regular in-school classroom sessions.

~ We welcomed nearly 13,500 visitors through our doors...sailors and non-sailors alike to experience our exhibits. Whether through regular Museum admission or through a specially-arranged group tour, we continue to expand our reach and attracting new audiences.

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We are excited to introduce new exhibits with fresh programming and more special events featuring our Hall of Famers in 2024. You will also see exciting highlights and exclusive media-based morsels designed to capture the wonder of sailing and spirit of camaraderie.

Your continued support is invaluable in allowing us to maintain consistent focus on reaching our shared goals.

We are just getting started…continue the journey with us by donating today. Come see what we can build together!

The Sailing Museum is a dba of the National Sailing Hall of Fame & Museum, Inc, an IRS registered 501c3 nonprofit organization bearing tax identification number 54-2152883. For more information, please contact

Become a Member

Memberships at The Sailing Museum & National Sailing Hall of Fame help foster our community and support our mission. As a member, you'll enjoy a variety of benefits- like free admission, discounts at our museum store, guest passes, and more.

With a range of membership levels, it's easy to get a membership that meets your needs.

Learn more and join today!

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Sponsor an Event

The Sailing Museum and National Sailing Hall of Fame offers meaningful event, program and high visibility branding opportunities. We work with our partners to create custom sponsorships that best fit their goals.

Call the museum at 401.324.5761 or email to learn more.

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The Sailing Museum & Hall of Fame

365 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840