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. Here, visitors of all ages, non-sailors and sailors alike, will discover the magic that happens when wind and water meet.

Make a Gift

The Sailing Museum celebrates one year of opening it’s doors to the public. Achieving this milestone would not be possible without the support of people who themselves have the learned valuable life and scholastic lessons that sailing imparts.

Our campaign goal is within reach, and with your help we can meet it. Exceed it and we are well positioned to provide quality programming and a meaningful experience to tens of thousands of visitors annually.

Your support can make all the difference.

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 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. Our Community Business Membership is a great way to support

Learn more and join today!

Our Community Business Members

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The Sailing Museum and National Sailing Hall of Fame Induction offer 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

365 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840