Explore the world of wind and water in the heart of Newport

Newport's newest cultural destination and attraction is OPEN daily 10 am to 5 pm!

Experience sailing through exciting hands-on activities and exhibits that are fun for the whole family.


General admission tickets are available for purchase online or in-person. Discounted admission tickets must be purchased in-person. The museum is open 10 am to 5 pm daily.

Ticket Type



Senior (65+)/Military/College Student

Youth (11-18 years)

Child (10 and under)

Ticket Price

Always Free!




Always Free!

Groups & Tours

For school trips, team building, and more!

The Sailing Museum is a great destination for school and youth groups. We also welcome family reunions, corporate retreats, club rendezvous and tour groups. Groups of 10 or more may contact us for a discounted price on their selected date. Upgrade your museum experience with a VIP guide or even a meet-and-greet with a Hall of Famer!

Contact us for more information!

© Katrina Zoe Norbom


Summer 2022

DAILY 10am – 5pm

May 10th through October 15th, The Sailing Museum will be open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Fall and winter seasonal hours will be posted here soon.

Visitors should plan on 45 to 90 minutes for their journey through the museum, but please feel free to stay longer!

Directions & Parking

365 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840

The Sailing Museum is located on Thames Street, one of Newport's busiest downtown streets. Centrally located, the museum is a 10-minute walk from most of the shops, restaurants and attractions in town.

Street parking is available throughout the city, but be sure to read the signs hours for Resident Parking or Metered Parking is in place. There are also multiple paid lots in and around Newport, including two just across the street from The Sailing Museum.

Harbor Shuttle

Access Newport and avoid the traffic

Arrive to The Sailing Museum by water! For those looking to add some extra fun to their visit, park at the Newport Transportation Center, walk across the street to Perrotti Park and take the Harbor Shuttle to Ann Street Pier – the museum is steps away on Thames Street. Make a day of it with a hop-on hop-off ticket that connects several destinations around the Newport Harbor!


An experience made for everyone

The museum is located across two floors. Elevator access is available and galleries are wheelchair accessible. Please ask any staff member for assistance.

Strollers, bikes, scooters and skateboards are not permitted in the museum.

© US Sailing / Will Ricketson

“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

Museum Rules & Policies

The museum experience is located across two floors. Elevator access is available and galleries are wheelchair accessible. Please ask any staff member for assistance.

  • Strollers, bikes, scooters and skateboards are not permitted in the museum.
  • Only service animals as defined under the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are allowed.
  • No smoking is permitted in the museum or on the grounds.
  • Please be courteous of others and refrain from making calls or using your cell phone on speaker in the museum.
  • We encourage you to try all the interactive exhibits, but please do not touch the artifacts, artwork or exhibit cases.

For the security of our visitors, staff and collection of artifacts, the following are not permitted in the museum:

  • Food, drink, e-cigarettes, backpacks/oversized bags, strollers and any other objects or possessions the staff deems potentially harmful to artifacts and other guests.
  • Tripods and live video are not permitted in the galleries.

COVID-19 Precautions

  • The Sailing Museum follows all local and CDC recommendations to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers. Based on regulatory guidance, we will continue making adjustments, which may change without notice.
  • In addition to cleaning and disinfecting routines, the museum is equipped with UVC air purification systems throughout the building.

Photography is welcome, and encouraged! Please turn off your flash, but remember to tag us in your posts.



We could not do this without support!

Thanks to these amazing Founding Members and Donors.


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We Can Build Together

Sailing has a long history, and a tradition that prepares and propels us to go forward. Each of us has learned valuable life lessons on the water, made relationships that last a lifetime and experienced the challenges, and joy, that come from sailing. This is a legacy we have the ability, and privilege, to pass on to others. The Sailing Museum will bring incredible people and inspiring stories from across the country into ONE place that is accessible to all.

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The Sailing Museum

365 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840