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 Friday through Monday February 10 – April 30. The last admission is 4:15 pm to ensure visitors have time to enjoy their museum experience.
Senior (65+)/Military/College Student
Youth (11-18 years)
Child (10 and under)
Museums for All (purchase in-museum)
Newport's Sporting Ticket
Experience Sailing, Cars and Tennis!
Newport’s three sporting museums have a join-access ticket! Visitors and sports fans can visit The Sailing Museum, Audrain Automobile Museum and International Tennis Hall of Fame for the price of just two museum admissions, at $39 per adult.
Groups & Tours
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 should contact us for a discounted price on their selected date and to organize the details of their visit. Upgrade your museum experience with a VIP guide or even a meet-and-greet with a Hall of Famer!
Contact us for more information and to make plans for your group!
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We're open 10 am – 5 pm, Friday through Monday. Visitors should plan on 45 to 90 minutes for their journey through the museum, but please feel free to stay longer! The museum experience is self-guided, but we do offer private tours. Contact us for more information.
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.
For those looking to avoid the traffic, park at the Newport Transportation Center, walk across the street to Perrotti Park and take the Harbor Shuttle to Ann Street Pier, delivering you to the Ann Street Pier, just behind the museum! Make a day of it with a hop-on hop-off ticket that connects several destinations around the Newport Harbor.
Experience the majesty of Narragansett Bay on your way to the charming New England enclave of Newport, R.I. Offering quick trips from Providence, Boston and more, Seastreak will spare you the traffic-jammed frustration and replace it with a relaxing and enjoyable cruise to Newport.
The Jamestown Newport Ferry operates from May 21 through October 10 and has five Hop-On Hop-Off stops that include Jamestown, Rose Island Lighthouse, Fort Adams, Ann Street Pier and Perrotti Park. Take a quick one way trip across the bay or get round-trip tickets and beat the crowds in downtown Newport. The Sailing Museum is off Thames Street and the Ann Street drop off is right behind the building!
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
– Gary Jobson
The museum experience is located across two floors. Elevator access is available and galleries are wheelchair accessible. Please ask any staff member for assistance.
For the security of our visitors, staff and collection of artifacts, the following are not permitted in the museum:
Photography is welcome, and encouraged! Please turn off your flash, but remember to tag us in your posts.
Join in the Support…
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.
The Sailing Museum
365 Thames Street
Newport, RI 02840