We sail an H12 - a small daysailor designed by Herreshoff, so have an affinity for his boats. If you are interested in sailing, the museum is a must-see.
Herreshoff is very small museum and focuses almost exclusively on America's Cup sailing. We enjoyed a half hour there but were hoping for a broader experience and better interpretation. Unless you are really fascinated by sailing and know enough to appreciate the apparent significance of Herreshoff boats this museum could disappoint.
From all the ( nautical ) museum's we have visited on our 3,5 week trip through New England, ( 8 in total ) this Rode Island Gem was simply the best. Very well documented, it laid out the life and work of Captain Nath, the Wizzard of Bristol. If you like sailing, and one of your interests is the early... More
We found this place almost by accident whilst travelling down to Newport. An absolute must if you like ant form of sailing I would say. The video about the brothers was fascinating and I would recommend you watch it. The Americas Cup exhibits were world class and I really appreciate the time somebody has taken to collect all that wonderful... More
You can see the museum web site and comments on other reviews for the brothers Herreshoff (N.G. and J.B.) significance to beautiful yachts, early America’s Cup, Bristol, New England and yacht design in general. If you are a Herreshoff buff, this is a must see. If you have no idea who the N.G. and J.B. Herreshoff are, but love older... More
Museum loaded with boating history made in America 1964-1945. Terrific value spend a few days in this gem of a original town, Bristol, R.I. TIDE Ferrari racing
My husband really enjoyed this museum because he is a boater and enjoyed the very detailed history of the boats built there, many for the America's Cup. I was kind of bored. There is a machine shop there if you're into such things, plus many boats, some of which you could step up to but not board. Hubby liked it... More
If you are a sailor, this is a must see, a must stop. From land or sea. Obviously like any small museum it could definitely use a million or two to spend on their exhibits, but it is wonderful as is.
I had the opportunity to visit the HMM this weeeking while sailin in the HMM regatta and had the opprtunity to look at it's updated exhibite and all of the beautiful trophies, displays and bits of maritime and Americas Cup history there. At the Regatta, they had dozens of classic yachts on display and racing in the regatta, including my... More
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