211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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Independence Seaport Museum deepens the understanding, appreciation and experience of the Philadelphia region’s waterways through history, science, and art, plus experiences on the water. Dive into River Alive!, a new exhibit that brings the wildlife, science, and wonder of the Delaware River up close. Raise the sails and discover the history of the U.S. Navy aboard Schooner Diligence and our National Historic Landmark ships, Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna. Observe live demonstrations in the Museum’s boatbuilding workshop and get hands-on with science, technology, engineering, and math in our Citizen Science Lab and MakerSpace. Uncover the past with one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America and experience the river with seasonal boat rentals and on-water tours. With so much to explore, Independence Seaport Museum is the premier, family-friendly destination on the Penn’s Landing Waterfront.
Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum sits on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in “The City of Ships,” Bath, Maine. The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and culture. Indoors, enjoy air-conditioned galleries with exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages, including Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse Experience: a one-of-a-kind immersive exhibit that will give you the sensation of standing at the top of a lighthouse. Outdoors, stroll through the country’s only surviving shipyard to see where large wooden sailing vessels were once built. Many of the original buildings in our shipyard are preserved, giving you a glimpse into the daily lives of the Percy & Small shipbuilders. The highlight of the yard is the full-size sculpture of the schooner Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing vessel ever built in North America. Hop aboard the historic 1906 schooner Mary E to see what Maine-built vessels are like or take a cruise aboard our more modern cruise boat, Merrymeeting.
8231 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840, USA
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The Mission of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum is to preserve and share the fascinating history of the Finger Lakes boating industry and the pivotal role it has played in the development of the region and beyond. The Museum exhibits boats and ephemera, holds workshops and classes in boat building skills and holds lectures on the history of boating, fishing, development and recreation of the area. Restoration projects are ongoing and open for public viewing. Housed in the former Taylor Wine Company buildings in Hammondsport, NY we are also able to share some of the early history of the wine industry of the Finger Lakes.
Home to “America’s Oldest Car Collection” the Larz Anderson Auto Museum is just 5 miles outside of Boston and set in the beautiful 64 acre Larz Anderson Park. The Museum hosts numerous types of events throughout the year, including educational speaker series, musical events and car shows such as Tutto Italiano, the largest Italian Car Festival in the Northeast.
The Beverly Historical Society has been preserving and caring for Beverly’s past since 1891 and the 1781 John Cabot House has been our headquarters since 1892. In addition to a collection of nearly a million objects and documents related to Beverly and the North Shore of Massachusetts, the Society preserves and interprets three historic properties, the Balch House, Hale Farm, and the Cabot House, and engages the community in a variety of programs.
The Southeastern Narrow Gauge & Shortline Museum is a three part campus including the historic 1924 Newton Depot, a Model Railroad Center, and the Alexander Railroad Pavilion. The restored Depot features regional historic railroad artifacts. The Model Railroad center hosts 8 operating model layouts and a gift shop. The Alexander Pavilion houses full size railcars restored by the Alexander Chapter of the National Railway Historic Society.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage, and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life!
Chattanooga, Tennessee is credited as the birthplace of the tow truck thanks to inventor Ernest Holmes Sr. Holmes and his son Ernest Holmes Jr. who would go on to establish a major towing manufacturer named the Ernest Holmes Company. The International Towing & Recovery Museum is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of the towing industry. The Museum is home to The Wall of the Fallen in honor of men and women who had lost their lives in the line of service, a replica of the first tow truck, the world’s fastest tow truck, and more.
The Revs Institute, Inc. is a purpose built 80,000 sq. ft. private research library and museum which exists to serve serious researchers in fostering a new level of understanding of the automobile, not only as a technological device, but as an agent for social and economic change, worthy to be considered among the masterpieces of mankind’s creativity. Housed in the Naples, Florida facility are: The Collier Collection of over 100 influential automobiles that meet rigid standards for historic significance, rarity, technical, aesthetic or social significance, and The Revs Institute’s private archive and research library of books, periodicals, photos, ephemera, brochures, advertisements and multilingual technical publications.
The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits on shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff, shrimp peeling machine and numerous historic photographs and objects. Recently completed, the Wade Guice Hurricane Museum within the museum features 1400 square feet of exhibition space and a state of the art theatre. The art gallery features regional and national maritime artists with exhibitions rotating throughout the year.
The Museum is the home of the largest LEGO(R) railroad display in Mississippi, over 80 running scale model trains, elevated and ground level G scale trains, interactive layouts for kids to operate and enjoy, outdoor garden displays, and multiple riding trains! There are also many fun, themed outdoor railroad displays to enjoy like Jurassic Park and Futurama! We are a true generational connector with something fun for all ages. We offer field trips, corporate family days, special events & fundraisers.
The East Troy Railroad Museum and tourist railway offers a scenic 14-mile round-trip train ride on historic electric trolleys, streetcars and interurban cars on the last remaining segment of the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company system. Visitors can experience the history of train travel as it was 100 years ago.
With a mission to preserve Oklahoma’s aerospace history and to inspire science-based learning through discovery, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium (TASM) has carved out a unique niche in the Oklahoma museum community. TASM has been exposing visitors to real-world applications of STEM for over 15 years.