Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
- Type: Museums
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Most of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum's displays were destroyed during Hurricane Katrina, and the seaside facility is still rebuilding. But the resilient museum has salvaged what it could and has taken up temporary residence in the Edgewater Mall off of Beach Boulevard while the construction continues.
Although most visitors are left underwhelmed by the temporary space, they do say that the guided schooner tours organized off the coast might still be worth your time. But nibble your packed snacks strategically one TripAdvisor user notes, "If you bring a picnic -- eat up as the boat is using the motor to get you out into open water. Once the sails are up, it is difficult to eat. Also sit further back in the boat to avoid getting wet if rough. It is a blast though."
Reservations are highly recommended, but if you're lucky, you might snag a seat on a schooner tour last minute. Admission costs about $30 for adults and $15 for children. Call ahead: 228-435-6320 for tour schedules and reservations, or check out the museum's website. Entrance to the museum is free.