The museum hosts exhibits on local oystering families, hurricanes, shipbuilders, sailing heroes, Native Americans, maritime disasters, and much more. The space also features a permanent exhibit on the ecological history of the Five Mile River, highlighting the flora, fauna, and marine life that flourish in our waters.Read More
The renovated Boathouse hosts exhibits on specific topics such as local oystering families, Native Americans, hurricanes, ship builders, sailing heroes, and maritime disasters. It also has a permanent exhibit on the ecological history of the Long Island Sound, highlighting the flora, fauna, and marine life that flourish in our waters, centered around a hand-painted mural. Built-in cabinets display tools used by boatbuilders, sailmakers, fishermen, ship captains, and local craft people. We intend to present a range of fun and engaging programs that connect the community with our maritime history. Rounding out the displays will be a collection of beautifully-built models of New England working boats, donated by Rowayton resident Dick Woods.
The Boathouse was dedicated to the memory of Rowayton Historical Society founder Frank E. Raymond in 2000.
Historic Rowayton's gift shop Seaside Delights is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 - 4 pm.
Parking is available very nearby on Rowayton Avenue, Pennoyer Street, and behind the shops.
Other Amenities: Open After COVID, ADA Compliant, Groups Welcome