The NSHOF is located adjacent to the U.S. Naval Academy and on the historic Annapolis City Dock. Activities include boat exhibitions, STEM Sailing, the Classic Wooden Boat Rendezvous & Race, BULL and BEAR Sandbagger Sailing, Recovering Warrior Regattas and Community Outreach Sails.
America was shaped by explorers racing to get here, men-of-war racing to Her defense, clipper ships racing their products to port, waterman racing their catch to market, and modern racing competitors representing the USA. Sailing is inextricably linked to American culture — in its art, literature, history, music and film.