Our mission is to collect, preserve and share traditional knowledge, cultural artifacts and personal stories specific to Florida’s fishing and maritime heritage.


Volunteers at the Florida Maritime Museum play a crucial role in keeping the museum running ship shape. Come join our voyage of guiding visitors through Florida’s fishing and maritime history. The Florida Maritime Museum has a variety of volunteer opportunities including, but not limited to:

  • Docents

  • Assisting with gardening/landscaping

  • Educational Programming

  • Special events

  • Gift Shop

  • Collections

Have other hobbies, skills, or interests? Let us know and we would love to find the perfect fit for you!

Florida Maritime Museum is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

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Florida Maritime Museum, ​​Historical Resources Department for the Office of Ms. Angelina Colonneso, 
Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller