Although the ships that were built in Camden were intended for use outside of the safety of their berths here, the Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum endeavors to give the memories of those ships, the shipbuilding industry from which they were born, and the maritime legacy of Camden, New Jersey, a permanent home and safe harbor.
We welcome you to enjoy our efforts, learn about the rich shipbuilding and maritime history of Camden, and even join us, as a volunteer, in helping us fulfill our mission. Subscribe to our mailing list to stay involved.
“A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.”
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper
The mission of the Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum is to educate, inspire, and engage citizens about Camden's rich maritime heritage and significant contributions to global shipbuilding and seafaring exploration. The museum will be an anchor institution for cultural enrichment and community development for Camden's Waterfront South neighborhood.