• GulfQuest is the only maritime museum dedicated to the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Wednesday - Saturday

    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • GulfQuest’s container ship, the SS McLean, commemorates the concept of containerization, an idea pioneered by Malcom McLean in the 1950s as the owner of Waterman Steamship Corporation in Mobile. The first container ships were retrofitted at the Port of Mobile. Containerization revolutionized world trade by dramatically lowering shipping costs, making it possible for companies to manufacture their products and ship them worldwide at an affordable cost.

  • Absolutely! GulfQuest's Education Department would love to have your school visit us for a field trip!

  • Yes. Treasures is open from 11:00 am through 4:00 pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Treasures is designed to look like a sunken Spanish galleon, and features museum-quality gifts in every price range.

  • Yes. Overlooking Mobile's downtown waterfront and skyline, GulfQuest’s event spaces and meeting rooms offer a one-of-a-kind experience. GulfQuest can accommodate corporate functions, conferences, luncheons, lectures, receptions, and private parties.