Maritime Museum Reopens July 1

Great News!  The Maritime Museum is scheduled to reopen July 1st, 10-5, with Oswego Lighthouse boat tours running Friday and Saturday (weather pending) this week 12:30-4:30 pm!

In order to keep our staff, volunteers, and visitors safe; your next visit to the Maritime Museum may look a bit different.  The wearing of facemasks is required, and your experience here is designed to maintain your group’s social distancing. 

As with other museums, we were heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but remain committed to bringing you the best of our regional maritime history this year, with limited events and activities. 

Please consider becoming a member or making a donation to the Museum to help us during this economic downturn. As the only maritime museum on the American shores of Lake Ontario, your support is vital to our continued operation in Oswego, as we welcome community members and tourists back to our city!
To become a member or donate, follow this link: here.



Santa Visits Maritime Museum

November 28, December 6, and December 13 beginning at 1:00 pm.

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego is pleased to be able to offer an experience with Santa and Mrs. Claus in a safe contact free environment. This year, families can still visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus by making a reservation ahead ...


Lighthouse Boat Tours 2020

All the latest information on Lighthouse Boat Tours for the 2020 Season.

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego offers boat tours to the Oswego West Pierhead Lighthouse every Friday & Saturday...


Schooner Ontario: A 2020 Update

An update on the future of tall ship sailing in Oswego!

In 2018, the Maritime Museum formed the Schooner Ontario Exploratory Committee – comprised of community stakeholders, Maritime Museum leadership, and potential donors – to begin the process of conceptualizing the future of the vessel....