The Hull Lifesaving Museum, the museum of Boston Harbor heritage, preserves the region's lifesaving tradition and maritime culture through collections, exhibits, experiential and interpretive education, research, and service to others. The museum's open water rowing programs in Boston Harbor educate young people about themselves while developing a constituency that takes stewardship for its maritime history. The deeds, traditions, and ethic of the nineteenth century coastal lifesavers - Skills, Courage, and Caring - are the foundation of the museum's exhibits and programs, and its underlying commitment to working to impact society, and individual lives, for the better.
A Family Guide and Activity Pak, available in the Orientation Room, offers families a fun, child-friendly way to explore the museum, with plenty of hands-on features, such as binoculars, compasses, and magnifying lenses. In the Navigation Loft, children delight in imagining their own adventures as they dress up in surfmen's uniforms, set sail aboard the climb-on wooden sailing ship, or stand watch in the cupola.