Yoga has been postponed indefinitely.       

Public Programming


Off-site Lectures


Schedule Your Own: FMM staff may be available to lecture at your local library or group meeting!* There is no required honorarium, but donations are always appreciated. If you would like to schedule an off-site lecture call (941) 708-6120 for more information about staff availability and lecture topics. *Within a 30-mile radius of the museum.

Featured Guests


Past performers: Tom Kastle Tom Kastle is a singer, songwriter, sailor and teller of tales. He has one foot in the modern world, and the other planted in the traditional maritime realm as a shanty singer and a tall ship captain. These songs were sung while doing massively heavy work like hoisting sail and raising an […]

Maritime Skills Classes


To register for one of FMM’s skill-building classes, call 941-708-6120. Payment should be made over the phone or in person by the registration deadline. These classes will now be offered under the umbrella of The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum. Please visit to see what is currently being offered    

Music on the Porch


9In celebration of the Cortez Grand Ole Opry and the rich musical heritage of Cortez, FMM hosts monthly Music on the Porch events. Jam session begins at 2 p.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Come enjoy the music, or bring an instrument and make some of your own! When the weather is nice, this event takes […]

Lectures at FMM


Upcoming Lectures: 2017 Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated. Seating is first come first serve, beginning at 2:30. FMM members can reserve seats by calling (941) 708-6120 Cuban Fishing Ranchos in Tampa Bay Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 3pm Explore the history of Florida’s “Fishing Rancho Period,” from the late 1700s to the late […]

Library Talks

Captured Rum Runners 1921 Tampa

Upcoming: There are currently no scheduled library talks, but stay tuned! Dates will be added as planned. Program Descriptions: History of Smuggling in Florida 1700-1933 For as long as Florida has been known to Europe, our long coastlines and tricky bays have been a haven for smugglers.  Find out about the characters, the boats and […]