We are dedicated to preserving our marine heritage through the education of traditional and contemporary maritime skills. 

Located in the heart of Sausalito's waterfront, The Spaulding Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, sharing, and celebrating the area’s rich history of boat building. With its working 20,000 sq. ft. boat building and repair facility, historically significant sailboats, and skilled craftspeople, The Center offers a wealth of educational programs and community events designed to connect people of all ages to the Bay Area’s maritime history and the art of boat building.

In addition to our working boat yard we host monthly community events, classes for kids and adults, have opportunities for volunteers and invite the public to tour our historic 1885 sloop Freda. 




Your donation allows us to connect people and build partnerships around the community. We run restoration and educational projects with our partners, seeking the most constructive solutions.

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