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North Carolina Maritime Museum

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Address: 315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
Phone Number: 252/728-7317
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and...
Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.
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NC Coast exploring

This was our first time to this area and we loved it. It is very clean and well laid out. The information available at each display is awesome. We will visit again

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Rockwell NC
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first time to this area and we loved it. It is very clean and well laid out. The information available at each display is awesome. We will visit again

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Awesome stop during our vacation. Very informative museum on North Carolina's maritime and nautical history. It had exhibits from Native American dugout canoes all the way to the modern vessels. They have a great collection of some of the artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge. They had one of the conservators onsite to answer questions. There is nice little library... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This museum offers a little bit for everyone. The library is worth a visit if you are interested in boats. If in the area, this is a "must do" if you like boats or want to know more about the area history. Admission is free.

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Seaman, United States
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting things to see. The grandchildren lost interest pretty fast. There are good photo opportunity's but you can not take photos due to the delicate condition of many displays. It has a nice gift shop. The building is cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great museum for free although they do have a suggested donation. My favorites were the sperm whale skeleton, sperm whale heart, and the sextants.

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Randleman, North Carolina
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this free museum. There were many exhibits for both adults and children. The Blackbeard exhibit was truly a great experience.

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Newark, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We just stopped in on a whim and this place did not dissapoint. You could see some artifacts from Black Beards ship along with other interesting things about boats

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The kids liked seeing Blackbeard's artifacts and learning about pirate ships. It was more interesting than I expected and we were happy we made it over for this attraction. There is no fee and they had just the right amount of things to look at and learn about to keep everyone occupied for a short visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I enjoyed the aquarium a lot. The outside areas were as good as the inside areas. I got to pet a stingray which is something I didnt think I would ever do.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There is Blackbeard treasure here but not gold and silver. The display of the recovered items is very interesting. Make sure you have a look at the medical instruments on display. You will want to go and search for more information about what was recovered from this time capsule. The section on shipwreck shore rescue is also very interesting. This... More 

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Address: 315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
Phone Number: 252/728-7317
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort

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