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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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A Must See When in Beaufort

Great collection and display of the local history and culture of the region. It is not large but is well organized and offers one of the best places to learn what makes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Great collection and display of the local history and culture of the region. It is not large but is well organized and offers one of the best places to learn what makes Beaufort/Moorehead City/Crystal Coast special.

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Houston, Texas
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum, especially with all the artifacts from Blackbeard and Queen Anne's. Very personal and friendly staff and they do have a scavenger hunt for kids inside the museum. If you are going to be around it is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum and the volunteer staff is very friendly and cordial. Taking a lot of time to explain exhibits to you. Interesting maritime artifacts. Lots of history of Blackbeard's ship running aground off the coast and the archaeloigal finds of his sunken ship. To a Sperm Whale that beached itself at nearby Cape Lookout and how it was preserved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Neat museum w/ many cool artifacts from just off the Beaufort coast! Lots of different model boats that were designed and used by fisherman in Harkers Island. Great library inside as well.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a small museum on the waterfront of the delightful small town of Beaufort, NC. While small, the items are very well displayed and convey an immense amount of information and history for those that want to enjoy the details of the artifacts. Or just want an overview, you can get a lot from just a quick walk through.... More 

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Durham, NC
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very interesting exhibits, wonderful location in downtown Beaufort across the street from the waterfront. Very nice staff and gift shop with good choices for gifts or personal use. We usually visit whenever in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stopped in for a visit to the museum with a big family group that included three generations of family over our Spring Break. Great hands-on museum for the little ones , with interesting artifacts and info for the adults. Stroller friendly - which was a plus for our group . It's great that it's free!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Although it's small, the items in the exhibits are interesting for both kids and adults. The Queen Anne artifacts are great. The scavenger hunt from the front desk will get the kids involved. We have been several times before. It's something to do on your visit to get away from the beach for a while.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Good overview, and well presented, of the maritime history of the area. The exhibit on the archaeology of Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge (sunk 1718) is the main attraction, but it covers much more than just that time period--19th century shipwreck life saving, Civil War, modern boat motors, etc.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a “must see” for visitors to the Beaufort area! Very well presented displays of the maritime history of the area. From Blackbeard and his pirates, aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, to the Civil War. To the development and evolution of local working vessels like the Sharpie, to modern recreational sport fishing, this intimate museum is a real treat!... More 

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