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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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Queen Anne's Revenge historical finds are worth the trip.

We love the scavenger hunt that they have available to the kids. We love visiting & letting the kids see what living in a coastal community means. My favorite exhibit is the Queen... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Christy S
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Newport, North Carolina
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Newport, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We love the scavenger hunt that they have available to the kids. We love visiting & letting the kids see what living in a coastal community means. My favorite exhibit is the Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit! It is worth travelling to see.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This Museum is a lovely interlude on a busy week at the beach. It's dark and cool and has lots of interesting exhibits to explore. We have been coming to this museum almost every year for the past 25 years and it never ceases to interest us. The newer exhibits about Blackbeard's ship are good for children and adults and... More 

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derbyshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum right on the waterfront and based in two properties. The staff are knowledgeable and the display material awesome. I would certainly visit again.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wonderful museum with great exhibits. Admission is free and the place is beautifully maintained. Also love the maritime library with hardwood floors, fireplace, and deep cushioned chairs.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to go into this little museum yesterday after spending time at the beach. The price was right! Free! We didn't know what to expect, but it was quite pleasant and had quite a bit to see. It's small but they had some interesting things and we enjoyed our little visit there.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The staff were very welcoming and knowledgable and the displays were well laid out and very informative. The local history was particularly interesting as was the section about piracy. I could imagine this would make a pleasant diversion for a family with young children.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this little gem of a museum! Not the biggest maritime museum, but very well organized and up-to-date. Their information on Blackbeard and the Queen Anne's Revenge is top notch. Fun for all ages!

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When you visit Beaufort, you must make time for the Maritime Museum. The attractions are great. Make sure your children do the scavenger hunt while there. Very enjoyable and everyone so very friendly. Free of charge but donations appreciated.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What a great place the workers are so into their museum .you see it in the pride that they have.When we were their they were having an event about Black beard-my whole family learned so much and had ,a great day . And the place is free-

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Louisville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Nice museum with informative exhibits. Larger than we expected. Donations excepted for admission but no pressure to give like some places. Free parking.

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