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North Carolina Maritime Museum

315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.
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English first
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94 reviews 94 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I haven't been since they remodeled but we took the kids and grandkids there on several occasions and they loved it. Great activity when the week at the beach needs a break from the sun.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Interesting museum of local culture. Shows artifacts from ships that sunk around the area and Coast Guard history. Enjoyed it.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We have visited this local Musuem several times in the past. We always enjoy stopping here and viewing the displays of local Maritime life. We are glad someone is interested in retaining the local culture because this way of life seems to be changing and being lost. I would definitely recommend a visit to the Musuem.

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Apex, North Carolina
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136 reviews 136 reviews
38 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have visited the museum several times and we don't always have to have a grandchild with us. We enjoy it even when its just us adults. They have activity for older kids and younger kids to do while they walk around the museum. I don't think there is an admission. They do ask for donations.

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North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We really enjoyed this free and fun museum. It has so much information packed inside. Great educational experience...don't miss it.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I visited the NC Maritime Museum twice this summer, each time with two small children in tow. This is a perfect place to learn the rich history of coastal North Carolina. There are small exhibits about different types of boats, the coast Guard and a lighthouse. However, the crown jewel of the museum, and in my opinion, the entire state... More

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Mooresville
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This museum is free so you can't complain about anything. It is interesting. It is not obvious but there is free parking behind the building. The movie on Blackbeard was fantastic. Be prepared the move is long but very good. The museum in Norfolk, V.A. is the best Maritime Museum I have ever been in.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

And informative. Great place to pop into to cool off or get out of an afternoon shower. They offer a little scavenger hunt for the little ones. My two enjoyed doing it even though they are older.(10 &12) They get a sticker at the end if they locate everything. Good place to visit if in the area.

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Annapolis
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193 reviews 193 reviews
15 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This FREE museum was a wonderful hour or two out of our day. From Pirates to Sea Life, there was much to see. Well worth the time !

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Hickory, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We left this museum unable to believe there was no admission fee (although we did make a donation)! It's a great piece of maritime history, and our whole family learned so much there! The Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit was our favorite! It was like stepping back in time! And for our younger (elementary age) kids, they offered a "clue hunt".... More

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