We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

North Carolina Maritime Museum

Address: 315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
Phone Number: 252/728-7317
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Premier museum that has a large collection of boats, models, decoys and dioramas about life in coastal North Carolina.

Hotels near North Carolina Maritime Museum

Write a Review

273 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    181
    79
    11
    2
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited on 1/24/2015 - there was evidently some type of event going on with many folks dressed as colorful pirates. This is a free museum, with donations encouraged. There are many interactive exhibits. My favorites were on whaling and lifesaving. Do not miss this place if you're interested in ships lost to the "graveyard of the Atlantic." There is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
colorado
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you are into boats, sailing, and maritime history...do not miss this one...Plan on a few hours to chill and browse all the material / displays / etc... the library is one of the best...... take your time...lots to see and do ... cool place to chill in the hot summer also....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Lots of artifacts, Very educational provide explanations of ship, boat making, and the fishing industry.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milwaukee, WI
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The museum is under construction right now, not sure when it will be complete. Despite the construction, the museum was still very informative and interesting. A lot of information on Blackbeard. Be sure to peek into the library, it's beautiful!

Was this review helpful? Yes
WINCHESTER, MASS
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We actually stumbled upon this place in search of postcards. Yes, they did have them but that played a very minor role in our visit. The maritime history of the area is displayed beautifully through a large variety of exhibits and artifacts and the notorious Blackbeard the Pirate, who frequented this area is prominently featured. This is just a neat... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
237 reviews 237 reviews
73 attraction reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a wonderful little museum that provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the seafaring history of the North Carolina coast. There are several displays that highlight such things as whaling, the life saving stations, Light houses, ship/boat building and a very interesting exhibit of items found on "The Queen Anne's Revenge" (Black Beard the pirate's ship) which was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Coplay, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We mainly went here to see the Blackbeard exhibit but the rest of the museum was very nice also. There are some civil war artifacts and some marine life exhibits but obviously mainly boat history exhibits.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We enjoyed the museum and it is a must when visiting Beaufort, North Carolina. It is a great family trip.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Waverly, New York
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Some of the exhibits were missing items and the boatyard was closed. Those were the only bad things. The Blackbeard movie was really fun and the exhibits were very interesting and informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Free museum with a lot to look at. For younger kids, pick up the map of things to search for. There is a movie about Black Beard. Not short (almost 2 hours) but my dad liked it. Nice restrooms and a small gift shop.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed North Carolina Maritime Museum also viewed

Beaufort, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to North Carolina Maritime Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from North Carolina Maritime Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?