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North Carolina Maritime Museum

315 Front St., Beaufort, Beaufort, NC
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Ranked #2 of 6 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...
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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.

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WINCHESTER, MASS
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

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 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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72 attraction reviews
336 helpful votes 336 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 

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Coplay, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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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.

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Waverly, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were here during a cold spell and decided to take time inside. Worth going and exploring anytime. They cater to all ages. Very informative and lot's of history. Happen to be here when they put on National Geographic Blackbeard movie. It was long but worth seeing. Take time and stop in no matter what the weather is.

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ATLANTIC BEACH
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great info on pirates,crabbing, fishing, whaling, cival and 2cd world war. Its free . A must in Beaufort . Please donate.

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Prescott, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The exhibits provide an excellent introduction to the sea-going aspects of Beaufort and other North Carolina coastal towns. The movie about Blackbeard reinforces the exhibit about Blackbeard and the stories one hears about Blackbeard in Beaufort.

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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Museums are a glimpse into our past history. The maritime museum does an outstanding job of presenting the history of the area's coastal and fishing industry's past. You must see the artifacts from Blackbeard's Queen Ann's Revenge which is still buried in Beaufort Inlet.

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